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Joe Ricker

Veteran Outreach Coordinator
National AgrAbility Project
Breaking New Ground Resource Center
Purdue University
ABE Bldg., 225 S. University St.
West Lafayette IN 47907-2093

The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. While the term "disability" often brings to mind conditions such as spinal cord injuries and amputations, AgrAbility addresses not only these but also many other conditions, such as arthritis, back impairments, and behavioral health issues.
Through education and assistance, AgrAbility helps to eliminate (or at least minimize) obstacles that inhibit success in production agriculture or agriculture-related occupations.
A specific aspect of AgrAbility's outreach is to support and encourage veterans who are attempting to begin careers in agriculture or return to agricultural careers.

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