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Maine AgrAbility

National Resources


The National AgrAbility Project oversees the 24 state AgrAbility programs. Check out the website for an extensive resource list specific to particular disabilities/chronic health conditions.

The Breaking New Ground Resource Center in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering has become internationally recognized as the primary source for information and resources on rehabilitation technology for persons working in agriculture.


Arthritis and Agriculture is full of arthritis information (for example, arthritis impacts 1/3 of all adult farm operators). You’ll find several practical tips to reduce the impact of arthritis on your agricultural operation.

The National Agricultural Safety Database, NASD, is a collection of publications about agricultural safety and health. The publications are contributed by safety specialists in many different states and agencies. Includes a section specific to farming with disabilities.

Rural Caregivers — Everyone in the family is impacted when one person is injured, ill, or disabled. Take a look at this page for all sorts of resources for caregivers.

Wheel:Life is a global initiative that assists people in addressing the many questions and challenges that come with using a wheelchair. More than 20,000 friends who use wheelchairs visit our website each month to take part in our free, online resources.

Federal Farm and Food Programs

  • Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs — this National Sustainable Agriculture Coalitions (NSAC) guide walks you through dozens of the federal programs and policies most important to sustainable agriculture and how they can be used by farmers, ranchers, and grassroots organizations nationwide.
  • Small and Mid-Sized Farmer Resources — this USDA website provides small and midsize producers valuable resources and program information about access to capital, land management and conservation practices, managing risk, finding local markets, and other educational resources.
  • A New Generation on the Land — this USDA website answers questions about who farms tomorrow, how beginning farmers get access to good quality farmland, and how transitioning farmers prepare for what comes next as they retire, choose a new career, or decide how they want to pass forward their investments.

These links are provided purely for educational purposes. No responsibility is assumed for any content on the linked site.