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Tennessee AgrAbility Project


Please update your AgrAbility phone listings.  Alan Filyaw is our new staff member serving East Tennessee.  Check our staff directory for the most current information on all Tennessee AgrAbility Project staff.

Publication:  Adaptive Controls for Tractors and Machinery  This six-page publication provides an overview of the types of modifications that might be suitable for persons with certain disabilities.  CAUTION:  Because modifications to controls have inherent risks and can contribute to mishaps if they do not function as intended, always seek the advice and services of a qualified rehabilitation engineer or other professional when planning, fabricating, and installing modifications on any equipment. 

The Tennessee AgrAbility Project is a cooperative effort of the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service and Easter Seals in Tennessee. We have joined together to create a project to benefit Tennessee's farmers, farm workers and their family members who have disabilities.

The AgrAbility Project provides individualized services on the farm or at the work setting to help disabled individuals return to farming, the community and independent living. AgrAbility involves the family, community, agricultural professionals and medical and rehabilitation specialists, drawing upon the strengths and experiences of each to help the farmer return to independence. Assistance may be in the form of technical assistance, such as designing modifications for the machinery, farm structures and home, or it may be in the form of counseling, peer support or referrals to appropriate service agencies.

The bottom line: By taking advantage of the farmers' ingenuity and the expertise of agricultural, engineering and rehabilitation specialists, we look for solutions to the farmers' problems.

Tennessee AgrAbility Project Partners:   

University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service   TSU logo

Easter Seals STAR Center ETTAC

USDA CSREES National AgrAbility Project
The Tennessee AgrAbility Project is a cooperative effort of  The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension Program, Easter Seals in Tennessee, Special Technology Access Resource Center and East Tennessee Technology Access Center and various other agencies and organizations interested in helping people with disabilities.

This material is based upon work supported by the Cooperative States Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2001-41590-01135.

Links to commercial sites are provided for information and convenience only.  Inclusion of sites does not imply AgrAbility Project approval of their product or service to the exclusion of others which may be similar, nor does it guarantee or warrant the standard of the products or services offered.