Sunday, July 12, 2020




Cultivating Success One Farmer at a Time


Michigan AgrAbility provides direct services to farmers with injuries, illnesses or aging conditions so they can continue the occupation and lifestyle they love.






We use private donations and sponsorships to provide life-changing supports and services to these hard working men and women who brave the elements daily to provide us with food, fiber and fuel.  Contact us if you would like to donate, could benefit from our services or have new ideas how we could serve farmers in the future.

The Standing Company Donates to AgrAbility
Thanks to the The Standing Wheelchair Company of Saginaw for donating to Michigan AgrAbility! Now we can help one more farmer keep working.
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Losing Leg Does Not Stop Farmer
Former horse trainer and veterinarian, Bill Smith transitions to sheep farming after an illness resulted in the amputation of his right leg.

What We Do

n partnership with Easter Seals of Michigan and Michigan State University, Michigan AgrAbility provides help to farmers with chronic health conditions, such as:

          Back pain or strength issues
          Hearing or vision loss
          Amputations and paralysis
          Stroke, head injury, or PTSD
          Fatigue and other disabling medical conditions

Farmers need to farm; it’s in their DNA.

Our goal is to help the farmer to keep farming and to be able to generate an adequate income to provide for his or her family.

Who We ServeEd Bell standing with his PowerStand wheelchair.

Michigan AgrAbility serves farmers throughout the state of Michigan.  Our clients range from large scale farms to those small growers who are working just a few acres or a greenhouse.

If you do not live in Michigan, the national AgrAbility website lists programs other states. 

How It Works

We begin with an assessment that includes collecting:

  • Collecting medical information
  • Conducting a detailed assessment of the farm operation
  • Determining the impact of the disability on the farmer's ability to do farm work
  • Determining the impact on the farmer's family
  • Determining the impact on the family's total income 

The Assistive Technology Professional then makes recommendations that may include the use of different tools, modifications to the worksite, procedural changes, or suggestions for alternative agricultural production more suited to the farmer’s current capabilities.

Qualifying for the Program

The farmer must be currently deriving income from the farm or be a new farmer with the goal of achieving some portion of income from the farm. Assistance is not provided to hobby farms.

The medical condition must present a long term disability that compromises the farmer’s income.

For More Information

800 - 956 - 4106


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