Texas AgrAbility Project assists, connects, and empowers agricultural producers with disabilities and chronic illness.
Tim Smith- S&L Farms
Tim Smith from S&L Farms is a Texas AgrAbility client that received a farm assessment, recommendations, assistive technology, and is now able to drive his tractor and plow his fields independently. Check out his story here!
- “I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for today's workshop!!! I am busting!! I learned so much valuable information and made some great contacts for the future! I really appreciate how hard you and your team worked to pull it off - the workbooks, the food, all the free stuff, and lining up such wonderful speakers. I feel like I've been handed a very well supplied toolbox to pull off my farm business project. I just wanted to say thank you - it was a day well spent.”
- -Overton Workshop Participant
Preston Northrup is an AgrAbility client that suffered a paralyzing back injury. Once unable to care for his land and farm, after working with Texas AgrAbility and the College Station High School FFA, he now drives his tractor and is able to manage his farm.
Army veteran and Texas AgrAbility client James Jeffers utilized dirt therapy and farming as a means of therapy after transitioning out of the military. He co-founded an urban farming business and organization- Farmers Assisting Returning Military or F.A.R.M.- that assists veterans struggling with PTSD and re-integration in society. Check out his story.
(Video courtesy of National AgrAbility Project)
Craig Hillhouse, and East Texas hay farmer, suffered from a leg injury that left him unable to drive his tractor and cut, bale, and move his hay. He utilized Texas AgrAbility in partnership with Sam Houston State University to get a tractor lift and hand controls for his tractor. After working with Texas AgrAbility, Mr. Hillhouse was able to manage his operation and ride his tractor independently. Check out his story.
(Video courtesy of Texas Farm Bureau)