PTSD and the Disabilities of the Post 9/11 War Veteran

The National AgrAbility Project hosted a webinar with Captain Guy Zierk, Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment on December 2, 2015.

This session will begin by dispelling the myths and defining PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and other injuries associated with war. Participants will then learn how to navigate the VA (Veteran Administration) and learn how they can help veterans to transition into farming.

Source: National AgrAbility Virtual Training Workshop 2015

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What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD is a very common disorder that many people suffer from every day.

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Laredo Battleground to Breaking Ground Workshop A Success

The Battleground to Breaking Ground: A Transformational Journey workshop was held in Laredo, Texas on October 15, 2016.  The event was hosted at Texas A&M International University, where over 35 attendees gathered to hear speakers on topics ranging from business planning to funding sources.  View Full Article

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Source: AgriLife Today

Fence building, live cattle working and Brush Busters are among several demonstrations planned for the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 3-5 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

All demonstrations will be Aug. 5 at various locations, and will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon.

Registration is $180 per person before July 30 or $220 afterwards. It includes educational materials, a copy of the 600-page Beef Cattle Short Course proceedings, trade show admittance, admission to the prime rib dinner, lunches, breakfasts and daily refreshments.

Register Online: http://beefcattleshortcourse.com/

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Returning to the Field

Source: ketknbc.com

KETK of Tyler, Texas covers the story of how Texas AgrAbility enabled Walter Potts to stay engaged in farming and allowed Maya Chavanne to start a new bucking bull business.

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Texas AgrAbility helping military veterans, agricultural producers with disabilities

Source: today.agrilife.orgMock_Assessment_Icon

“Tim Smith tells the story of how Texas AgrAbility assisted him with getting a new tractor, modifying it to his needs, and enabling him to take charge of his organic agricultural operation.”

 

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Cowboys and Indians Magazine: Battleground To Breaking Ground

Source: www.cowboysandindians.com

“Doug Havemann’s experience with Texas AgrAbility’s “From Battleground to Breaking Ground:  A Transformational Journey” workshop  and how it has enhanced his skills in business, farming, and ranching.”

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Disabled Farmer Gets New Tractor

Source: www.kbtx.com

Preston Northrup, a paralyzed hay farmer from Brenham, is able to get back on his tractor and continue his operation thanks to help from Texas AgrAbility and students at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station.

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East Texas farmer trades wheelchair for tractor

Source: texasfarmbureau.org

Hay and cattle farmer Craig Hillhouse tells the story of how Texas AgrAbility and students at Sam Houston State University enabled him to keep farming and ranching.

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Program set to help disabled farmers and farm workers

Source: www.newschannel10.com

Potter County Extension Agent helps raise awareness for disabled farmers and ranchers and the Texas AgrAbility Program

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