When farm families and workers become ill or injured, man hours that are crucial to the operation of the farm are lost. This is when Farm Again can help. We provide information and services that may make it possible to return to farming.
Farm Again is a free service and focuses on promoting independence for members of the agricultural community who have injuries, disabilities or chronic health conditions. The project is funded by grants, foundations, donations and sponsors.
The program in Georgia is managed by the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Institute on Human Development and Disability in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
You or someone you know may benefit from:
Assistive technology adaptations and work site modifications
Independent Living Solutions
New farm set-up assistance (business plans,branding, etc).
Training on a wide variety of topics from selling at a farmers market to how to grow mushrooms.
Farm Again provides information through individual contacts, distribution of resources, agency referrals and public education.
Farm Again provides training opportunities on available resources and assistive technology for consumers and professionals. Contact us for more information about presenting to your organization or group.
Who is eligible?
Those eligible for Farm Again services may be an owner or employee in a production agriculture setting with any type of disability or chronic health condition. It is a free service. Many of of our workshops are open to anyone to attend. Contact us to find out more at 1-877-524-6264 / (706) 542-0304 or click here to e-mail us.
Rural Health Manager
Outreach & Dissemination Coordinator
REST IN PEACE
Rebecca (Becky) Brightwell
Previous Co-Director of FarmAgain
Rebecca served as a UGA's Public Service Faculty member and Associate Director of the Institute on Human Development and Disability.
Read Rebecca's Obituary
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Iteago Felton, Owner 3 T's Farm
Charles Hall, Executive Director
Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Association
Samantha McLeod, Executive Director
Georgia Pecan Growers Association
Georgia Farm Bureau
Dale Sandlin, Executive Vice President
Georgia Cattleman's Association
Taylor Sills, Executive Director
Georgia Cotton Commission
Tyron Spearman, Executive Director National Peanut Buying Point Association,
Editor of Peanut Farm Market News, Marketing Editor of Peanut Grower Magazine
Eugenia Herbst, OTR/L
ABI Post Acute OT Manager
Shepherd Center, Atlanta
Jerry Brenner, PhD
Fort Valley State University
Performance Improvement and Technical Assistance Unit
Therese Willkomm, PhD
Occupational Therapy & Assistive Technology
University of New Hampshire UCEDD