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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:

  • Technical Assistance:

    • 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.
       

  • Information Sharing
    Farm Again provides information through individual contacts, distribution of resources, agency referrals and public education.

     

  • Professional Training
    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.

 

Projects:
Quick Links
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AgrAbility
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Farm Boot Camp
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Food Safety
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FRSAN
staff
Glen Rains
Co-Director
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Zolinda Stoneman
Co-Director
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Kyle Haney
Rural Health Manager
Mason Dean
Extension Educator
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Hamida Jinnah
Evaluation Specialist 
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Justin Miller
Veteran Agricultural
Coordinator
Whitney Ostrander
Outreach & Dissemination Coordinator
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Now hiring
Event Planner

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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Board

Ruby Davis, Owner of Ruby's Garden
Georgia Farmer

Iteago Felton, Owner 3 T's Farm
Georgia Farmer

Charles Hall, Executive Director
Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Association

Samantha McLeod, Executive Director

Georgia Pecan Growers Association

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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

Partners

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
Atlanta, GA

Therese Willkomm, PhD

Occupational Therapy & Assistive Technology

University of New Hampshire UCEDD

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