The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. Since its establishment, the AgrAbility Program has provided services to agricultural workers with disabilities from many racial and cultural backgrounds. In 2014, with funding from USDA, the CHS Foundation, and the Farmer Veteran Coalition, two new staff members were hired to help the NAP significantly expand its outreach to several underserved populations:
- African American farmers in conjunction with the 1890 land grant institutions
- Farmer veterans in collaboration with the Farmer Veteran Coalition
- Native Americans in conjunction with the 1994 land grant institutions
- Hispanic/Latino agricultural workers in cooperation with organizations serving them
AgrAbility offers an Assistive Technology Database called “The Toolbox,” which contains assistive technology solutions for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities.
The Toolbox includes agricultural tools, equipment, machinery & buildings for farmers and ranchers with physical disabilities. In addition to the database, there are several technical reports, providing techniques and suggestions focused on a specific topic on farming/ranching with a disability.