Follow these links to watch success stories from some of Colorado’s farm and ranch families affected by disability who have worked with Colorado AgrAbility.
“Adapting With Scoliosis” Jackie Weimer is determined to continue raising thoroughbreds regardless of challenges life presents with three back surgeries, difficulty breathing, and scoliosis.
“Help he never expected” Colorado farmer Rob Proctor continues to work the land after losing all four fingers and his thumb on his right hand. This clip aired on Channel 7 News.
“A way of life” Multiple sclerosis kept farmer Bert Nesselhuf out of his fields in Manzanola Colorado. See how AgrAbility helped him. Channel 9 News article.
Follow these links to read about success stories from some of Colorado’s farm and ranch families affected by disability who have worked with Colorado AgrAbility.
“Blind Faith: AgrAbility Aids Disabled Ranchers” tells the story of Colorado rancher Gail Claussen and his macular degeneration. This article was published by the National Cattleman.
“Groups team up to assist ArkValley farmer with mobility” is an article about Bert Nesselhuf and his success adapting to life on the farm with multiple sclerosis. This article was published in the Lamar Daily News.
“Ailing farmers, ranchers land help” gives Chad Campbell’s views on ways to manage his family’s ranch and multiple sclerosis. This article was included in the Denver Post.
“Colorado rancher finds help in AgrAbility workshop” shows how Bill Way used the Colorado AgrAbility Project to keep on ranching.
“Knee and back pain does not stop this Colorado farmer” Alden Brownlee worked with AgrAbility to find adaptive equipment to assist him on the farm.
“AgrAbility assists farm/ranch families with disabilities” Is a story about Don Lumbardy and his search for help with his mother who was disabled by a stroke.
“AgrAbility helps farmer with back injury” tells how Ed Morris found a better way to farm his land.
“AgrAbility helps farm wife with paraplegia” is an article about Rashell Fritzler and how she found independence.
“Colorado AgrAbility – Promoting Independence” after a fall that landed Gary Frihauf in the hospital, the Colorado AgrAbility Project made equipment adaptations to make Gary’s job easier.
“Ranching has been a lifelong commitment” for Gary Sandoval and back pain was threatening his way of life. The Colorado AgrAbility Project helped to ease that pain.
“A Labor of love” Jerry Anderson loves growing things so AgrAbility helped him complete a business plan and made recomendations for ergonomical tools and workspaces.
“AgrAbility – A Program That Works” Paper written by Robert J. Fetsch, Christine M. Helfrich, William E. Field, and Eric O. Olson
“As family farms fall, program lifts older, disabled farmers, ranchers” The Denver Post Denver and the West Joey Bunch