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West Virginia AgrAbility

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.

For this target audience, "success" may be defined by many parameters, including: gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation; access to appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities; evidence-based information related to the treatment and rehabilitation of disabling conditions; and targeted support for family caregivers of AgrAbility customers. AgrAbility addresses a wide variety of disabling conditions in agriculture, including, but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Back impairments
  • Amputations
  • Brain injury
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments
  • Disabling diseases
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Respiratory impairments
  • Head injury


Please contact us if you are interested in more information about West Virginia AgrAbility, a farm assessment, or an AgrAbility presentation.

West Virginia AgrAbility logo West Virginia AgrAbility
Toll Free: 800-626-4748
WVAgrAbility@mail.wvu.edu
WVU Extension Service Safety and Health logo Thomas P. Stockdale, MS, CSP
Principal Investigator
3604 Collins Ferry Road (Research Ridge)
PO Box 6615 Morgantown, WV 26506-6615
Phone: 800-626-4748
Fax: 304-293-5905
Email Tom 

Brandon C. Takacs, MS, CSHM
Co-Investigator
3604 Collins Ferry Road (Research Ridge)
PO Box 6615
Morgantown, WV 26506-6615
Phone: 800-626-4748
Fax: 304-293-5905
Email Brandon 

West Virginia State University Extension logo Melissa Stewart, MS
Assistant Program Director
904 Curtis Complex
Institute, WV 25112-1000
Phone: 304-532-1670
Email Missy
The Arc of West Virginia logo Inetta Fluharty, ATP
WV AgrAbility Program Specialist
912 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone: 304-771-8747
Email Inetta 

West Virginia Assistive Technology System logo Jessi Wright
WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Program Manager
959 Hartman Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26505-8334
Phone: 800-841-8436
Email Jessi