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Posted on: January 9, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Arapahoe County hosts AgrAbility Workshop for disabled farmers and ranchers

The Colorado State University Extension office in Arapahoe County will host a free Colorado AgrAbility Project workshop for disabled farmers and ranchers on Feb. 13. The workshop will take place 9 a.m. to noon at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora.

The workshop will focus on adaptations to farm and ranch equipment and work activities to assist those in the agricultural profession who face physical challenges, such as visual or hearing impairments, back or joint problems, arthritis, amputations or long-term illnesses.

Colorado State University Extension and Goodwill Industries of Denver together offer the Colorado AgrAbility Project, which provides on-site evaluations, information, disability workshops, equipment modification and assistive technology. Attendees will learn about the Colorado AgrAbility Project’s free services and consultations for farm/ranch families. The workshop also is open to health care, physical therapy and vocational rehabilitation providers who serve disabled farmers and ranchers.

Lunch will be provided at noon to all attendees who pre-register by Feb. 6. To attend, please contact Dr. Bob Fetsch at 970-491-5648 or

The Colorado AgrAbility Project is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

For more information about the CSU Extension office in Arapahoe County, please call 303-730-1920 or visit

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