In the News

Find CalAgrAbility in the News!

 

Ag Health News 2015 snap  

WCAHS Investigator Fadi Fathallah received a four-year grant to fund California AgrAbility, a program that improves the lives of people with disabilities by helping them to remain working in agriculture. The program offers bilingual technical assistance, rehabilitation, education, referrals and advocacy to workers with disabilities along with its partner AbilityTools Assistive Technology Network. Download Accessible PDF

 Bridges ITN  

 

Fadi Fathallah from UC Davis received a 4-year grant to fund California AgrAbility, a program that improves the lives of people with disabilities by helping them to stay working in agriculture. The program offers bilingual technical assistance, rehabilitation, education, referrals, and advocacy to workers with disabilities along with its partner, AbilityTools. Download Accessible PDF

 

 

 CalAg & Farmworker Awareness ITN  

 

CalAgrAbility and Ability Tools are celebrating – along with others in the state of California and across the country – the important jobs of farmworkers by sharing stories about their lives and livelihoods. Download Accessible PDF

 

 

Ag Alert ITN

 

 

Yolo County hog farmer Dan Bledsoe was born with spina bifida, a condition that has left him unable to walk without the help of crutches or a wheelchair.

But that hasn’t steered him away from a farming career, something he knew he wanted to do since his childhood days as a member of 4H and Future Farmers of America. Download Accessible PDF

 

 CalAg advocate for farmers ITN Fresno raisin grower Ray Austin wanted to keep farming. However, the 53yearold Fresno native, born with just one leg and other disabilities, was in constant pain from his illfitting, wornout leg prosthesis. Though he had some medical insurance, he couldn’t afford the $11,000 replacement cost. Searching the Web, Austin found CalAgrAbility, a University of California program that works with disabled farmers and farmworkers to keep them in agriculture. Download Accessible PDF  Español

 

ANR ITN  

Farmers and farm workers who sustain a serious injury or have an ailment or condition that hinders their ability to work can get assistance from a new USDA-funded project in California called AgrAbility that is designed to help them continue farming and living independently. Download Accessible PDF

 

Capital Press ITN  

 

A serious car accident several years ago left Francisco in a wheelchair and no longer able to work in the fields as a farmworker. But today Ayala, 32, is able to receive services from a UC- Davis program designed just for him and other farmers and farmworkers challenged with disabilities. Download Accessible PDF

 

Farm Bureau News ITN  

 

The U.S. Supreme Court last month upheld a Ninth Circuit Court ruling that Sacramento-area farmer Angelo Tsakopoulos violated the Clean Water Act by deep ripping seasonal wetlands on his property to convert them into vineyards and orchards without obtaining permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Download Accessible PDF

 

 Proyecto Vision ITN  

 

Marcos Quinones comes from a long line of farmers and agriculture workers. His family has worked in the fields for generations and he loves to work the land. However, it wasn’t until recently that 17-year old Marcos could hear the leaves rustling about as he pulled oranges, lemons and apples from the trees or the sound of the dirt being sifted around when digging up onions and potatoes. Download Accessible PDF

 dental  

 

 “Las personas que viven en zonas rurales tienen más probabilidades de perder sus dientes”, explica Esmeralda Mandujano, del programa CalAgrAbility. Urge prestar atención a la salud bucal. Y aconseja aprovcchar ferias de salud y eventos que ofrecen servicios dentales. En cda.org/clinics puede obtener una lista de clínicas que ofrecen servicios dentales gratis o a bajo costo. Encuentre el artículo aquí (Página 46)

Comments are closed.