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Colorado AgrAbility Program workshops set across the state

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Chris Sorensen

Workshops have been scheduled across Colorado to promote agriculture independence for people with functional limitations, such as long-term illness, permanent injury, or aging.

The Colorado AgrAbility Project promotes “success in agriculture for people with disabilities or other physical challenges, and their families,” and is part of a national network of programs under the United States Department of Agriculture that began with the 1990 Farm Bill.

The program can present options with farm visits to learn about a producer’s tasks and priorities, suggesting solutions for specific difficulties noted, and helping to implement the solutions, which can include referrals to local service providers and sources of funds.

Five scheduled workshops, set for mid-January through mid-February around the state, expand upon these offerings with topics such as

  • Steps to improve your confidence
  • Substance abuse and suicide prevention
  • Community resources

Upcoming Workshops

(Download the flier attached below)

  • MANCOS/CORTEZ: January 14, 2020
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Pueblo Community College
    33057 Highway 160 Mancos, CO 81326
  • MONTROSE: January 16, 2020
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friendship Hall Pioneer Room
    1001 N 2nd St. Montrose, CO 81401
  • YUMA: February 4, 2020
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Yuma County Fairgrounds
    410 W. Hoag Ave. Yuma, CO 80759
  • ROCKY FORD: February 11, 2020
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Arkansas Valley Research Center
    27901 CR 21 Rocky Ford, CO 81067
  • GREELEY: February 18, 2020
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Weld County Extension Office
    525 N. 15th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631

Colorado AgrAbility is a partnership between Colorado State University Extension and Goodwill Industries of Denver.