AgrAbility Unlimited, a program of the University of Illinois Extension, seeks to promote independence in agriculture for people with disabilities and their families. Authorized by the 1990 Farm Bill, in 1991 the U.S. Department of Agriculture initiated funding for state-level programs to provide information on accommodating disability in agriculture. Twenty-four (24) states are currently operating individually with this funding, and together they represent a common national effort know as the AgrAbility Project.
As one of those states, Illinois has a service available called AgrAbility Unlimited. U of I Extension offers comprehensive assistance to individuals and their families engaged in farming or a farm related activity and who have been affected by a disability.
Building on the strength of nationwide informational resources, along with a statewide network of agricultural, rural health, safety, and social agencies, AgrAbility Unlimited offers individualized services aimed at increasing self-sufficiency and independence.