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The Indiana AgrAbility Project unites the expertise of Purdue's Breaking New Ground program and several nonprofit organizations to form a team uniquely qualified to meet the needs of the Project's customers:

Funded Partners

Breaking New Ground logo Purdue logo

Since its inception in 1979, the Breaking New Ground Resource Center, Purdue University in Purdue's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering has become internationally recognized as the primary source for information and resources on rehabilitation technology for persons working in agriculture.

Hoosier Uplands

Hoosier Uplands is a nonprofit agency based in Southern Indiana whose mission is to plan, implement, and provide comprehensive services to the poor, elderly, and disabled. To fulfill that vision, Hoosier Uplands functions as an Area Agency on Aging, Community Action Agency, licensed Home Health Care and Hospice Agency, and Community Housing Development Organization. Partnership with Hoosier Uplands porivdes Indiana AgrAbility with a strong presence in a region of the state dominated by small-farm operators.

Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis Foundation, Indiana Chapter is a member of the Arthritis Foundation national network that supports research, public policy, and evidence-based information concerning arthritis, one of the most frequently reported sources of disability among AgrAbility customers. AFIC has been a partner on the Indiana AgrAbility project for eight years, and along with Breaking New Ground has jointly produced seven nationally distributed resources related to arthritis and agriculture. This partnership has substantially expanded the impact of arthritis education throughout Indiana.

Unfunded Collaborators

In addition to the subcontractors, The Project partners with several "unfunded collaborators" to meet the mutual missions of their organizations and AgrAbility.
The Indiana Assistive Technology Act Project (INDATA), a program administered by Crossroads Easter Seals and one of 56 similar, federally-funded projects designed to increase access to and awareness of assistive technology.

Transition Resources Corporation Transition Resources Corporation (TRC), an organization specializing in employment training services for migrant/seasonal farmworkers.

Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI), a premier rehabilitation facility providing a continuum of care for a wide range of disabling conditions.

Veterans AdministrationVeterans Administration (VA), the primary door to benefits for veterans, including rehabilitation services.

Key Stakeholders

To better serve AgrAbility customers, the Project works closely with many other groups to help them (1) intervene directly with greater expertise or (2) make competent referrals to appropriate service providers, including Project staff members and partners. These key stakeholder groups include: