Fall is a favorite time of year for many, and for those in our agricultural community it is a very busy time as well. The days are getting shorter, the air will be getting crisper soon (hopefully), and with that we will begin to see more and more activity in the fields. While farming can be fun it is important for those who work in the industry as well as those who live around it, to remember that it can be a hazardous occupation as well.
Farming ranks as one of the most hazardous occupations in the nation, with one of the highest disabling injury rates of any industry. Farm related injuries affect around 1 in 9 Indiana families annually, and approximately 19% of active farm operators can no longer perform essential tasks due to a disability. In order to get those with disabilities back on the farm and being productive, various partners including Purdue University and the USDA formed Indiana AgrAbility. Through education and assi