AgrAbility Client's Story Featured on KBTX

This week KBTX News 3 in Bryan featured an article about one of Texas AgrAbility's clients, Preston Northrup.  (View the Video and article here.)

The Texas AgrAbility project and some student volunteers from A&M Consolidated High School were involved with making adjustments to the hay farmer's tractor in order to make it accessible for Northrup to use. Preston Northrup sustained a spinal injury three years ago which left him paralyzed from the thighs down. This injury impaired his ability to continue working, until the Texas AgrAbility project staff stepped in.

Project staff evaluated the equipment and Northrup's specific abilities, and how he previously used the equipment. With a few modifications, Northrup is now able to control the tractor using only his arms, and continue working in his chosen field.

AgrAbility is a program affiliated with the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The National AgrAbility Project is sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture.

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