The Missouri AgrAbility Project links the Cooperative Extension Services at Lincoln University and University of Missouri with nonprofit disability service organizations to provide practical education and direct assistance that promotes rural independence.


The AgrAbility Project assists people involved in production agriculture who operate and/or work on small and large agricultural operations.

The Missouri AgrAbility Project does not provide direct funding or equipment. However, the project works with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehab Services for the Blind and other third-party funding sources to help customers potentially obtain needed assistive technologies, adapted devices or modifications.

For the AgrAbility program, a person with a disability is defined as an individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as work, daily living and education. The types of disability may include but is not limited to amputation, arthritis, back injury, blindness or vision impairment, cerebral palsy, chronic pain, cognitive impairment, deafness or hearing impairment, diabetes, heart conditions, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, respiratory diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury and other disabling conditions.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training (Specialty)

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Industry Specific Research/Expertise


  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Starting a Business

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Home-Based Business Training (Specialty)


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)
  • Peer Mentoring