AgrAbility Provides Essential Assistive Technologies
Mary Dunn, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, suffers from severe arthritis and many other physical obstacles. An infection resulted in her right leg being amputated below the knee, and her left foot had to be fused to her leg at the ankle. Thanks to Wisconsin AgrAbility, funded by NIFA, Dunn was able to acquire essential assistive technologies to keep her in business. Among them were an electric feed cart, an automated feeding system, extended steps and handrails for her tractors, a tracked milking system, and a utility vehicle.
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