The Colorado AgrAbility Project

Serving the Needs of Colorado's Farm and Ranch Families With Disabilities

The Colorado AgrAbility Project (CAP) is a partnership between Colorado State University Extension and Goodwill Industries of Colorado. The program is funded in part by a grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to provide information, education, and services to farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers and their families with disabilities, illnesses, or conditions. This unique collaboration promotes independence in production agriculture by helping workers find the help they need to begin, remain, or regain employment on their farm or ranch.

Thanks to the Colorado AgrAbility project, Colorado farmers and ranchers engaged in production agriculture are able to continue working, despite a long term illness, permanent injury, aging issues or other physical challenges.

Supportive Services Include:

No-cost on-the-farm or ranch visits to help make your home, shop, farm or ranch more accessible

Recommendations for farm equipment adaptation, home modifications, and adaptive equipment

Educational workshops facilitated by CSU Extension for farmers, ranchers and family members with disabilities and the professionals who work with them

Resource referrals


Receiving a Breaking New Ground Award from the National AgrAbility Project (NAP) at Purdue University is one of the most esteemed honors anyone working with AgrAbility can receive. Each year Dr. Bill Field and the National AgrAbility Project (NAP) Leadership Team look for and reward people Like Candiss Leathers who care deeply about our farmers and ranchers with disabilities and who demonstrate their care with years of action serving their needs both locally and nationally.

For almost 10 and a half years Candiss has worked tirelessly to address primarily the physical needs of our Colorado AgrAbility clients and their families. She served on NAP’s National Training Workshop Planning Committee for a decade. She received the prestigious Breaking New Ground Award at the National AgrAbility Training Workshop in Spokane, Washington in March! Congratulations, Candiss!


May 31 2023

Thank you for being our local producers! Join AgrAbility and AgWell for free pizza!! Please RSVP to  

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