College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Safety and Health, Breaking New Ground Resource Center, Ag
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1
Scope and Contents
The Purdue University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Safety and Health, Breaking New Ground Resource Center, AgrAbility, records (1982-2012, predominant 1986-1997, 2005, 2007-2012; 3.4 cubic feet) contains various guidebooks (bulk 1990s), newsletters (2009-2012), brochures (predominant 2008, 2010-2012), resource manuals (1986-1987, 1991, 2000), DVDs (1990s-2000s), and other materials pertaining to the services of Purdue’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center and the U.S.D.A. AgrAbility program. These records will be particularly useful for researchers interested in the types of assistance available to farmers and agricultural workers with physical disabilities.
- Other: Majority of material found in 1986-1997, 2005, 2007-2012
- Other: Date acquired: 01/07/2013
- Breaking New Ground Resource Center (Organization)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
This collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Purdue University and United States Department of Agriculture
Purdue has been serving farmers with disabilities since 1979, when “a farmer with a severe disability contacted Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, seeking assistance on how to modify his tractor so he could continue farming.” Not long afterwards, the Breaking New Ground (BNG) Resource Center was established as an invitation service for farmers and rural residents in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s AgrAbility Project (established 1990) and several disability-and agriculture-related organizations. Along with the USDA AgrAbility Program and the Indiana AgrAbility Project, the BNG’s focus continues to center on education, networking, direct service, and marketing, as part of their outreach to disabled farmers and agricultural workers and their families.
3.40 Cubic Feet
3 cubic foot boxes, 1 mss. box other_unmapped
Guidebooks, newsletters, brochures, resource manuals, DVDs, and etc. documenting the service of Purdue’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center and the U.S.D.A.’s Agrbility Program.
The records are arranged chronologically by document type.
Transferred from Breaking New Ground Research Center by Edward E. Kirkpatrick (volunteer) on January 07, 2013.
- College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Safety and Health, Breaking New Ground Resource Center, Ag
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- John Michael Foster
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- Second edition