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AgrAbility keeps injured farmers in business

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Posted on August 3, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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LEE KAYHART STANDS in front of a chopper that has been equipped with adaptive controls that allow him to operate the machine with his feet, his shoulder and an artificial limb. Kayhart, who lost both of his arms in a farming accident in 1984, and his sons hosted last Thursday’s Vermont AgrAbility Farmer’s Field Day at their farm in West Addison, Below, George Cook from the UVM Extension AgrAbility Project speaks at last Thursday’s second annual AgrAbility Field Day at the Kayhart Brothers Farm in West Addison. Independent photos/Trent Campbell

WEST ADDISON — Can a farmer sustain a life-changing injury and keep working in agriculture?

Lee Kayhart, Merton Pike and Kenny Young provide living testimony that the answer is yes.

The three long-time Vermont farmers spoke at the Kayhart Brothers Dairy in West Addison this past Thursday at a Farmer’s Field Day, sponsored by UVM Extension’s AgrAbility Project.

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