The Easter Seals Wisconsin FARM Program has worked with more than 1,600 farmers to build relationships and address work-related disabilities.
In employment rehabilitation, a 40% to 50% success rate is considered very strong. The success rate of farmers working with the FARM Program is higher than 90%.
The FARM Program has a national reputation for effective service and is a national model for similar programs. FARM specialists provide seminars and on-farm mentoring around the country for programs trying to work with farmers with disabilities.
Prestigious awards have honored the strong partnerships the FARM Program has formed with other agencies to provide outstanding service to farmers and other agricultural workers with disabilities.
This national award honors the FARM Program's partnerships with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Division of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and the University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension. It credits the Easter Seals FARM Program as an organization that makes a difference, addresses social issues, and advances the mission and principles of each participating partner.
This honors the FARM Program and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and creativity in working together to provide an innovative solution to a community need.