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Success & Recognition The FARM Program is nationally recognized for its great work throughout the state

Success

Since its inception, the FARM Program has helped thousands of farmers with disabilities continue in agriculture, enjoying independence and supporting themselves and their families. In employment rehabilitation, a 40% to 50% success rate is considered very strong. The success rate of farmers working with the Easter Seals Wisconsin FARM Program is higher than 97%.

Easter Seals Wisconsin farm served graph

Recognition

With its reputation for effectiveness, the FARM Program serves as a national model for similar programs across America. FARM specialists have provided seminars and on-farm mentoring around the country for other programs working with – or seeking 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.

Mutual of America’s Community Partnership Award 

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 recognizes 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. The program also received a Governor’s Commendation for the receipt of this award.

Donor Forum of Wisconsin’s Good Grant Award 

The Good Grant Award 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.

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust National Innovations in Rural Health Award

In 2014, FARM was one of four national finalists for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust National Innovations in Rural Health Award.

University of Wisconsin Extension’s Friend of Extension Award 

In 1999, Easter Seals Wisconsin was recognized for a strong and effective partnership with UW-Extension in establishing AgrAbility of Wisconsin to bring education and assistance to farmers with disabilities. 

Recognition

With its reputation for effectiveness, the FARM Program serves as a national model for similar programs across America. FARM specialists have provided seminars and on-farm mentoring around the country for other programs working with – or seeking 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.

Mutual of America’s Community Partnership Award

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 for “exemplary leadership facilitating partnerships with public, private or social sector leaders who are working together as equal partners.”

Donor Forum of Wisconsin’s Good Grant Award

The Good Grant Award 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.

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust National Innovations in Rural Health Award

In 2014, FARM was one of four national finalists for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust National Innovations in Rural Health Award. 

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust National Innovations in Rural Health Award

In 2014, FARM was one of four national finalists for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust National Innovations in Rural Health Award. 

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust National Innovations in Rural Health Award

In 2014, FARM was one of four national finalists for the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust National Innovations in Rural Health Award.