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College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.  Agricultural Safety and Health--Breaking New Ground Resource Center/Ag

Overview

Abstract

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Guidebooks, “Plowshares” Reports, and “Breaking New Ground” Newsletters

Brochures, Flyers, Booklets, and Miscellaneous

Resource Manuals, Directories, and Assessment Booklets

Multimedia Information Kits, DVDs, and CDs



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College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.  Agricultural Safety and Health--Breaking New Ground Resource Center/Ag, 1982-2012 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By John Michael Foster

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Collection Overview

Title: College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.  Agricultural Safety and Health--Breaking New Ground Resource Center/Ag, 1982-2012Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1986-1997, 2005, 2007-2012

Primary Creator: Breaking New Ground Resource Center

Extent: 3.4 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The records are arranged chronologically by document type.

Date Acquired: 07/13/2012

Subjects: Agricultural extension work--Indiana, Purdue University. Agricultural Extension Service, United States--Agriculture--History, United States. Dept. of Agriculture

Forms of Material: Brochures, Newsletters

Languages: English

Abstract

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.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Agricultural extension work--Indiana
Purdue University. Agricultural Extension Service
United States--Agriculture--History
United States. Dept. of Agriculture

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 cubic foot boxes, 1 mss. box

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Purdue University and United States Department of Agriculture

Acquisition Source: Edward E.  Kirkpatrick (volunteer)

Acquisition Method: Transferred from Breaking New Ground Research Center

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/UA1402011_Breaking.pdf


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[Box 1: Guidebooks, “Plowshares” Reports, and “Breaking New Ground” Newsletters, 1989-2000],
[Box 2: Brochures, Flyers, Booklets, and Miscellaneous, 2004-2012],
[Box 3: Resource Manuals, Directories, and Assessment Booklets, 1986-2009],
[Box 4: Multimedia Information Kits, DVDs, and CDs , 1989-2008, undated],
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