Determined to Farm

Friday, August 11, 2017
Three generations of the Beckman family have farmed the fields of northeastern Nebraska. However, that legacy almost ended for Eric Beckman in May 2007 when he rolled his pickup truck. The trauma he sustained included a high level spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down.

It was not long before NIFA’s AgrAbility program entered the picture. After being transferred to Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, Eric received a visit from a Colorado AgrAbility staff member, who explained how the program could help him. When he returned to Nebraska for additional rehabilitation in August 2007, Nebraska AgrAbility began working with Eric. He has now returned to farming full time thanks to modifications made to his farming equipment. 

Watch Eric's story at American Heartland.

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