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Rose Sproat, dairy farmer in southwestern Pennsylvania, awarded the AgrAbility Award

Posted: May 28, 2013

The College of Agricultural Sciences’ Greek organizations raised more than $900 as part of their annual philanthropy activities and gave the funds to Rose Sproat, a dairy farmer in southwestern Pennsylvania.
College of Ag Science Greeks with Don and Rose Sproat

College of Ag Science Greeks with Don and Rose Sproat

The College of Agricultural Sciences’ Greek organizations raised more than $900 as part of their annual philanthropy activities and gave the funds to Rose Sproat, a dairy farmer in southwestern Pennsylvania. Mrs. Sproat is an AgrAbility client as well as a PA Office for Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) client. Mrs. Sproat suffers from several disabilities and is receiving help to modify her milking operation where she milks 35 Holstein cows in a tie-stall set-up. OVR and AgrAbility are helping her build a parallel pit-style milking parlor so she does not have to bend, stoop, and squat to milk the cows twice daily. The Greek organizations, Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Zeta, Delta Theta Sigma, and Tau Phi Delta fraternities and Sigma Alpha sorority, have made this philanthropy an annual activity. The philanthropy funds will help pay for items not covered by OVR. Mrs. Sproat is one of 21 farmers served by AgrAbility this year.