Emily Jacobson, Program Manager and Rural Rehabilitation Specialist


800-471-6425 x 111 (office) / 402-718-1914 (cell/text)

Emily is from Rural North Eastern Nebraska. She grew up in an agricultural setting helping her family farm and operate a cattle herd. Emily attended the College of Saint Mary and earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. The knowledge Emily has of rehabilitation and agriculture help when completing the farm and ranch assessments.

Kara Brichacek, Rural Rehabilitation Specialist & Communication Specialist



Teresa Duffek, Rural Rehabilitation Specialist



Angie Howell, Vice President, Easterseals Nebraska


800-471-6425 x 101 (office) / 402-960-6945 (cell/text)

Angie Howell is a native of rural southeast Nebraska. Her family works in the agriculture and irrigation industries, farms and raises cattle. She graduated from Bellevue University with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology, with specialization in Business Administration and Women’s Studies. She puts her planning and financial skills to work managing the AgrAbility and Easterseals operations and seeks opportunities for program growth to serve more farmers and ranchers and disabilities.

John Davis


402-462-3031, Option 4

John is a Registered Professional Engineer who recently retired from pivot Manufacturer Reinke Irrigation. He volunteered his technical expertise on AgrAbility projects in the past year and became a part of the team in January 2018. John does on-call case management and will be providing technical assistance as needed.

Nancy Frecks, Extension Educator



Soni Cochran, Extension Educator



Jada Ruff, Extension Educator



Aaron Yoder




Nebraska AgrAbility is a joint effort of the University of Nebraska Extension and Easterseals Nebraska. This work is supported by AgrAbility grant #2022-41590-38127 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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