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Vt. farm safety pioneers honored

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Two farm safety pioneers were honored Tuesday.

Daryl Lowry of Waltham and Merton Pike of Stowe were recognized for contributions to AgrAbility. It's a program that works with farmers with disabilities, helping them maintain work and life on the farm after accidents. AgrAbility is run by the UVM Extension Service and the Vermont Center for Independent Living.

"The fact that we are out in the elements all the time, many of us working with livestock, heavy machinery, a lot of power equipment, the danger is there," said George Cook, a UVM farm safety specialist.

Lowry helped start the national AgrAbility Project along with Vermont's program.

Merton Pike is a double amputee from a farming accident. At 94, he still offers advice and peer support for people who have lost limbs. And Merton will be featured as this week's WCAX Super Senior Thursday.

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