About Cutting Fences Foundation
Cutting Fences Foundation is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization serving farmers, ranchers, and Veterans in agriculture who are living with a disability or illness. We achieve this mission of service through innovative, client-centered, holistic programs. We strive to create programs that meet the needs of the underserved population of agricultural producers living with a disability in our state.
We are Montana-grown for the growers of Montana living with a disability or illness.
"Far and away the best prize that life has
to offer is the chance to work hard at
work worth doing."
- Theodore Roosevelt
Meet the Founder
I want to being by thanking you all for exploring the Cutting Fences Foundation website. I grew up in a very small, agricultural town called Geraldine, Montana. For as long as I can remember I have been around agriculture. My family owns agricultural supply stores, Joyce Fuel and Feeds, in Geraldine, Geyser, and Fort Benton. Growing up around these businesses has always fed my agricultural and entrepreneurial spirit. I recently got to add 7 very important letters behind my name (OTD, OTR/L) after completing my doctorate in occupational therapy.
During my journey of becoming an occupational therapist, I discovered that the population I love the most, the agricultural population, is highly underserved when it comes to health care and resources. This was revealed to me during my doctoral capstone in addition to revealing my unique purpose as a person and an occupational therapist-- to serve farmers and ranchers living with a disability. With a lot of hard work and passion, Cutting Fences was born and has been growing every day since. I am so grateful to get to combine my two worlds (occupational therapy and agriculture) and live my dream. To say this journey has been rewarding is an understatement.
Thank you so much for supporting the Cutting Fences Foundation!
Together we are Cutting Fences– Eliminating Barriers and Uniting Fields!
Kendra Lewis, OTD, OTR/L
Cutting Fences Founder