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Ohio AgrAbility

Ohio State University Extension



What can Ohio AgrAbility do for You?
Through the help of Ohio AgrAbility, assistive technology, and universal design, men and women with disabilities can continue to do what they love – farm. Ohio AgrAbility can provide the following no-cost services:

* On-site assessment and technical assistance.
Ohio AgrAbility provides on – site home and agricultural worksite assessments to help you find solutions that will meet your specific needs and recommend assistive technologies and universal design concepts to help you to continue to farm. This may include how to restructure work tasks or the agricultural operation; modify farm equipment or tools; or explore alternative agricultural enterprises.

* Provide peer support
Ohio AgrAbility connects you with other people, who have had similar experiences for sharing ideas and support.

* Secondary Injury Prevention
Ohio AgrAbility creates awareness and provides information on preventing further injuries or disabling conditions.

* Information and Referral
Ohio AgrAbility provides information and resources about farming with a disability and other referral information on services available in agriculture, rehabilitation, and your community

* Training and Education
Ohio AgrAbility provides training and education about farming with a disability for rehabilitation / health care providers, ag professionals, emergency response agencies and other community agricultural groups.

* Direct Education and Community Programs
Our team is eager to educate Ohioans about resources available for farm workers and their families whose lifestyle and businesses have been impacted by a disability. We encourage Ohio’s agribusiness sector to partner with the Ohio AgrAbility Program in order to train professionals to better serve and understand agricultural customers.