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  1. Ohio AgrAbility: Building Independence Through Agriculture

    Feb 6, 2019

    You are invited to Columbus Ohio for a conference! Ohio AgrAbility: Building Independence Through Agriculture

    Date: Tuesday February 26, 2019
    Time: 9:00 am – 4:15 pm
    Location: Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
    Cost: $50.00
    Link to registration: http://www.cvent.com/d/n6q7m1
    Contact: Laura Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator, 614-292-0622, Akgerman.4@osu.edu
     

  2. Gardening across the Lifespan: Gardening with a disability or chronic health condition

    Feb 4, 2019

    Ohio AgrAbility will be presenting at the March 23th 2019 We Dig Ohio Urban Agriculture and Community Gardening. The event will be located at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43203.

  3. USDA invests in safety, health of farmers

    Jan 29, 2018

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $836,494 in support for farmer safety and health. Through education, this support aims to help prevent fatalities and serious injuries associated with the farming profession, and provide assistance to those in need. More...

  4. 2018 AgrAbility National Training Workshop

    Nov 14, 2017

    Save the Date
    March 19th-22nd 2018

    The AgrAbility National Training Workshop, the premier training event addressing issues of disability in agriculture. Professionals and consumers from all over the country will participate in four days of plenary sessions, breakouts, tours, networking, and special events.
    This year’s conference headquarters is the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel located in downtown Portland, ME
     
    Conference Highlights
     
  5. Ohio AgrAbility Hosts Training: How State Agencies and Community Organizations can Collaborate to Support Farmers with Disabilities

    Oct 24, 2017

    Thursday November 2, 2017 9:30 am – 11 am in Ag. Engineering Bldg Room 219.  Registration begins at 9 am Training will be also live-streamed. Register by Monday October 30 call 614-292-0622, or e-mail agrability@osu.edu Login information will be provided after registration.   Presenters: S. Dee Jepsen, PhD, Program Director
    Charlie Landis, Rural Rehabilitation Coordinator
  6. Cancer left him paralyzed, AgrAbility gave him hope

    Sep 27, 2017

    Farm and Dairy, September 14, 2017

    Jeff Austin doesn’t let disability keep him from farming

  7. Help for Injured or Aging Farmers

    Aug 14, 2017

    LONDON, Ohio — Getting older or injured generally won’t stop a farmer from working.

    But work does not have to be painful. Changes can be made to a tractor or a combine, such as adding a lift to get aboard them more easily or adding a camera to keep a farmer from having to turn his or her head to see behind.

  8. AgrAbility's Impact with Helping Farmers

    Jul 14, 2017

    The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. Read more in the 2017 AgrAbility Impact Brochure.
  9. Easterseals Sunburst Newsletter: Making Dreams Come True

    May 4, 2017

    Easterseals Sunburst Newsletter May 2017 The Easterseals Story: AgrAbility
    Making Dreams Come True
  10. 2017 AgrAbility National Training Workshop

    Jan 12, 2017

    Save the Date! 2017 AgrAbility National Training Workshop on March 20-23 in Knoxville, Tennessee

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