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Ohio AgrAbility Hosts Training: How State Agencies and Community Organizations can Collaborate to Support Farmers with Disabilities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Login information will be provided after registration.
S. Dee Jepsen, PhD, Program Director
Charlie Landis, Rural Rehabilitation Coordinator
Agriculture consistently ranks as one of the nation’s most dangerous industry. Each year farmers and farm families in Ohio experience injuries that limit their ability to perform essential tasks. Some farmers acquire disabilities through farm-related accidents, while others may have chronic conditions, health impairments, or age-related limitations.
This training will inform professionals from Extension, state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies, rural health, agricultural and community advocacy organizations about how organizations and individuals can work with Ohio AgrAbility.
Participants will learn to:
•Consider disabling conditions incurred by farmers and understand the impact of disability on a farmers’ work and life
•Assess and evaluate what modifications and equipment are available and effective tools for farmers who want to continue farming with a disabling condition
•Access information and available resources so they can disseminate the information they have learned to colleagues and clients