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Ohio State University Extension


Ohio AgrAbility Program improving quality of life on the farm

Sep. 15, 2014

" The Ohio AgrAbility Program has a mission to promote independence for people in agriculture who want to continue to farm after experiencing a disabling condition. The program’s goal is to provide education, resources, and technical assistance to those individuals and their families so they may continue to do what they love to do, farm.

Agriculture consistently ranks as one of the nation’s most dangerous occupations. Each year, agricultural workers in Ohio experience injuries that limit their ability to perform essential tasks on the farm. Injuries are not limited to just on the farm, some injuries occur through off-the-farm incidents, illness, or health problems such as heart disease, arthritis, or cancer. As the population ages, senior farmers often experience limitations such as decreased vision, decreased hearing, or loss of strength. The AgrAbility program serves all of these situations."

See this article about the Ohio AgrAbility program in the current issue of the Ohio Country Journal. Visit here to read the whole article.