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  1. "Agency’s mission is to ‘keep people farming’"

    Apr 14, 2014

    "Farming is hard work, and even harder should the farmer have a disability.
    Ronald Cornwell, of rural Arlington, has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair. Thanks to Ohio AgrAbility, a partnership between Ohio State University and Easter Seals that provides assistance to disabled farmers, he has received a new scooter that will allow him to more easily travel around his farm and work on the equipment in his shop."

  2. “It’ll change everything. I’ll be able to farm and make food for people and that’s exciting.”

    Apr 7, 2014

    “It’ll change everything,” Bentlage says. “I’ll be able to farm and make food for people and that’s exciting.”

    Those were Chris Bentlage's thought when his new tractor lift was delivered this past Friday. Through working with the Ohio AgrAbility, Bentlage received funding to help purchase the lift.
     

    For the rest of the story, visit http://wdtn.com/2014/04/04/area-farm-growing-opportunities/

     

  3. Ohio AgrAbility Adds Two New Staff Members to the Project.

    Feb 7, 2014

    Ohio AgrAbility would like to welcome new staff members, Andy Bauer and Andrea Gorzitze.

    Andy Bauer is the new education coordinator.  Andy comes to us with a farm background and 29 years experience in the commercial grain industry. Andy’s responsibilities will include developing educational resources, conducting presentations to farmers and agricultural groups, as well as providing on-site farm assessment and educational training. Andy can be reached by phone at: 614-247-7681 or email at: bauer.528@osu.edu

  4. CHECK OUT THE NEW OHIO AGRABILITY FACTSHEETS

    Nov 12, 2013

    Looking for some advice or suggestions. Check out Ohio AgrAbility's factsheet series. Recent topics just published include:

  5. "I'm not as YOUNG as I used to be"- Workshops around Ohio

    Oct 18, 2013

    In an effort to reduce injuries and help aging farmers remain productive in agriculture, Ohio AgrAbility will be conducting “I’m not as young as I used to be!” farming and gardening workshops throughout Ohio. The workshops will feature topics on safety for older farmers, assistive technology used for farms and gardening, and tricks of the trade for aging limitations.

    Workshop dates are currently being scheduled across the state of Ohio. Please continue check back here for locations and dates!

  6. National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, 2013

    Sep 11, 2013

    “When we think about who gets injured on farms, the answer is everybody,” she said. “The farm industry has workers both young and old and often has injuries to people that aren’t typically included in other workforces.”

    The education and communication efforts of Farm Safety Week, Jepsen said, are to ensure the safety and well-being of hardworking farm families.

  7. Safety Tips for Senior Farmers

    Sep 11, 2013

  8. Ohio AgrAbility Recognized with Arthritis Foundation Partnership Award

    Jul 18, 2013

    Ohio AgrAbility was recoginized with a Partnership in Health Promotion Award by the Northeastern Ohio Arthritis Foundation.  The award was presented at the Northeastern Ohio Annual Meeting on Tuesday July 16th, 2013. Over the last three years, Ohio AgrAbility has worked with several  Northeast Ohio Arthritis Foundation staff members to provide outreach programing on arthritis prevention, arthritis in agriculture, and gardening with arthritis. 

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  9. Flood information available from OSU Ag Safety and Health website

    Jul 9, 2013

    With the large amount of rain over the last few days and the posting of several flood warnings, OSU Ag Safety and Health has provided flood information on their website. Click on the link for more information-  http://agsafety.osu.edu/node/187

     

  10. Ohio AgrAbility featured in Ohio Farmer

    Jul 9, 2013

    The following link is an article from the Ohio Farmer June 2013.

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