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  1. AgrAbility Webinar: Arthritis Pain Management

    Oct 23, 2014

    Arthritis Pain Management
    Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    3:00 p.m. EDT

  2. 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.

  3. Ohio AgrAbility Presentations at 2014 ISASH Conference

    Jun 25, 2014

    The 2014 ISASH Conference—Cultivating Ag Safety and Health June 22 -26, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska at the Embassy Suites Old Market.   Focusing on agricultural safety and health issues, this conference presents a broad range of efforts and techniques aimed at reducing hazards and improving the health and safety of agricultural producers, family members, employees, and visitors on the farm and ranch. Special topics for plenary and breakout sessions
  4. Sharing ideas and being neighborly is foundation of Ohio AgrAbility Program

    May 22, 2014

    For generations, farm families and rural folks have shared unique traits. For one, they help each other through life’s ups and downs. Although it is not often talked about, being a good neighbor is a common philosophy. And that unspoken mannerism is evident during times of hardship as well as times of celebration. Coming to lend a helping hand is just what rural neighbors do when there is a tragedy or the job at hand is too large for one person or one family to bear.

  5. "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."

  6. “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.

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  7. 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:


    Nov 12, 2013

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  9. "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!

  10. 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.