Ohio AgrAbility Educational Workshops

Workshop topics

Farming with a Disability

The Ohio AgrAbility program works with farmers with disabilities to modify work tasks, utilize assistive technology and prevent secondary injury, so farmers can keep farming

 

Fitness for Farm Life

 Farmers spend hours every day sitting, standing, carrying, lifting, pushing and pulling. There is more work than there are hours in the day. Try these stretches when you are sitting or standing – you can even use a wall, pole or fence post to get a good stretch.

 

Gardening with Arthritis, or Gardening Across the Lifespan

Learn good habits, techniques, tools, and Universal Design solutions to continue gardening with a disability, arthritis, low vision, and other age or health related conditions. Special attention will be given to decreasing the risk of secondary injury; working smarter, not harder; and modifying your garden and the way you work to fit your ability, now and in the future

 

Universal Design for the Farm: Equipment and Vehicles

Learn how Universal Design can be applied to modify equipment and vehicles to increase accessibility, usability and safety for everyone on your farm, and see examples of high tech, low tech, and do it yourself modifications for equipment and vehicles.

 

Universal Design for the Farm: Buildings and facilities

Learn how to implement Universal Design and make your buildings and facilities accessible and safer for everyone. See examples of modifications for buildings and facilities - high tech, low tech and do it yourself modifications will be discussed.

 

Accessible agritourism and events

 Ohio has almost 700 farms with an agritourism feature. OSU Extension, Ohio farmers, towns and businesses host many public events. Federal law requires any event which is open to the public be accessible to people with disabilities. With planning and proactive design, events and agritourism can be accessible to everyone.

 

Collaborating with Ohio AgrAbility

Program information for disability services, education, rural health, Extension professionals and community advocates.

 

Workshops can be offered online via Zoom, or in person (based on University travel and meeting restrictions - Ohio AgrAbility in person workshops are currently not being scheduled)

In-person workshops are subject to a $125 programming fee