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AgrAbility Regional Workshop
June 28 - June 30
AgrAbility is a program sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture that provides assistance to farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers, and farm family members impacted by disability, illness or chronic conditions. The program is funded through a competitive grant process for one National Project and State/ Regional Projects (currently serving 20 states). Each project involves a collaborative partnership between land grant universities and various non-profit disability services organizations.
Regional AgrAbility Workshops are a great way to network with AgrAbility peers and other professionals that have a role in assisting our clients.
This Regional Workshop will focus on urban agriculture, working with vocational rehabilitation, prescription medication safety, assistive technology in agriculture, farming with a developmental disability, business planning and work/life balance. On June 28th and 29th, there will be speakers from the National AgrAbility Project, Ohio AgrAbility Project, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, The Ohio State University, H.A.R.D. Acre Farm, LifeLyfts, Farm Service Agency, and others.
There will also be a day of Agricultural Tours on Thursday, June 30th.
In addition to those who are interested in assisting farmers with a disability or long-term health condition, this workshop would be helpful to:
- Service providers (VR, state agencies, governmental organizations)
- Agricultural professionals (Extension, FFA, ag educators)
- Occupational/Physical therapists, staff, teachers, and students
- Staff from other state AgrAbility projects and those working in ag safety, health, and wellness
You may view the agenda here: Ohio Agenda.pdf The agenda is subject to change.
Registration is open through June 22nd.