Local farmers who are dealing with long-term health issues or other disabilities will want to plan on attending an upcoming AgrAbility meeting Feb. 12, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School (1509 County Highway 22 A, Bloomingdale, OH 43910).

“The Ohio AgrAbility Program is part of a national program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that promotes independence for people in agriculture who want to continue to farm after experiencing a disabling condition. The Ohio State University has partnered with Easter Seals to achieve the program’s goals by providing education, resources, and technical assistance to those individuals and their families so they may continue to be successful in agriculture.”

Disabling conditions may include, but are not limited to: arthritis, head or spinal cord injury, amputation, paralysis, back pain or injury, stroke, diabetes, vsual or hearing impairment, respiratory problems, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, or repetitive motion Injuries.

Lisa Pfeifer, educational program manager, Ohio State University Agricultural Safety and Healt,h will be the featured speaker, and there is no cost to attend this meeting. Reservations are encouraged, but not required by contacting the Jefferson County Farm Bureau at 740.266.6603 or [email protected].  Refreshments will be served.2019-agrability-flyer2

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