January 16, 6pm–8pmWhere
OSU Extension South Central Regional Office 16714 Wolf Run Road, Caldwell, OH
Aging farmers who want to gain insight and tips on how to remain productive in agriculture, continue gardening and stay active outdoors can learn tips and techniques from the Ohio AgrAbility Program at Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences during a workshop designed to address the evolving needs of older farmers.The workshop seeks to show how to remain safe and productive as an older farmer.Ohio AgrAbility is part of a national U.S. Department of Agriculture program that promotes independence for people in agriculture who want to continue farming after experiencing a disabling condition. OSU Extension has partnered with Easter Seals TriState to combine resources, knowledge and outreach to bridge the gap between individuals in agricultural and the resources and services available to help farmers with a disability remain productive on the farm.The workshop will feature discussions on mobility, managing arthritic limitations, planning a productive day, applying Universal Design concepts to the whole property, and showcasing adaptive tools and equipment.Topics to be discussed during the workshop:
- Safety tips and techniques for older farmers
- The availability of assisted technology that can be used on farms and for gardening
- Tricks of the trade for aging limitations
The workshops are free and open to the public.For more information, contact McGuire at 614-292-0588 or email at [email protected].