November 2, 9am–11amWhere
Agricultural Engineering Building, Room 219 590 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH
Agriculture consistently ranks as one of the nation’s most dangerous industry. Each year farmers and farm families in Ohio experience injuries that limit their ability to perform essential tasks. Some farmers acquire disabilities through farm-related accidents, while others may have chronic conditions, health impairments, or age-related limitations.
This training will inform professionals from Extension, state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies, rural health, agricultural and community advocacy organizations about how organizations and individuals can work with Ohio AgrAbility.
Participants will learn to:
•Consider disabling conditions incurred by farmers and understand the impact of disability on a farmers’ work and life
•Assess and evaluate what modifications and equipment are available and effective tools for farmers who want to continue farming with a disabling condition
•Access information and available resources so they can disseminate the information they have learned to colleagues and clients
For questions concerning access, to request a sign language interpreter, closed captioning or accommodations for a disability, contact Laura Akgerman, Ohio AgrAbility disability services coordinator, 614-292-0622, [email protected]. Early requests are encouraged; a week will generally allow enough time.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the program at 9:30 a.m. Training will also be live-streamed. Log-in information will be provided after registration.
RSVP: Oct. 30
Call 614-292-0622, or e-mail [email protected].