How State of Ohio Agencies and Community Organizations can Collaborate to Support Farmers with Disabilities
Ohio AgrAbility Helps Ohio Farmers:
How State Agencies and Community Organizations can Collaborate to Support Farmers with Disabilities
S. Dee Jepsen, PhD, Program Director
Charlie Landis, Rural Rehabilitation Coordinator
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
If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a sign language interpreter, closed captioning or accommodations for a disability please contact Laura Akgerman, Ohio AgrAbility Disability Services Coordinator, 614-292-0622, Akgerman.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early requests are encouraged, a week will generally allow us to provide seamless access.
Thursday November 2, 2017
Registration begins at 9 am
Program 9:30 am – 11 am
In person training session will be held at the Agricultural Engineering Building, Room 219
590 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, 43210
Training will also be live-streamed
Login information will be provided after registration
To register by Monday October 30 call 614-292-0622, or e-mail email@example.com
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