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November 2013


In an effort to reduce injuries and help aging farmers remain productive in agriculture, Ohio AgrAbility will be conducting "I'm not as young as I used to be!" farming and gardening workshops throughout Ohio. The workshops will be about two hours in length, featuring topics on safety for older farmers, assistive technology used for farming and gardening, and tricks of the trade for aging limitations.

The workshops are hosted by Ohio AgrAbility, OSU Extension, county offices, and local organizations such as Area Agencies on Aging and Ohio Farm Bureau county offices. It is a great opportunity for seniors who want to remain productive in agriculture, continue to garden, or stay active outdoors. Highlights will include discussing mobility, managing arthritic limitations, planning a productive day, applying Universal Design concepts to the whole property, and showcasing adaptive tools and equipment. Workshops scheduled to this point include:

November 14, Stark County: 6:30-8:30 pm
December 10th, Shelby and Auglaize Counties: 1:30-3:30 pm
January 24th, Hancock County: 1:00-3:00 pm
March 11th, Ashtabula County: time TBD

Submitted by Kent McGuire