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July 2014


Brittany Cowgill and Suzanna Windon, both graduate students working with the Ohio AgrAbility Program (OAP), gave presentations at the 2014 ISASH Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.

Cowgill, a graduate of the University of Toledo's occupational therapy doctorate (OTD) program, presented a paper on OAP clients with disabling conditions or who have experienced an injury, which described the potential role that OT can have in the OAP. The study found that occupational therapists can work hand in hand with the OAP to better serve clients and their needs.

Windom, a masters graduate in agricultural communication, education, and leadership at The Ohio State University, presented a paper entitled "Quality of Life of Ohio Farmers With Disabilities". The research studied the environmental factors and the health-work-leisure factors as related to quality of life for farmers. The study will be beneficial to the OAP staff in identifying factors that affect quality of life and helping improve their services to OAP clients.
Congratulations to both for their excellent presentations! Their technical papers are available through

Submitted by Andy Bauer