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July 2018


OH AgrAbility client Kipp HarlowOhio AgrAbility on TV! OAP staff gave an overview of AgrAbility's history, services, peer support network activities, and how OAP helps Ohio farmers, during an interview with Ivory Harlow, program specialist for the Ohio Cooperative Development Center, US Air Force veteran, goat farmer, and wife of Ohio AgrAbility client Kipp Harlow. The interview was live-streamed to public access channels throughout Ohio and is posted on Ohio AgrAbility's website.

OAP client Kipp Harlow shared how OAP has helped him, and the equipment and modifications OAP helped him obtain through Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, the state vocational rehabilitation agency.

Hearing an Ohio farmer talk about how OAP has impacted his life and helped him to continue farming safely and productively reinforces the importance of the AgrAbility program in Ohio and across the country. The OAP team hopes that Kipp's reflection on what AgrAbility means to him will resonate with other farmers across Ohio and will encourage them to reach out to OAP for services, education, and resources.

OH AgrAbility at An Evening Gard AffairOhio AgrAbility was invited to present "Gardening with Arthritis, Gardening as We Age" Monday June 25. An Evening Garden Affair is an annual event hosted by the Hardin County Master Gardener Volunteers and the Men's Garden Club, and OAP is proud to report that 75 people attended the event, the highest attendance ever! The presentation covered good habits, setting realistic goals, managing physical limitations, adaptive gardening techniques and equipment, and resources for selecting tools, equipment, and garden structures.

The picture shows the attendees spelling out O-H-I-O at the beginning of the presentation.

Submitted by Laura Akgerman