Ohio AgrAbility staff members have been busy presenting, planning, promoting, and collaborating this winter. Staff presented "How accessible are your events and programs for people with disabilities?" at the 2019 Ohio State University Extension annual conference. This presentation gave OAP staff a chance to promote AgrAbility to Extension educators from across the state, and to share ways to make these events and programming inclusive to all participants.
OAP held an advisory committee meeting in December and welcomed several new committee members from the rural health community, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, the ADA coordinator for the city of Columbus, Ohio, and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (Vocational Rehabilitation). Several Ohio AgrAbility farmers continue to serve on our committee as well as representatives from the Farm Service Agency, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Arthritis Foundation, OSU Wexner Medical Center, and the OSU ADA coordinators. OAP staff shared an introduction to AgrAbility and overview of activities, outreach, and farmers served in 2019. Staff led committee members in a discussion of audiences that should be reached for promotion of AgrAbility services, training, and educational opportunities.