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May 2020


Spring flowersOhio AgrAbility staff are developing and presenting webinars on Ohio AgrAbility, assistive technology, and farming and gardening with arthritis to their farmers, stakeholders, and the Ohio agricultural and Ohio State University communities. During five April webinars, OAP staff presented to more than 1500 people, many of whom were being introduced to OAP for the first time. OAP staff presented three webinars for OSU Extension Ag Madness: "Making your Events, Festivals and Agritourism Accessible to the Public"; "Assistive Technology to Keep you Farming"; and "Farming and Gardening with Arthritis and Other Physical Limitations".

OAP staff also collaborated with OSU's College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to present "Gardening with Physical Limitations", and with OSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers for "Gardening as we Age". Both presentations received enthusiastic comments from attendees and increased awareness and interest in OAP.

Submitted by Laura Akgerman