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January 2021


Picture of a large farm shed with a red combine and red tractor in it and in the foreground an AgrAbility client in a standing TrackchairOhio AgrAbility has been featured in two cover story magazine articles this fall - one in the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative magazine, and one in AgMag, written by Rural Rehabilitation Coordinator Rachel Jarman and Makenzie Thomas from Texas AgrAbility. Farmers and stakeholders from across Ohio have contacted OAP staff with questions and praise about the articles, and OAP staff are actively looking for other magazines and media outlets to collaborate with for more opportunities to share information about Ohio AgrAbility services.

OAP held the bi-annual advisory committee meeting November 16. OAP staff shared accomplishments from 2020, and were proud to see that the number of presentations (webinars, workshops, coffee and conversations) were the same in 2020 as in 2019 - restricted travel has not stopped Ohio AgrAbility from education and outreach, and has even offered opportunities to collaborate with other groups and reach a broader audience than in a typical year. Attendance was very high at the committee meeting and several committee members expressed that it is much easier to attend virtually than to drive a few hours to get to Columbus. The committee was divided into breakout rooms and OAP staff collected great feedback and ideas about education, collaboration, and opportunities in 2021 and beyond.

Submitted by Laura Akgerman