Northwest AgrAbility Workshop

OSU Extension is partnering with the Department of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University and Goodwill Industries of Oregon to increase awareness of this program which supports disabled farmers, ranchers, and agricultural workers in remaining productive in their chosen vocation. Please distribute broadly to potentially interested parties.

Northwest AgrAbility Workshop
February 24-25, 2011
LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

AgrAbility supports a high quality lifestyle for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. Through education and assistance, AgrAbility helps to minimize or eliminate obstacles that inhibit success in production agriculture or agriculture-related vocations.  AgrAbility addresses concerns such as arthritis, back pain, and behavioral health issues as well as traumatic injuries, such as amputations and spinal cord injuries.  http://www.agrability.org/

Learn to:

  • Conduct on-farm assessments
  • Determine the best assistive devices and equipment for clients
  • Work with AgrAbility resources
  • Present needs to vocational rehabilitation
  • Maximize benefits for farmers and ranchers with other community based organizations
  • Close cases

REGISTRATION and FMI:
http://hort.oregonstate.edu/AgrAbility_Oregon_Workshop

Preregistration $130/person, $135 after Feb 15th, $140 at the door

Fee includes lunch Thursday & Friday, and dinner Thursday at Gathering Together Farm, Philomath Oregon.