SAVE THE DATE: Ohio AgrAbility: Building Independence Through Agriculture

SAVE THE DATE: Ohio AgrAbility: Building Independence Through Agriculture

Join us Tuesday February 26, 2019 for a one-day workshop and learn how agriculture and horticulture can be a viable work option for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

This workshop will benefit disability services professionals and advocates by:

  • Learning ways to find agricultural and horticultural employers, how to promote your clients to these employers, and overcome barriers to employment
  • Reviewing what training and industry credentials might be beneficial for these jobs
  • Providing a list of resources for potential funding of adaptive equipment and modifications, Assistive Technology, job and technical support

This Workshop will benefit farmers, agricultural businesses and landscapers by:

  • Connecting you with a dependable, hard-working and loyal workforce
  • Introducing you to disability services professionals who can offer support and resources for you and your employees
  • Reviewing potential tax credits for hiring individuals with disabilities, and potential tax incentives for providing accommodations and workplace accessibility

When the focus shifts from disability to ability, everyone benefits