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Nine New AgrAbility Fact Sheets Online

April 8, 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio AgrAbility Program has produced nine new fact sheets designed to assist farmers after experiencing a disabling condition.

"One of the things we're most proud of is the wide range of individuals we work with -- from those who have some type of paralysis to those who have arthritis, diabetes, or who are developing age-related issues," said Kent McGuire, Ohio AgrAbility program coordinator. Most of the new fact sheets are designed to help those farmers prevent secondary injuries, although they include important safety information for any farmer.

"Once someone gets back to farming after experiencing an injury, they're at higher risk because of issues regarding range of motion, mobility or reaction time," McGuire said. "The topics of these fact sheets came from our work with farmers who have asked if we had information on these issues."

This group is the first in a series of 40 new fact sheets the Ohio AgrAbility Program is planning to produce over the next year. This first set is available to download as PDF files now at Topics are:

For more information about the Ohio AgrAbility Program, contact McGuire at or 614-292-0588, or see the website at

Martha Filipic
Kent McGuire