Our Ohio Weekly

Our Ohio Weekly shares the story of Ohio agriculture and Ohio Farm Bureau. Each week, this radio program and podcast features guests who represent leaders in agriculture, government, academia and the food industry, among others. Host Ty Higgins talks to interesting guests and brings the story of Ohio agriculture to life by featuring Farm Bureau members and staff who are working hard all across Ohio.



The Challenges of Being a Caregiver

As people age, they may need a caregiver. While that role can be fulfilling, it also can be exhausting and sometimes isolating. Anyone who cares for another likely has experienced the stress and possibly the feelings of helplessness that can come with taking care of an ailing person. Those feelings may be enhanced due to the concerns of older citizens during the COVID-19 crisis. Managing caregiver burnout, rural health strategies for using tele-medicine, helpful gadgets and technology, and local resources for caregivers will all be discussed this week on Our Ohio Weekly. 00:00 - Laura Cherry Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator, OSU Extension talks about the newly-formed Caregiver Support Network. 23:50 - The story of Amberly Snyder “To the Beat of Agriculture”, Snyder is a rodeo cowgirl who’s paralyzing car accident didn’t stop her from riding again. 32:20 - Find out how to get involved in Ohio Farm Bureau’s AgriPOWER Program 42:20 - How might the Coronavirus pandemic affect how all Americans are accounted for? Census leaders from Ohio and Washington D.C. give an update.


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