It's warming up!

May 21, 2021

It's May in Indiana!  Most crops are planted, many farmers are baling their first cutting of hay, and race cars are roaring at Indy.  To go along with those rites of spring, we're starting to regularly see temperatures in the high 80's or even 90's.

As you go about your daily work and recreational activities, remember that excessive heat can cause serious illness or worse, especially when our bodies aren't accustomed to the warm weather.  Be sure to drink plenty of water and take rest breaks in the shade whether you are loading hay in the field, or hanging out at the track for Carb Day or the race!

For more information about the effects of heat-related illnesses and how to prevent those issues, please visit INPREP's Extreme Heat resource page by clicking the box below.

Spring and Summer Severe Weather Resources

April 19, 2021

So far, Indiana's spring weather has been somewhat calm.  While we've experienced some thunderstorms, wind, and some flooding, we have avoided major widespread severe weather outbreaks. However, that could change virtually anytime - everyone knows how crazy Indiana weather can be!  Indiana PREPared has numerous educational resources about common Indiana weather hazards.  Please click below to visit our Spring and Summer Weather Resources page.

Planting Season 2021: Be Safe on the Roads!

April 19, 2021

Planting season 2021 is well-underway throughout Indiana and the Midwest.  Motorists should be aware of slow-moving farm equipment that will be traveling on the roads as farmers work to get their crops planted in a timely manner.  Slow down and please be patient!  Wait for a safe opportunity to pass, and eliminate distractions such as cell phones while driving.

Click the button below for a news release and video public service announcement about road safety during planting season presented by the Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Bruce Kettler.


Responding to On Farm Emergencies

May 26, 2021

Free Online Training Series Thursday nights in June; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT Source: Kurt Lanzone, Purdue Extension – Parke County Purdue Extension Ag and Natural Resources Parke County is bringing you a webinar series dedicated to helping you improve your responses to agriculture emergencies. Kurt Lanzone from Purdue Extension is not only the Parke…

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Emergency Preparedness Virtual Conference June 1-3

May 25, 2021

Source: Southern University Ag Center Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Ag Center’s Cooperative Extension Program will host its inaugural and interactive, Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Virtual Conference, June 1-3, 2021. Each day of the conference is designed to strengthen and build sustainable and resilient communities. The conference dates and targeted audiences are:…

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US ag and first responder groups release video series to help farmers with emergency planning

May 4, 2021

Reproduced with permission from Global Ag Media Animal agriculture groups have partnered with US first responders to create a video series that helps farmers and ranchers prepare emergency action plans. The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Milk Producers Federation, National Pork Producers Council, United Egg Producers and the National Association of SARA…

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E101 Cultivating Readiness – Environmental Spills and Emergencies in Agriculture

April 27, 2021

Archived Webinar CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBINAR Join IDEM, OISC and others discussion about Ag spill-related topics including preplanning, event response and risk management. About this Event Cultivating Readiness – How to Prepare and Handle Environmental Spills and Emergencies in Agriculture Farm operations handle a variety of chemicals and other materials safely each year. That…

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