Harvest Safety on the Road

September 16, 2021

Harvest 2021 is in full swing throughout most of Indiana!  Motorists should be aware of slow moving farm equipment, including combines, tractors, grain carts, and trucks on roadways.

Please be patient!  Wait for a safe time to pass, or for the equipment operator to pull off the road to allow traffic around in safe manner.  At most you'll only be held up a moment or two, and everyone will get home safely!

Please click below for more information about road safety during harvest season from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

Spring and Summer Severe Weather Resources

September 16, 2021

Although the days are getting shorter and it's almost fall on the calendar, summer-like weather can and does still occur.  Severe thunderstorms, excessive heat, and tornadoes are still possible for several more weeks.  Indiana PREPared has numerous educational resources about common Indiana weather hazards.  Please click below to visit our Spring and Summer Weather Resources page.

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Purdue releases 2020 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary before National Farm Safety and Health Week

September 16, 2021

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 19-25, 2021 is being recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event.  The…

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Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

September 13, 2021

Harvest 2021 in Indiana is well underway! With warmer than normal and dry conditions forecasted for most of September, the potential for combine fires will increase. Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest. As harvest ramps up, be proactive and prevent or reduce the chance of combine fires before they happen!!…

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Low-head Dam Safety

August 2, 2021

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security; “Hoosier Responder” Magazine, June 2021 With more than 150 low-head dams cataloged in Indiana, local emergency management officials and response agencies are encouraged to share information about low-head dams, where they are and how best to avoid them. RECREATIONAL SAFETYA reoccurring theme of dam related deaths is that victims…

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Hobby Flock Owners Should Keep Their Poultry Safe from Unknown Bird Ailment

June 28, 2021

Source: Indiana State Board of Animal Health In light of recent reports of sick and dying songbirds throughout the state, veterinarians with the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) are encouraging hobby flock owners to take steps to protect their poultry. Late last week, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advised Hoosiers to…

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