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.

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.


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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Practical Solutions for Heat-Related Illness Prevention for Agriculture

April 5, 2021

WEBINAR Wednesday, April 07, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT Summary: Agricultural workers are at high risk of heat-related illness and recent field studies point to specific risk factors and solutions. This webinar is intended to prepare agricultural safety and health professionals for the upcoming summer season. We will share practical and evidence-based solutions for the prevention…

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Learn to prepare for agriculture environmental spills and emergencies at free webinar

March 8, 2021

Tuesday, March 16; 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT CLICK HERE TO REGISTER INDIANAPOLIS – Farm operations manage a variety of chemicals and other materials safely each year. This can include pesticides, fertilizers, fuels, oils, manure, and crop residues. Proper management of these materials can reduce the potential for spills.  On March 16 at 10…

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