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.

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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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Let’s Talk Fairs and Potential Disaster Situations

March 1, 2021

EDEN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR SERIES  Tuesday March 9, 2021 1:00 pm EST / Noon CSTRegister at: bit.ly/EDEN-Webinar-March2021 Join the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) for this month’s professional development webinar entitled Let’s Talk Fairs and Potential Disaster Situations! What’s your relationship with your county or state fair? Do you know who to call if the fairgrounds is needed…

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SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Sessions Available in March

February 26, 2021

Source: National Weather Service Indianapolis In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths and billions in property and crop damages.  To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help…

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