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Winter Holiday Personal Safety

By Edward J Sheldon / December 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security Cybercriminals, thieves, and road hazards can become real-life Scrooges this time of the year. Take some time to review safety tips that can help keep the season festive. Online Shopping Shopping online can be a great tool in finding the perfect holiday gifts. For the 2019 holiday season, 73…

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Tips to Keep Pets Safe for the Holidays

By Edward J Sheldon / November 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Denise Derrer, BOAH Public Information Director INDIANAPOLIS (19 November 2019)—The holiday season is filled with special food, decorations and gatherings with relatives and friends. Some of that fun can be dangerous to pets. Each year many pets are rushed to emergency veterinary clinics over the holidays after often-preventable mishaps with food or decorations. Dr. Melissa…

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Keep Pets Safe and Warm this Winter

By Edward J Sheldon / November 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

INDIANAPOLIS —The days are getting shorter and colder weather is upon us. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) encourages pet owners to take steps to keep pets safe and warm this winter. Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Warm this Winter: Pet-proof the house. Most pets spend more time indoors during the winter.…

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Indiana counties enact burn bans

By Edward J Sheldon / September 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Several Indiana counties, primarily in southern and southeastern regions of the state, have enacted open burning bans due to the dry weather conditions. Even if your county is not currently under a burn ban, always use caution when burning leaves, debris, or when enjoying a recreational fire! The Indiana Department of Homeland Security current burn…

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Agricultural production one of Indiana’s most hazardous occupations

By Edward J Sheldon / September 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, mayer36@purdue.edu WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with the National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944. The program reported 34 work-related on-farm deaths in the…

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74 Indiana counties are primary natural disaster areas

By Edward J Sheldon / September 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Source: USDA Farm Service Agency WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 10, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 74 Indiana counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive rain and flooding that has occurred since March 1, 2019, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency…

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National Farm Safety and Health Week

By Edward J Sheldon / September 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

September 15-21, 2019 Source: The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. This recognition has been an annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council and has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President…

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Healing in the Heartland

By Edward J Sheldon / August 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Mental health issues are impacting our agricultural and rural communities each and every day. Increased understanding of the impact, resources and ways to overcome this impact is needed.   Together, we must seek to be better informed and discover solutions to support our farm families and rural communities. We can do more to engage and advocate…

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INPREPared.org to Launch during the Indiana State Fair!

By Edward J Sheldon / August 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Stay “emergency aware” with Indiana PREPared!  The brand new Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (INPREPared) is Purdue Extension’s comprehensive resource for disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, with an emphasis on rural and agricultural issues.  The project will launch during the Indiana State Fair, with a special exhibit in the Purdue Extension Agriculture-Horticulture Building August…

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