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Practical Solutions for Heat-Related Illness Prevention for Agriculture

By Edward J Sheldon / April 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

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

By Edward J Sheldon / March 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

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

By Edward J Sheldon / March 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

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

By Edward J Sheldon / February 26, 2021 / 0 Comments

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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Talking to Farmers About Their Pain

By Edward J Sheldon / February 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

Free webinar presented by the AgriSafe Network Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:00 – 2:00 EST CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Summary: The occupational hazards that farmers face put them at greater risk for acute and chronic pain as a result of ergonomic repetition, accident, or surgical procedure. Addressing specific occupational sources of pain and what activities the…

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Using Portable Generators Safely

By Edward J Sheldon / February 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

All of Indiana has been in a “deep freeze” the past several days, with the polar vortex bring cold and snowy conditions.  Fortunately, most of the state has avoided widespread power outages due to the weather, as has been seen in other states recently.  Sadly, one of the most common causes of death associated with…

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“Every Farmer Counts”: National Farm Safety & Health Week 2020

By Edward J Sheldon / August 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

The 2018 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still the most dangerous in America with 574 fatalities, or an equivalent of 23.4 deaths per 100,000 workers. Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry. For…

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AgriSafe Webinar – Mental Health in Farm and Ranch Country: How Communities Can Help

By Edward J Sheldon / July 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

Thursday, July 30, 20201:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT SummaryIn rural communities, the stigma associated with mental distress is hard to confront. Rural agricultural residents pride themselves as hard-working and dedicated to the land. These characteristics are sometimes in direct conflict with asking for help and self-care, leaving those around them at a loss for words and…

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Roots of the Soil: Land Succession Issues among African American Farm Families

By Edward J Sheldon / July 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

Webinar held 8, 2020CLICK HERE to access an archived video of the program. When we consider the word “preparedness” situations such as being ready for severe weather, having an emergency plan for our family or farm, or maintaining a stock of food and water for an extended power outage or snowstorm usually come to mind.…

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Lots of heat on the way for Indiana

By Edward J Sheldon / July 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

The “dog days” of summer are here! The National Weather Service is predicting a significant heat wave for much of the Midwest beginning about July 15 and extending several days.  Heat indexes of 100o or higher are expected, which will be the hottest stretch of weather so far this season.  Extremely hot weather can cause…

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