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Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations: A Facilitated Process

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

Join the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) for a special webinar entitled Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations: A Facilitated Process! Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00 pm EDT/12:00 CDT/11:00 MDT/10:00 PDTRegister at https://bit.ly/EDEN-SpecialWebinar-52720.  When EDEN’s Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations program was developed a few years ago, nobody was talking about coronavirus. But now, community organizations are serving their members…

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Purdue Ag. Safety and INPREP editorials and articles about COVID-19 and impacts on agriculture and farm families

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

Farm families and agricultural workers (along with the rest of society) face unprecedented challenges during this unusual time. Issues such as coordinating e-learning and child care while trying to manage a busy planting season, concerns about COVID-19 striking employees or farm family members, and obtaining needed personal protective equipment are all topics that may not…

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Purdue releases new “Glossary of AgroSecurity Terms”

By Edward J Sheldon / May 11, 2020 / 0 Comments

The staffs of the Purdue University Agricultural Safety & Health program and Indiana PREPared have just released a newly updated “Glossary of Agrosecurity Terms.” This glossary was originally developed by Bill Field, Extension Safety Specialist and Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, for use by students in his agrosecurity class that was established after the…

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Indiana state chemist warns against false COVID-19 protection claims

By Edward J Sheldon / May 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — State and federal regulators are seeing an increase in companies providing false or misleading claims about the effectiveness of disinfectants and the services companies provide to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. The Office of the Indiana State Chemist (OISC) warns consumers to be cautious about those claims and look…

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Training Event: Emergency Communications with Ham Radios

By Edward J Sheldon / May 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

*** This webinar was held May 8, 2020. The program was recorded and may be viewed in its entirety at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3oLXmBiRG0 *** Please join IN-PREPared along with Purdue Extension – Martin County CED, Dena Held in welcoming our guest speakers Mr. Jimmy Merry, IN ARRL Section Manager, and Mr. Jim Moehring.  This webinar will focus…

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Respiratory Protection & PPE for Agricultural Workers during COVID-19

By Edward J Sheldon / April 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

For a printable version of this article, CLICK HERE. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused well-publicized shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers.  Eye protection, facemasks, and perhaps especially, N-95 particulate respirators are in short supply.  While the needs of front-line medical workers understandably receive the most attention, workers in many other critical…

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Webinar: Addressing Challenges from Packing Plant Closures

By Edward J Sheldon / April 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

***The entire webinar was recorded and can be found at the link (with password-all lowercase) below.  https://vimeo.com/413349053Password:  ilovepigs Purdue in collaboration with IN BOAH and IN Pork is hosting a webinar on Wednesday to discuss the impacts to the swine industry from packing plant closures.  The program will be held over ZOOM at NOON on Wednesday…

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It’s Time to Plant – With or Without COVID-19

By Edward J Sheldon / April 23, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: Bill Field – Professor & Extension Safety Specialist and INPREPared (Shawn Ehlers, PhD., Ed Sheldon, M.S.) One of the early Church fathers was working in his garden when a passerby stopped and asked him what he would do if he was informed that the following day would be his last day on earth. Without…

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“Communicating with Farmers under Stress” Programs

By Edward J Sheldon / April 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: Bryan Overstreet, Purdue Extension Educator – Jasper County The Purdue Extension  Farm Stress Team is offering the “Communicating with Farmers Under Stress” program at the end of April. This program is geared for those who work with producers in their professional capacities or those who want to learn about the signs of stress, how…

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New Climate Resources Available for Indiana

By Edward J Sheldon / April 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: Hans Schmitz, Purdue Extension Educator – Posey County With the cool temperatures soon to be behind us, now is the time to be checking plants for any sustained frost damage.  When anticipating cold temperatures, many resources exist to evaluate the amount and area of cold expected.  Weather and climate resources may be difficult to…

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