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Responding to On Farm Emergencies

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

Free Online Training Series Thursday nights in June; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT Source: Kurt Lanzone, Purdue Extension – Parke County Purdue Extension Ag and Natural Resources Parke County is bringing you a webinar series dedicated to helping you improve your responses to agriculture emergencies. Kurt Lanzone from Purdue Extension is not only the Parke…

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Emergency Preparedness Virtual Conference June 1-3

By Edward J Sheldon / May 25, 2021 / 0 Comments

Source: Southern University Ag Center Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Ag Center’s Cooperative Extension Program will host its inaugural and interactive, Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Virtual Conference, June 1-3, 2021. Each day of the conference is designed to strengthen and build sustainable and resilient communities. The conference dates and targeted audiences are:…

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US ag and first responder groups release video series to help farmers with emergency planning

By Edward J Sheldon / May 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

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

By Edward J Sheldon / April 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

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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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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Exercise Starter Kit for Workshop on Reconstituting Operations

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

FEMA has developed an Exercise Starter Kit with sample documents your organization can use to conduct your own planning workshop to navigate the complexities of returning to full operations during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Exercise Starter Kit includes a sample facilitator guide and conduct slides that are designed to be adapted and customized…

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