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Smart technology in agriculture & the home: what is it and what is its impact on safety and efficiency?

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

WEBINARWednesday, April 83:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET “Smart technology” is an umbrella term that encompasses many devices designed to make life easier for the user. Common types of smart technologies include watches, televisions, and a wide variety of other home devices (some that even respond to their own names). While marketed to the masses as…

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Health insurance options for farm families

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

Source: National Farm Medicine Center Many farm families rely on off-farm jobs for health insurance, and the sudden layoffs and furloughs might mean that farm families are losing their coverage unexpectedly. Other families, who have not had insurance, might be looking to purchase a plan in these uncertain times. Health insurance marketplaces and eligibility criteria…

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Editorials about COVID-19 and its impact on production agriculture

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

Purdue Ag Safety and Health and IN-PREPared have put together two editorials for your distribution concerning COVID-19 and possible impacts to agriculture and rural communities.  The author, Dr. Bill Field, is professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Shortly after September 11, 2001, he began developing and teaching graduate level…

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Agriculture Industry Convenes for COVID-19 Discussion

By Edward J Sheldon / March 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: Indiana State Board of Animal Health INDIANAPOLIS (March 18, 2020) – To provide guidance on the latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) obstacles to agricultural producers, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture will be hosting a conference call on Friday, March 20, 2020. This call will focus on…

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Gov. Holcomb Announces More Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

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

Source: State of Indiana March 16, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts. The governor and other state officials will conduct a COVID-19 briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse with the latest…

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March 15-21, 2020 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana

By Edward J Sheldon / March 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: National Weather Service Update – March 17 Due to ongoing and widespread concerns, it has been decided to cancel the statewide tornado drill that was set for Wednesday morning, March 18. This is still a good time to review your severe weather safety plan! www.ready.gov/plan #inwx #SvrWxPrepWeek The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police,…

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USDA announces action plan for African swine fever

By Edward J Sheldon / March 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

Source: USDA APHIS WASHINGTON, March 6, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach today announced additional measures to control and eradicate African Swine Fever (ASF) if the virus is ever detected in the U.S.  “First and foremost, USDA is committed to doing all it can to…

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Up-to-date Coronavirus 2019 Information at INPREPared.org

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

Health officials throughout the world are monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported nearly three thousand infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with…

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FEMA Independent Study Courses

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

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training. This training enhances the capabilities of the Federal, state, and local government, volunteer organizations, and the private sector to minimize theimpact of disasters on the American public. EMI curricula, including the Independent Study Program (ISP)…

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Preparing for Floods and Flash Floods

By Edward J Sheldon / January 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Current weather forecasts are indicating much of Indiana could receive 2″-5″ of rain later this week. With the ground already wet, that rainfall could cause widespread flooding throughout the region. Some simple advance preparation will help you be ready for possible floods in your area. Know the flood warning system in your community, and be…

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