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Keeping the Farm Resilient in Uncertain Times

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

Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team to Present 3 Part Webinar Series – February 8, 15, 21; 6:30-8:30 E.T. Farm families are facing many challenges when making decisions about the future: markets and weather issues are seemingly always present; the COVID pandemic continues to affect many aspects of our daily lives; and, communication issues and conflicts…

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Fireplace Safety

By Edward J Sheldon / December 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

By: Jenna Nees, Purdue Extension ANR Educator – Putnam County With the cold weather we are experiencing and the cold weather certain to come this winter, it is important to discuss home heating related to fireplace safety. In the past, houses have burned because of soot collecting around the top of the chimney catching fire.…

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Emergency Animal Management for Law Enforcement

By Edward J Sheldon / December 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Training Webinar Date: Tuesday, December 15 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST Please register by December 11 at: https://tinyurl.com/PurdueAnimalEmergency Contact: Sadie Davis, Extension Educator ANR, Greene County at (812) 659-2122 or davis186@purdue.edu Emergency personnel may find themselves dealing with situations involving farm livestock. Vehicle accidents, fires, or simply a farm gate left open can…

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Keep your pets safe during the holidays!

By Edward J Sheldon / November 30, 2020 / 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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Be Prepared for Winter Driving!

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

Although we haven’t seen much wintry weather yet, it’s only a matter of time before ice, sleet, and snow will create hazardous driving conditions. When traveling during snowy or icy conditions, please take your time, and check road conditions before your leave! The following websites provide real-time information for Indiana motorists: INDOT Highway Info 511This…

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Prepare before the weather outside gets frightful!

By Edward J Sheldon / November 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

November 8-14 is Winter Weather Preparedness Week Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security Even with the state expecting warmer temperatures this weekend, an Indiana winter will soon be here. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosiers to get prepared during Winter Weather Preparedness Week, November 8-14. Hoosiers can take advantage of the weekend…

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2019 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary and National Farm Safety & Health Week

By Edward J Sheldon / September 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 20-26, 2020 will be recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event.  The…

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September is National Preparedness Month

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

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security Like an uninvited guest, disasters have a way of showing up when we least expect them. In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosiers to spend the month of September talking with their friends and family about planning and preparing for all…

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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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