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IN-PREPared Extension Website Earns ASABE Blue Ribbon Award

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

Source: Jesica Hollinger – Purdue Extension The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recently awarded the Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (IN-PREPared) with The Blue Ribbon Award for their efforts to provide disaster and emergency resources and training to Indiana residents, especially through their specially created website www.inprepared.org. Founded in 1907, ASABE is an…

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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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AgriSafe Webinar: Respirator Fit Testing in Agricultural Communities

By Edward J Sheldon / June 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

Wednesday, June 24, 20201:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT PresenterCharlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-SClinical Director, AgriSafe Network SummaryRespiratory PPE fit testing helps assure the best protection against dangerous airborne particles. Agricultural workers face a myriad of challenges in obtaining a proper fit test and who can provide this service. Additionally, there are gray areas of misunderstanding…

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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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CoCoRaHS Indiana Virtual Training Opportunities

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

Learn how to take CoCoRaHS observations by measuring rain and snow, and how to submit your reports. Take the training as a new observer or as a refresher class.   Two identical sessions will be offered: Thursday, May 7; 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT https://purdue.webex.com/purdue/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1da1960fe34db9d9a8debd240ac0181e Event number: 616 750 401Event Password: CoCoRaHS (OR) Thursday, May 7:…

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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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