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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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Practical Solutions for Heat-Related Illness Prevention for Agriculture

By Edward J Sheldon / April 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

WEBINAR Wednesday, April 07, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT Summary: Agricultural workers are at high risk of heat-related illness and recent field studies point to specific risk factors and solutions. This webinar is intended to prepare agricultural safety and health professionals for the upcoming summer season. We will share practical and evidence-based solutions for the prevention…

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Learn to prepare for agriculture environmental spills and emergencies at free webinar

By Edward J Sheldon / March 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

Tuesday, March 16; 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT CLICK HERE TO REGISTER INDIANAPOLIS – Farm operations manage a variety of chemicals and other materials safely each year. This can include pesticides, fertilizers, fuels, oils, manure, and crop residues. Proper management of these materials can reduce the potential for spills.  On March 16 at 10…

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Let’s Talk Fairs and Potential Disaster Situations

By Edward J Sheldon / March 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

EDEN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR SERIES  Tuesday March 9, 2021 1:00 pm EST / Noon CSTRegister at: bit.ly/EDEN-Webinar-March2021 Join the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) for this month’s professional development webinar entitled Let’s Talk Fairs and Potential Disaster Situations! What’s your relationship with your county or state fair? Do you know who to call if the fairgrounds is needed…

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SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Sessions Available in March

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

Source: National Weather Service Indianapolis In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths and billions in property and crop damages.  To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help…

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Talking to Farmers About Their Pain

By Edward J Sheldon / February 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

Free webinar presented by the AgriSafe Network Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:00 – 2:00 EST CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Summary: The occupational hazards that farmers face put them at greater risk for acute and chronic pain as a result of ergonomic repetition, accident, or surgical procedure. Addressing specific occupational sources of pain and what activities the…

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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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