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Using Readers’ Theater for Supporting the Health and Safety of Farmers and Their Families

By Edward J Sheldon / October 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

Thursday, October 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET This webinar presents the concept of didactic readers’ theater as an educational intervention to influence social norms in communities. Findings from the multiple award winning Farm Dinner Theater, an R01 research study funded by NIOSH, will be presented. This entertaining format resulted in over half of the…

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Roots of the Soil: Strategies and Resources for Succession Planning

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

Webinar presented August 26, 2020 CLICK HERE to access an archived video of the workshop. (or) visit http://www.agrability.org/online-training/archived/webinar-series/ for links to this and other AgrAbility webinars, as well downloadable presentation and handout files. This webinar focused on basic strategies and first steps for succession. Succession planning begins with conversations; communication in the succession process is…

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Healing the Heartland

By Edward J Sheldon / September 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

Suicide Prevention: What to know and how to help Online Webinar September 29, 2020; 9:00 a.m Mental health issues are impacting our agricultural and rural communities each and every day. Increased understanding of the impact, resources and ways to overcome this impact is needed.   Together, we must seek to be better informed and discover solutions…

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Johns Hopkins Offers COVID-19 Contact Tracing Certificate Course at No Cost

By Edward J Sheldon / August 31, 2020 / 0 Comments

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. The job qualifications for contact tracing positions differ throughout the country and the world, with some new positions open to individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent. In this introductory course,…

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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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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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Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations: A Facilitated Process

By Edward J Sheldon / May 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Join the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) for a special webinar entitled Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations: A Facilitated Process! Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00 pm EDT/12:00 CDT/11:00 MDT/10:00 PDTRegister at https://bit.ly/EDEN-SpecialWebinar-52720.  When EDEN’s Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations program was developed a few years ago, nobody was talking about coronavirus. But now, community organizations are serving their members…

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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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