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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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Dispelling Misinformation about the COVID19 Vaccine: What Agricultural Producers Need to Know

By Edward J Sheldon / February 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

Friday, February 12, 2021; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST Summary: Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical. COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic. None of the COVID-19…

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Financial Preparedness Is Disaster Preparedness Webinar

By Edward J Sheldon / February 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

February 10, 2021; 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST About This Webinar Session: Financial preparedness is an important part of disaster readiness. When disasters occur, an emergency savings fund can be one of the primary resources to handle natural disasters and jumpstart recovery. In this session, we will discuss specific actions that individuals and families…

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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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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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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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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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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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