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

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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Free Official 840 RFID Cattle Tags Available for a Limited Time

Source: Denise Derrer – Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) Electronic identification in the form of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags continues to be the standard for identifying cattle in the state of Indiana. Hoosier cattle producers have placed nearly 2 million 840 tags since 2014. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH)…

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Dry weather causing Indiana counties to enact burn bans

A few Indiana counties have already enacted open burning bans due to the dry weather conditions we are experiencing. Even if your county is not currently under a burn ban, always use caution when burning leaves, debris, or when enjoying a recreational fire! The Indiana Department of Homeland Security current burn ban map can be…

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National Preparedness Month: Teach Youth About Preparedness

Source: FEMA September is National Preparedness Month. Each week, National Preparedness Month will highlight easy-to-follow steps that your family can take to improve preparedness at home. This week, the theme is “Teach Youth About Preparedness.” Disasters affect everyone, and it’s important to include our children in preparing for emergencies, including COVID-19. According to research published by FEMA’s Individual…

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Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

Harvest 2020 in Indiana and other Midwestern states is starting very dry! Much of Indiana is currently rated as “abnormally dry” or even “moderate drought” and very little if any precipitation is in the near-term forecast. Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest, and in dry years such as 2020, the…

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Recent News

National Farm Safety and Health Week

September 6, 2019

September 15-21, 2019 Source: The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) Each year since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. This recognition has been an annual promotion initiated by the National Safety Council and has been proclaimed as such by each sitting U.S. President…

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Healing in the Heartland

August 9, 2019

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 to support our farm families and rural communities. We can do more to engage and advocate…

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INPREPared.org to Launch during the Indiana State Fair!

August 2, 2019

Stay “emergency aware” with Indiana PREPared!  The brand new Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (INPREPared) is Purdue Extension’s comprehensive resource for disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation, with an emphasis on rural and agricultural issues.  The project will launch during the Indiana State Fair, with a special exhibit in the Purdue Extension Agriculture-Horticulture Building August…

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