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Smart technology in agriculture & the home: what is it and what is its impact on safety and efficiency?

WEBINARWednesday, April 83:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET “Smart technology” is an umbrella term that encompasses many devices designed to make life easier for the user. Common types of smart technologies include watches, televisions, and a wide variety of other home devices (some that even respond to their own names). While marketed to the masses as…

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Health insurance options for farm families

Source: National Farm Medicine Center Many farm families rely on off-farm jobs for health insurance, and the sudden layoffs and furloughs might mean that farm families are losing their coverage unexpectedly. Other families, who have not had insurance, might be looking to purchase a plan in these uncertain times. Health insurance marketplaces and eligibility criteria…

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Editorials about COVID-19 and its impact on production agriculture

Purdue Ag Safety and Health and IN-PREPared have put together two editorials for your distribution concerning COVID-19 and possible impacts to agriculture and rural communities.  The author, Dr. Bill Field, is professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Shortly after September 11, 2001, he began developing and teaching graduate level…

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Agriculture Industry Convenes for COVID-19 Discussion

Source: Indiana State Board of Animal Health INDIANAPOLIS (March 18, 2020) – To provide guidance on the latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) obstacles to agricultural producers, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture will be hosting a conference call on Friday, March 20, 2020. This call will focus on…

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Gov. Holcomb Announces More Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Source: State of Indiana March 16, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts. The governor and other state officials will conduct a COVID-19 briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse with the latest…

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Agriculture Industry Convenes for COVID-19 Discussion

March 18, 2020

Source: Indiana State Board of Animal Health INDIANAPOLIS (March 18, 2020) – To provide guidance on the latest novel coronavirus (COVID-19) obstacles to agricultural producers, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture will be hosting a conference call on Friday, March 20, 2020. This call will focus on…

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Gov. Holcomb Announces More Steps to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Source: State of Indiana March 16, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts. The governor and other state officials will conduct a COVID-19 briefing today at 2:30 p.m. in the south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse with the latest…

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March 15-21, 2020 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana

March 15, 2020

Source: National Weather Service Update – March 17 Due to ongoing and widespread concerns, it has been decided to cancel the statewide tornado drill that was set for Wednesday morning, March 18. This is still a good time to review your severe weather safety plan! www.ready.gov/plan #inwx #SvrWxPrepWeek The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police,…

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