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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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Recent News

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USDA announces action plan for African swine fever

March 9, 2020

Source: USDA APHIS WASHINGTON, March 6, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach today announced additional measures to control and eradicate African Swine Fever (ASF) if the virus is ever detected in the U.S.  “First and foremost, USDA is committed to doing all it can to…

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EMA Appreciation Week

February 28, 2020

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) celebrates the tireless dedication of the state’s emergency management personnel this week during the first-ever EMA Appreciation Week, Feb. 24-28. “The entire state of Indiana relies on emergency management agencies to help communities and Hoosiers regain a sense of normalcy after a…

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Proclamation

Grain Bin Safety Awareness Week (Feb. 16-23)

February 7, 2020

TO:                  County ANR Extension Educators FROM:            Bill Field, Extension Safety Specialist DATE:            February 7, 2020 RE:                  Grain Bin Safety Awareness Week, February 16-23, 2020       Many of you are aware that there have been several grain bin entrapments in the state over the past couple of months. It’s not a good way to start off…

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