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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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2019 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary and National Farm Safety & Health Week

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 20-26, 2020 will be recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event.  The…

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National Preparedness Month: Prepare for Disasters

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 “Prepare for Disasters.“ To properly prepare for disasters, know the common disasters for your location and then mitigate the risk. For example, did you know the Midwest…

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Healing the Heartland

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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September is National Preparedness Month

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security Like an uninvited guest, disasters have a way of showing up when we least expect them. In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) encourages Hoosiers to spend the month of September talking with their friends and family about planning and preparing for all…

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Recent News

“Every Farmer Counts”: National Farm Safety & Health Week 2020

August 26, 2020

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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Keeping Food Safe during Emergencies or Disasters

August 21, 2020

It is recommended to have at least several days of food and water supplies in the event of an emergency. Many of us have refrigerators and freezers with plenty of food to make it through most any situation likely to happen here in Indiana. A few days snowed in (or perhaps a “stay at home”…

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IN-PREPared Extension Website Earns ASABE Blue Ribbon Award

July 27, 2020

Source: Jesica Hollinger – Purdue Extension The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) recently awarded the Purdue Rural Emergency Preparedness program (IN-PREPared) with The Blue Ribbon Award for their efforts to provide disaster and emergency resources and training to Indiana residents, especially through their specially created website www.inprepared.org. Founded in 1907, ASABE is an…

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