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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

September is National Preparedness Month

September 1, 2020

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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“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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