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IN-PREPared Extension Website Earns ASABE Blue Ribbon Award

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 Founded in 1907, ASABE is an…

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AgriSafe Webinar – Mental Health in Farm and Ranch Country: How Communities Can Help

Thursday, July 30, 20201:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT SummaryIn rural communities, the stigma associated with mental distress is hard to confront. Rural agricultural residents pride themselves as hard-working and dedicated to the land. These characteristics are sometimes in direct conflict with asking for help and self-care, leaving those around them at a loss for words and…

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Roots of the Soil: Land Succession Issues among African American Farm Families

Webinar held 8, 2020CLICK HERE to access an archived video of the program. When we consider the word “preparedness” situations such as being ready for severe weather, having an emergency plan for our family or farm, or maintaining a stock of food and water for an extended power outage or snowstorm usually come to mind.…

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Lots of heat on the way for Indiana

The “dog days” of summer are here! The National Weather Service is predicting a significant heat wave for much of the Midwest beginning about July 15 and extending several days.  Heat indexes of 100o or higher are expected, which will be the hottest stretch of weather so far this season.  Extremely hot weather can cause…

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Exercise Starter Kit for Workshop on Reconstituting Operations

FEMA has developed an Exercise Starter Kit with sample documents your organization can use to conduct your own planning workshop to navigate the complexities of returning to full operations during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Exercise Starter Kit includes a sample facilitator guide and conduct slides that are designed to be adapted and customized…

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Respiratory Protection & PPE for Agricultural Workers during COVID-19

April 28, 2020

For a printable version of this article, CLICK HERE. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused well-publicized shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers.  Eye protection, facemasks, and perhaps especially, N-95 particulate respirators are in short supply.  While the needs of front-line medical workers understandably receive the most attention, workers in many other critical…

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Webinar: Addressing Challenges from Packing Plant Closures

April 27, 2020

***The entire webinar was recorded and can be found at the link (with password-all lowercase) below.  ilovepigs Purdue in collaboration with IN BOAH and IN Pork is hosting a webinar on Wednesday to discuss the impacts to the swine industry from packing plant closures.  The program will be held over ZOOM at NOON on Wednesday…

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It’s Time to Plant – With or Without COVID-19

April 23, 2020

Source: Bill Field – Professor & Extension Safety Specialist and INPREPared (Shawn Ehlers, PhD., Ed Sheldon, M.S.) One of the early Church fathers was working in his garden when a passerby stopped and asked him what he would do if he was informed that the following day would be his last day on earth. Without…

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