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Managing Farm Risk

Purdue Extension Webinar Series NOTE: While INdiana PREPared usually focuses on “physical” threats such as tornadoes, fires, floods, and workplace or home safety issues, there are many other risks facing farm families that can have major impact on your operation and your family’s well-being. Just as you should prepare for a major storm or fire,…

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The scoop on snowfall in the North Central US

Monday, December 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET Are your dreams of a White Christmas likely to come true? What is the snowiest month of the year? How far into spring do you need to keep that snow shovel handy? This webinar will look at past snowfall and winter weather data for the north central…

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Purdue releases 2020 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary before National Farm Safety and 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 19-25, 2021 is being 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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US ag and first responder groups release video series to help farmers with emergency planning

Reproduced with permission from Global Ag Media Animal agriculture groups have partnered with US first responders to create a video series that helps farmers and ranchers prepare emergency action plans. The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Milk Producers Federation, National Pork Producers Council, United Egg Producers and the National Association of SARA…

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E101 Cultivating Readiness – Environmental Spills and Emergencies in Agriculture

Archived Webinar CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBINAR Join IDEM, OISC and others discussion about Ag spill-related topics including preplanning, event response and risk management. About this Event Cultivating Readiness – How to Prepare and Handle Environmental Spills and Emergencies in Agriculture Farm operations handle a variety of chemicals and other materials safely each year. That…

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Current and Upcoming Training

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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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Roots of the Soil: Strategies and Resources for Succession Planning

Webinar presented August 26, 2020 CLICK HERE to access an archived video of the workshop. (or) visit http://www.agrability.org/online-training/archived/webinar-series/ for links to this and other AgrAbility webinars, as well downloadable presentation and handout files. This webinar focused on basic strategies and first steps for succession. Succession planning begins with conversations; communication in the succession process is…

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Johns Hopkins Offers COVID-19 Contact Tracing Certificate Course at No Cost

The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. The job qualifications for contact tracing positions differ throughout the country and the world, with some new positions open to individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent. In this introductory course,…

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“Every Farmer Counts”: National Farm Safety & Health Week 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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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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AgriSafe Webinar: Respirator Fit Testing in Agricultural Communities

Wednesday, June 24, 20201:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT PresenterCharlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-SClinical Director, AgriSafe Network SummaryRespiratory PPE fit testing helps assure the best protection against dangerous airborne particles. Agricultural workers face a myriad of challenges in obtaining a proper fit test and who can provide this service. Additionally, there are gray areas of misunderstanding…

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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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Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations: A Facilitated Process

Join the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) for a special webinar entitled Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations: A Facilitated Process! Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00 pm EDT/12:00 CDT/11:00 MDT/10:00 PDTRegister at https://bit.ly/EDEN-SpecialWebinar-52720.  When EDEN’s Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations program was developed a few years ago, nobody was talking about coronavirus. But now, community organizations are serving their members…

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Training Event: Emergency Communications with Ham Radios

*** This webinar was held May 8, 2020. The program was recorded and may be viewed in its entirety at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3oLXmBiRG0 *** Please join IN-PREPared along with Purdue Extension – Martin County CED, Dena Held in welcoming our guest speakers Mr. Jimmy Merry, IN ARRL Section Manager, and Mr. Jim Moehring.  This webinar will focus…

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Gearing Up for Safety – Production Agriculture Safety Training for Youth

The Gearing-Up-4-Safety curriculum helps youth aged 14-19 meet federal training requirements for agricultural employment. Presented by Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, the curriculum includes 15 PowerPoint presentations with instructor notes, case studies, a glossary and student activity sheets.  The materials are available for free access at www.agsafety4youth.info. School closures due to…

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Training Archive

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National Weather Service Update on Winter Weather Initiatives

December 9, 2021

Source: National Weather Service Winter Weather Program. Program recorded October 26, 2021. The National Weather Service Winter Weather Program staff highlighted updates to initiatives and watch/warning efforts in regards to winter weather issues during this webinar. This year’s webinar covered many topics, including updates to the Probabilistic Snow pages and graphics, future Impact-Based Warning tags…

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Learn via Online Training about CoCoRaHS and Winter Precipitation Reporting

December 7, 2021

Source: National Weather Service – Indianapolis Weather Forecast Office CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.  CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).   By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education,…

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The scoop on snowfall in the North Central US

December 17, 2021

Monday, December 20, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET Are your dreams of a White Christmas likely to come true? What is the snowiest month of the year? How far into spring do you need to keep that snow shovel handy? This webinar will look at past snowfall and winter weather data for the north central…

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Keeping the Farm Resilient in Uncertain Times

January 25, 2021

Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team to Present 3 Part Webinar Series – February 8, 15, 21; 6:30-8:30 E.T. Farm families are facing many challenges when making decisions about the future: markets and weather issues are seemingly always present; the COVID pandemic continues to affect many aspects of our daily lives; and, communication issues and conflicts…

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E101 Cultivating Readiness – Environmental Spills and Emergencies in Agriculture

April 27, 2021

Archived Webinar CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBINAR Join IDEM, OISC and others discussion about Ag spill-related topics including preplanning, event response and risk management. About this Event Cultivating Readiness – How to Prepare and Handle Environmental Spills and Emergencies in Agriculture Farm operations handle a variety of chemicals and other materials safely each year. That…

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US ag and first responder groups release video series to help farmers with emergency planning

May 4, 2021

Reproduced with permission from Global Ag Media Animal agriculture groups have partnered with US first responders to create a video series that helps farmers and ranchers prepare emergency action plans. The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Milk Producers Federation, National Pork Producers Council, United Egg Producers and the National Association of SARA…

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Responding to On Farm Emergencies

May 26, 2021

Free Online Training Series Thursday nights in June; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT Source: Kurt Lanzone, Purdue Extension – Parke County Purdue Extension Ag and Natural Resources Parke County is bringing you a webinar series dedicated to helping you improve your responses to agriculture emergencies. Kurt Lanzone from Purdue Extension is not only the Parke…

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Emergency Preparedness Virtual Conference June 1-3

May 25, 2021

Source: Southern University Ag Center Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Ag Center’s Cooperative Extension Program will host its inaugural and interactive, Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Virtual Conference, June 1-3, 2021. Each day of the conference is designed to strengthen and build sustainable and resilient communities. The conference dates and targeted audiences are:…

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SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Sessions Available in March

February 26, 2021

Source: National Weather Service Indianapolis In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths and billions in property and crop damages.  To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help…

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Talking to Farmers About Their Pain

February 22, 2021

Free webinar presented by the AgriSafe Network Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:00 – 2:00 EST CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Summary: The occupational hazards that farmers face put them at greater risk for acute and chronic pain as a result of ergonomic repetition, accident, or surgical procedure. Addressing specific occupational sources of pain and what activities the…

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