Farm Safety
Farm scene
A team of Purdue University faculty, staff and Extension educators will lead a U.S. Department of Agriculture effort in Indiana aimed at supporting new and beginning farmers and ranchers.
George C. Jones (right) of the Indiana State Department of Health turned to Purdue Extension to rece
The Food Protection Program of the Indiana State Department of Health is all about helping produce growers and packers keep food safe for consumers. Purdue Extension expertise has played a large role in the program.
Grain elevators
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A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University agricultural educators say.
Unusual pets, prairie dog and badger.
Wild animals that seem to have no fear of humans, or are seen during the day (i.e. opossums, raccoons), are more likely to be infected and should be avoided and reported to Animal Control. With awareness and reporting sick animals, we will continue to keep the rabies virus low in the state of Indiana.