There were 44 confirmed farm-related fatalities in 2016, the third highest over the past 47 years of record keeping. This data was reported in the 2016 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, by Purdue University's Agricultural Safety and Health Program in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department. The program has been monitoring farm-related fatalities in Indiana for over 55 years.
"I just saw a woolly worm, and it had a lot of black on it. Must be a harsh winter ahead!" Should it be marked up as folly, or should we be bracing ourselves for a rough winter?
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The Extension office has numerous calls about bees or wasps inside building structures lately. Normally, it's an attic, a wall, a crawl space or possibly an accessory structure, and the call goes something like, "I've been killing a bunch of bees every day, and they're still there." The question that follows is what should be done.
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Save the date for the 2018 Indiana Small Farm Conference!
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Fall harvest is just around the corner, and it's important to remain patient on roads during harvest season. Safety for everyone will be enhanced if motor vehicle operators stay alert and slow down, and farmers operating the equipment buckle up and make sure all safety equipment is properly displayed. Local drivers should use caution and slow down when they first see a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem, the classic orange and red triangle on farm equipment.
Curb your Urge to Splurge
Is it possible to stick to a holiday spending plan? Our featured guest, Irma, will offer holiday saving tips starting October 1 as she Curbs her Urge to Splurge. Her tips will be posted for the next 12 weeks.
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Whitley County 4-H Program! Click here to see general information about the Whitley County 4-H Program, forms and the 4-H Rules Book.

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