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Emergency Preparedness for Rural Families

Extension to host multistate emergency preparedness workshop for rural families An upcoming four-part extension workshop for women in agriculture will focus on emergency preparedness for rural families. The program will be a 4-part series, held at numerous locations across Nebraska and Indiana. The series will focus on farm and ranch emergency management, first aid, fire…

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Preparing for Floods and Flash Floods

Some simple advance preparation will help you be ready for possible floods in your area. Fire hazards During a flood, fire danger is increased. In addition. fire departments may be unable to get to fires through high water. Watch for these fire hazards on your property: Before floodwaters crest, turn off the main power switch…

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Tractors require extra caution in winter

SOURCE: This article was written by Angie Johnson, farm and ranch safety coordinator for North Dakota State University Extension. In addition to her Extension duties, Angie is a cattle and sheep farmer who fully understands the challenges of agricultural work in cold conditions. We thank Angie and NDSU for allowing us to share this great…

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Winter Heating Season is Here, But It’s Not Too Late to Prepare

Source: Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor High energy prices and resulting heating bills will challenge many Indiana families this winter. With bitterly cold temperatures in the forecast for the holiday season, check out these tips to assist with high heating bills provided by the Indiana Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor. If you, a…

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Reducing Heat Loss in Your Home

Heating is one of the biggest utility expenses faced by homeowners (or renters).  Fortunately, there are many steps that can help to reduce heating costs, and make your home more comfortable during the cold months of the year.  While a few of these recommndations are expensive and perhaps not feasible in some cases, many are…

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Emergency Preparedness for Rural Families

January 2, 2024

Extension to host multistate emergency preparedness workshop for rural families An upcoming four-part extension workshop for women in agriculture will focus on emergency preparedness for rural families. The program will be a 4-part series, held at numerous locations across Nebraska and Indiana. The series will focus on farm and ranch emergency management, first aid, fire…

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Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

October 1, 2023

Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest. As harvest continues, be proactive and prevent or reduce the chance of combine fires before they happen!! Farmers should regularly inspect their combines’ machinery, fuel lines and electrical systems during harvest season to prevent fires, a Purdue Extension safety specialist says. Harvest season brings a unique…

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Be Aware of Indiana Fireworks Laws this July 4th

June 28, 2023

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security Respect Others and the Law Although many Hoosiers find fireworks entertaining, they can be overwhelming for many people, pets and wild animals. Remember to be considerate of individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other types of medical conditions. The loud, unexpected sounds caused by fireworks may trigger their symptoms. Late-night…

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