Raising Awareness of Farm Stress

August 7, 2019
This year has been fraught with challenges for farmers and agribusiness throughout the state, leading to increased stress. This article lists a number of tools and free resources available across the state to help individuals cope with stress.

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Table of Heat Index Levels

Beat the Heat, Prevent Exhaustion and Stroke

June 12, 2019
Knowing the signs of heat-related illness can be a lifesaver for those who work long hours outdoors. Learn to recognize the symptoms of heat stress and heat stroke and how to respond. Apps for your phone and computer can help identify the local heat index.

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What Can be Salvaged from Flood-Damaged Gardens?

May 31, 2019
If your gardens were affected by recent flooding, can you use the fruits (and vegetables) of your labors or are they contaminated? Extension Educator John Porter addresses this issue in a recent article in GRO Big Red: Food Safety in Flooded Vegetable Gardens.

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Midwest Rural Ag Safety and Health Conference Nov. 27-29

November 1, 2018
"Stressing Resilience" will be the focus when farm safety advocates gather for the Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference Nov. 27-29 in Council Bluffs.

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Anhydrous Safety Training geared to farmers, elevator and co-op staff, and the public will be held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs Thursday Nov. 29 from 1-2:30 p.m.
Anhydrous Safety Training geared to farmers, elevator and co-op staff, and the public will be held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs Thursday Nov. 29.

Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training in Council Bluffs

November 1, 2018
The Central States Center for Ag Safety and Health is offering hands-on safety training with an anhydrous tank simulator this month. The training is targeted to farmers, elevator and co-op staff, and the public.

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farmer in a field
Concerns about finances may be contributing to significant stress for farmers and their families this spring. Consider these ideas and resources for managing.

When Stressful Times Strain You and Your Family

March 16, 2017

Commodity prices have you down? Trying to cut costs without cutting profitability? Putting in long days and late nights? If this describes your situation, you are not alone.

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Photo of gloved pesticide applicator
Figure 1. Personal protective equipment should always include gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, shoes, and socks. Some situations also call for protective eyeware and coveralls. (Photos by UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program)

Chemical-Resistant Gloves May Help Prevent Parkinson's

March 14, 2017

One key to pesticide safety is literally in the palm of your hand: wearing proper gloves.

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Engorged American dog tick
Engorged American dog tick

Tick Prevention Worth the Effort

August 2, 2016
It's tick season in Nebraska and time to create a barrier between you and these disease-transmitting pests. See tips for avoiding their bite and what to do if you find one on your body. Also see photos to aid in identification.

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