Emergency Preparedness For Rural Families Multi-State Workshop
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

ANGOLA - A multi-state four-part workshop on emergency preparedness for rural families is taking place in early March.

The Emergency Preparedness for Rural Families program will be a four-part series, held at numerous locations across Nebraska and Indiana.

The series will focus on farm emergency management, first aid, fire protection, and hazardous materials.

Workshops will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 5, 7, 12 and 14.

The program is a collaboration between extension women in Agriculture programs at Purdue University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

In Steuben County, the program will be held at the County Community Center.'

Steuben County Emergency Management Director Lee Greenamyer will speak alongside other local guest speakers which will also include hands-on activities.

Dinner will be served at the beginning of the workshops.

The workshops seek to help participants initiate preventative practices, set up a plan to deal with emergencies before they occur and be more comfortable reacting to emergency situations.

There is a registration fee of $50 per person before Feb. 20.

The fee increases to $60 per person after Feb. 20.

Participants should plan to attend each session.

A virtual option is available for those unable to attend a workshop site, although in-person attendance is highly encouraged to better network with other attendees and interact with speakers.

The virtual registration fee is $75 before Feb. 20 and $80 after Feb. 20. Registration may be completed on the Nebraska Women in Agriculture website, LINKA.

Those with questions or concerns can contact Reba Wicker at rwicker@purdue.edu or 260-668-1000 Ext 1400.

This project was supported by a grant from NCRCRD through funding from USDA NIFA Award #2022-51150-38141