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Accident Extrication Procedures for Farm Families and Employees
This publication is designed to help people with average first-aid knowledge improve their ability to make decisions when they are the first person at the scene of a farm accident.
COVID-19 and Student Loans
Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, federal student loan payments are suspended through September 30, 2020. Payments will not be due and interest will not accrue during this time. You do not need to do anything to receive this suspension of payments. Your loan servicer will communicate with you when payments are ceasing and when they will resume.
Scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to lure consumers into fraudulent transactions. The U.S. Department of Justice recommends that Americans take the precautionary measures included in this publication to protect themselves from known and emerging scams related to COVID-19.
Dealing with Pasture, Hay, Feed, and Livestock Losses After Significant Weather Events
As a result of significant weather events, many producers in Georgia may experience losses of pasture growth, hay stocks, feed supplies, and livestock. After such events occur, farmers will be assessing damage to fields, stock, and property for many days, weeks, months. This publication is intended to provide recommendations to farmers that have experienced adverse affects due to significant weath…
Developing a Storm Preparedness and Response Plan for Dairies
The Southeast U.S. is susceptible to hurricanes and tropical storms every year. Hurricane season occurs from June 1 through November 30, and these storms are normally forecast several days in advance. Tornadoes, ice storms, thunderstorms, or straight-line winds—potentially damaging winds produced by thunderstorms—are rarely forecast with enough notice to prepare other than to hopefully warn employ…
Ensuring Safe Private Well Water for Household Use After a Flood
The quality of drinking water from wells may be compromised during a flood. Flooding around the well increases the risk of drinking water becoming contaminated with bacteria or any other contaminants, rendering it unsafe to drink and for washing food items. This publication describes the steps to take when you suspect that your well has been affected by flooding. Steps include well inspection, cal…
Home Emergency Preparedness Checklist
A two-page checklist of the basic list of supplies you should have ready for emergencies. Keep the items you will most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to-carry, waterproof container. Be mindful that this is a basic list of supplies. A more comprehensive list can be found in the Home Emergency Management Guide.
Home Emergency Preparedness Handbook
Communities across Georgia are subject to a number of potential disasters such as fires, flooding, severe storms, earthquakes, dam failures, tornados and hurricanes. While we all hope that such occurrences never happen, it has been shown time and again that being prepared for disasters is prudent.This handbook contains a step-by-step guide to disaster planning along with other essential informatio…
Mold, the Uninvited Guest Series: Removing Mold in Your Home
Mold grows from spores, which are found naturally in the air and cannot be seen by the naked eye. Mold spores act like seeds, causing mold to grow under the right conditions. Mold itself is usually easy to detect. While testing is sometimes used to determine the presence of mold, it is generally not necessary or recommended. Usually a quick investigation with your eyes and nose can tell you if mol…
Standby Electric Power Systems for Agriculture
In agriculture, electricity is utilized to control the environment and maintain the life of livestock, poultry and plants, and to prevent food spoilage, avoid financial loss due to failures in harvesting and sorting, and as security of the farm capital investments. A standby power system should be considered as a form of insurance, with the cost of installation and maintenance compared with the po…
Using Non-Perishable Items to Build a Healthy Plate
In the current COVID-19 crisis, we find ourselves wondering how to eat healthy while staying at home. Making fewer trips to the grocery store means that our food needs to last us longer. Some are at a loss for what items they should stock up on. Using MyPlate as a guide, you can make nutritious choices by adding some of these non-perishable (unrefrigerated) food items to your diet.