Welcome to the ACRE

The Agronomy Center for Research and Education, ACRE, is an outdoor laboratory for Purdue Agriculture. Used for field research and hands-on teaching, the 1,135 acre farm is a busy place with faculty, staff, student, and visitor activity. I am Jim Beaty. I have been Superintendent of the ACRE since 1986. With my four full time staff members, part time help, and student employees we are responsible for operating the research farm. About 53 university researchers conduct projects here at the ACRE. I plan to write about our research, visitors, and farm safety thoughts.

Monday, May 2, 2011

ACRE Safety Thought # 70

Remember that lightening can strike several miles ahead of or behind the actual rain. If you see lightening or hear thunder you should begin to exercise caution and initiate your safety plan for that situation. Think about it; even the soccer people suspend action for lightening in Indiana. Think, plan, and work safely at ACRE. Jim

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