Source Newsroom: University of Kentucky
Newswise — LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 13, 2013) ― The arrival of spring means flowers, warmer weather and sunshine, but it can also mean an increased threat of severe weather hitting many parts of the country.
Roberta Dwyer, a professor at the Gluck Equine Research Center in the UK College of Agriculture, says the threat for farmers is especially significant because of the rural areas in which they live and work.
When tornadoes hit parts of Kentucky last March, Dwyer quickly realized there was no comprehensive set of instructions for farmers dealing with destruction. So she and her Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service colleagues worked to create a document to help farmers clean up their pastures and protect their animals in the days after the disaster.
In the first video, Dwyer offers advice on how farmers can start preparing for severe weather and why it's important for all Kentuckians to be on guard every season of the year.
The second videos tells how Dwyer and colleagues helped to inform farmers about the best ways to clean up in the aftermath of the tornadoes that hit rural Kentucky in March of 2012.