Making a Connection Between Agricultural Issues and All-Hazards Planning

The first webinar in the Community Emergency Preparedness series, “Making a connection between agricultural issues and all-hazards planning”, raises awareness of specific hazards and concerns that may arise when dealing with emergencies or disasters affecting agriculture and food facilities and increases understanding of the value of agriculture and food sector activities to local communities. To view a recording of the June 4, 2013 webinar, click the following link: webinar060413

The series began June 4 with an introduction to agricultural issues of relevance for all hazards planning in Vermont. This will be followed June 11 with a closer look at agricultural farms and facilities in the community through a process called “asset scoring”. Participants in the June 18 and 25 sessions will walk through the process of identifying capabilities and resources necessary to address potential consequences of agricultural emergencies in the community.

Partial funding for this program was provided by University of Vermont Extension and by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2010-85122-20613 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.

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