USDA Agencies with essential functions that must have a continuous emergency operational capability during national security emergencies constitute the USDA Emergency Board. Those agencies are: Agricultural Marketing Service; Agricultural Research Service; Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; National Institute of Food and Agriculture (formerly Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; Farm Service Agency; Food and Nutrition Service; Food Safety and Inspection Service; Foreign Agricultural Service; Forest Service; National Agricultural Statistics Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service).
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is the federal partner for EDEN and also appoints liaison(s) to EDEN.
EDEN enjoys participation of representatives of several programs within NIFA and one other USDA agency, the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
USDA Agency Representatives
NIFA: Current EDEN Liaison: Beverly Samuel
The EDEN Liaison is the primary point of contact (POC) between EDEN and the agency.
Additional NIFA representatives
EDEN works with The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in the areas of training, education and communication to reduce the impact of agricultural disasters.