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EDEN 2008 Annual Meeting

Burlington, Vermont

November 4 - November 7, 2008

Optional Pre-Meeting Training

Tuesday, November 4

PRE-MEETING TRAINING (Optional) registration required

8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Optional in-depth training -
Professional Development
This half-day session will focus on what you can do to contribute to the EDEN-sponsored eXtension Disaster Issues Community. The community officially launched in February 2008. Now it is time to expand content and membership. You may have heard that it takes a lot of time, but you don't have to sign your life away to make a contribution to the community and to eXtension. Join us Tuesday morning to discover the possibilities!

Session facilitator: Virginia Morgan

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.



1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Optional in-depth training
The EDEN Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Planning (SCAP) project is developing 3-day workshops to enable local Extension personnel and other community partners to: build capacity to handle agriculture issues during an emergency or disaster, improve networking among stakeholders who can plan for and respond to emergencies, and establish or enhance agrosecurity components within existing local emergency operations plans. These pilot workshops begin in January and the project should be complete by late spring of 2009. This presentation will present an overview of the topics that will be covered in the SCAP pilot workshops, including a community vulnerability assessment; identification of capabilities, tasks, and resources; sustainability issues; and models for development of local standard operating procedures and emergency support functions for agricultural disasters at the local level.

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