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Post-Conference Workshops

Optional POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS       -       Friday October 11

Workshops run concurrently

     8:00 – 12:00   Drought Workshop

     8:00 –   2:00   S-CAP Workshop

Registration fee for either workshop is $20  - Includes breakfast and boxed lunch


Drought Forum: Can EDEN Help Break the Hydro-Illogical Cycle?

Droughts caused three of the five most expensive natural disasters in recent history. The drought of 1980, 1988 and 2012-13 have cost the U.S. economy and estimated $211 billion. Drought may fade away, but you can bet it will return. The geographical and social impacts of a drought go beyond the economic impact, often changing the way people live forever. And yet, most efforts on drought focus on the drought itself. But not in EDEN. Join EDEN leaders and others in a forum on how your disaster program can benefit in all phases of drought.

8:00 to 8:20     Drought Update from National Drought Mitigation Center

8:20 to 9:00     Drought NEIL Updates

The National EDEN Issues Leadership (NEIL) Drought Team has members from 14 states that have contributed significant cross-disciplinary information for your use before, during, and after drought.  Kim Cassel, South Dakota State, chairs this team. She will lead a discussion about EDEN resources, including webinars; NDRF and EDEN's role; our involvement in the National VOAD Drought Task force; National HHS Behavioral Drought Task force.

9:00 to 9:20     Break

9:20 to 10:40   Community Capacity-Building for Drought Response

This session will be an interactive, mini-versions of this new program developed to help communities understand how they can work as a community to combat the effects of drought. Steve Cain, Purdue Extension, and chair of the National VOAD Drought Task Force will lead.

10:40 to 11:45 Success Stories

This session will have people who have successful, drought education and/or programs in their states.


EDEN Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Preparedness (S-CAP)
Program Update

Participants: Certified S-CAP Trainers and anyone interested in the S-CAP Program

The EDEN S-CAP Program includes a two-day workshop that engages teams of local emergency planning stakeholders to examine and/or develop the agricultural portion of their local emergency operations plan.  Over the last year, the workshop content has been updated and expanded to include a tabletop exercise. 

This session will outline the new components to the program, provide important information and tools to certified trainers on how to use the updated program, and discuss where the S-CAP program is headed in the future.  Session participants will engage in team activities to enhance their teaching skills with the new content, share training experiences, and network with other states conducting the S-CAP program.

Last Updated:9/6/2013 10:16 AM

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