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Background

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EDEN formed its Agrosecurity Program Area Work Group (PAWG) to address challenges concerning the security of production agriculture and the food supply.  One of the Agrosecurity PAWG's first tasks was to create the EDEN Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Preparedness (S-CAP) pilot workshops.  The workshops empower local Extension personnel and other community partners to:   

  • Build capacity to handle agricultural issues during an emergency or disaster.  
  • Improve networking among stakeholders who can plan for and respond to emergencies.
  • Develop Community Agrosecurity Planning (CAP) teams to establish or enhance agrosecurity components within existing local EOPs.

Participants that attend the EDEN S-CAP pilot workshops interact through team building activities that begin development of the agricultural component of their local agricultural emergency operations plan (i.e. Emergency Support Function #11 Agriculture and Natural Resources), standard operating guidelines, and an emergency resource list.  These tools help communities improve disaster preparation, prevention, mitigation, response and recovery efforts.  Instructors use guidance provided by the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to facilitate these efforts.    

Several jurisdictions have participated in the Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Preparedness (S-CAP) workshops since its inception:

  • Las Cruces, New Mexico (January 13 - 15, 2009)
  • Kalamazoo, Michigan (February 24 - 25, 2009)
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee (March 3 - 4, 2009)
  • Logan, Utah (April 14 - 16, 2009)
  • Alliance, Nebraska (April 28 - 30, 2009)
  • Lake Barkley, Kentucky (June 1 - 2, 2009)
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania (June 23 - 24, 2009)
  • Montgomery, Alabama (November 4 - 5, 2009)
  • Vernal, Utah (January 25 - 26, 2010)*
  • Honolulu, Hawaii (February 22 - 23, 2010)
  • Hilo, Hawaii (February 25 - 26, 2010)
  • West Point, Nebraska (March 9 - 10, 2010)
  • West Lafayette, Indiana (March 16 - 17, 2010)
  • Wichita, Kansas (March 22 - 23, 2010)
  • Liberal, Kansas (March 25 - 26, 2010)
  • Richfield, Utah (April 27 - 28, 2010)*
  • Ellensburg, Washington (May 4 - 5, 2010)
  • Glen Jean, West Virginia (May 25 - 26, 2010)
  • Monticello, Utah (August 24 - 25, 2010)*
  • Lamar, Colorado (November 9 - 10, 2010)
  • Scott City, Kansas (November 18 - 19, 2010)*
  • Price, Utah (December 8 - 9, 2010)*
  • Beulah, North Dakota (January 11 - 13, 2011)
  • Topeka, Kansas (January 19 - 20, 2011)*
  • Coalgate, Oklahoma (January 20 - 21, 2011)
  • Bonner Springs, Kansas (April 4 - 5, 2011)*
  • Billings, Montana (May 5 - 6, 2011)
  • Rutland, Vermont (May 13 - 14, 2011)
  • Benton, Kentucky (July 25 - 26, 2011)
  • Kinston, North Carolina (July 28 - 29, 2011)
  • Herriman, Utah (August 29 - 30, 2011)*
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (October 3 - 4, 2011)*
  • Seymour, Indiana (December 13 - 14, 2011)*
  • Missoula, Montana (March 6 - 7, 2012)*
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma (April 9 - 10, 2012)*
  • Whitehall, Montana (April 25 - 26, 2012)*
  • Lewistown, Montana (May 8 - 9, 2012)*
  • Opelousas, Louisiana (April 25 - 26, 2012)
  • Sidney, Montana (November 7 - 8, 2012)*
  • Gonzales, Louisiana (December 6 - 7, 2012)

Unless otherwise noted, workshops were conducted by the S-CAP National Teaching Team. Workshops designated with an asterisk (*) were conducted by State Trainers certified through the      S-CAP Train-the-Trainer Program.


Last Updated:12/18/2012 3:04 PM
 


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