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Superstorm Sandy Animal and Agriculture Response:
Lessons Learned for Improved Planning Webinar Outcomes Report:
Click here to access the report of outcomes.

A one-hour webinar was conducted on April 30, 2013,  to hear experiences from those involved in animal and agriculture response during Superstorm Sandy, which rocked the east coast in October 2012. Dialogue addressed how lessons learned from response efforts can be applied to preparedness activities to mitigate impacts of future disasters. Because time was limited for these important topics we may conduct additional future webinars addressing agrosecurity preparedness issues.

Webinar Title:  Superstorm Sandy Animal and Agriculture Response:  Lessons Learned for Improved Planning Webinar 

Duration:  60 minutes

Who:  Targeted stakeholders included: federal, state, tribal, and local stakeholders and agencies; Cooperative Extension System personnel; non-governmental organizations; agricultural and food commodity/industry stakeholders and organizations; etc.

Why:  To provide an environment for local, state, tribal, and federal agricultural emergency planning and exercise stakeholders to exchange ideas across disciplinary and jurisdictional lines, understand lessons learned, and identify best practices to implement in future emergencies.

Informational Flyer:  (Click here for a link to a printable flyer.)

Topics/Presenters: (click on the presentation name for the link to the presentation) 

The webinar was hosted by the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Preparedness (S-CAP) Program. This project is supported by the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative (FADI).

For further questions or comments, please contact:
Andrea Higdon, Emergency Management System Director, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Kentucky,

Last Updated:9/28/2015 2:01 PM

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