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Animal Agrosecurity and Emergency Management

Threats to livestock production include natural disasters, disease outbreaks, agroterrorism, and other emergencies. Proper animal agrosecurity and emergency management reduces the effects of these incidents.

The EDEN Animal Agrosecurity and Emergency Management Course is a vital educational resource to help all people involved protect animals and ensure a safe food and fiber supply. Available online, the course is designed for Extension professionals, emergency managers, health officials, and others who recognize the need for improved animal agrosecurity and emergency management education in their communities.

The EDEN Animal Agrosecurity and Emergency Management course will prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach others in your community how to:

  • apply emergency management principles to animal emergencies
  • recognize threats, identify vulnerabilities, and establish an action plan for animal disasters
  • partner with interagency representatives in an interdisciplinary effort to address animal emergency issues

Materials provided with this EDEN course are available for use at workshops and/or community awareness presentations. They include:

  • ready-to-use presentations
  • applied activity guidelines including scenario-based exercises
  • printable documents suitable for handouts

Course Basics


Target Audience:

Extension personnel, animal industry stakeholders, emergency responders
Delivery Method: Interactive online or classroom delivery
Cost: EDEN does not charge for use of these materials. Cost will depend on the local cost of meeting space (if offered in a classroom setting) and printing handouts.
Course Length:

Online Course: Self-paced; approximately 8 contact hours.

Classroom Delivery: Approximately 8 hours total (this may vary depending upon the amount of optional supplemental material, videos, activities, etc. incorporated into each lesson presentation).
University Credit: No
Other Credit: Certificate of Completion

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An interdisciplinary team of specialists from the University of Kentucky developed the EDEN Animal Agrosecurity and Emergency Management Course.

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Developed for EDEN by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, with support from USDA.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)


USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Additional funding provided by the Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program (BTCDP) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), grant #5 T01HP001397-05-00.

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