EDEN-1890 Workshop

Extension Disaster Education Network – 1890 Delegates Workshop

Hosted by: Delaware State University

December 15 – 16, 2009

Little Rock, Arkansas



The overall goal of the workshop is to fully engage the 1890 community into Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) and its resources.


 L. Washington Lyons, Executive Administrator, Association of Extension Administrators (AEA)



Tuesday, December 15, 2009



 1:15 p.m. 

 Opening Session

James Garner, Interim Dean, School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Albert Essel, Associate Dean
Delaware State University
Chair, AEA


Dave Filson, 
Pennsylvania State University
Chair, EDEN


 1:45 p.m.  

EDEN 101

Steve Cain
EDEN Homeland Security Project Director
Purdue University

2:30 p.m.   

What does it means to be an EDEN Delegate?

Finis Stribling, III, Farm Management Specialist
Tennessee State University

3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m.  

Panel Presentations - 1890 Universities Disaster Preparation and Response

Keith Baldwin, Program Leader, North Carolina A & T State University
Nelson Daniels, Associate Administrator, Prairie View A & M University         
Kasundra Cyrus, Family and Human Development Specialist,
 Southern University Ag Center

4:30 p.m. 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture Perspective on EDEN and 1890    Universities Engagement

William Hoffman 
National Program Leader, Ag Homeland Security


 5:00 p.m.   Adjourn - Dinner on your own


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

7:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.  

Strategies to be involved in EDEN

Moderator:  Dawn Mellion-Patin, Extension Specialist,                                      Southern University Ag Center

Panelist: Dave Filson, EDEN Chair, Pennsylvania State University
Steven Cain, EDEN Homeland Security Project Director Purdue University
Deborah Tootle, Associate Professor, Community and Economic          Development, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, North Carolina A&T State University 

9:00 a.m.

Break-out Session I 

What are you currently doing relative to:

Emergency Preparedness
Mitigation / Prevention
Disaster Education

Report from Break-out Session I


10:00 a.m.  Break
10:30 a.m. 

Break-out Session II

What would you like to do relative to:

Emergency Preparedness
Mitigation / Prevention
Disaster Education

  Report from Break-out Session II

12:00 noon Lunch
1:15 pm  

Exploring Funding Opportunities and Partnerships

Steve Cain, EDEN Homeland Security Project Director
Purdue University

1:30 pm

Next Steps and Closing

Albert Essel, Chair, AEA
Delaware State University

Dave Filson, Chair, EDEN 
Penn State University

2:00 pm  Adjourn





Planning Committee


Albert Essel, Delaware State University  

 Dave Filson, Penn State University

Steve Cain, Purdue University                                

Dawn Mellion-Patin, Southern University Ag Center

William Hoffman, NIFA, USDA  

L. Washington Lyons, AEA 




A special thanks to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, for their support of this workshop.