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This guide is designed to partner with FEMA’s Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) Curriculum and encourages program delivery that matches the 4-H model. With anywhere from 1.5 to 7 hours of instruction, this program can be delivered to individual classrooms or as its own 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) Club.…


Extension professionals understand the uniqueness of their relationships with their clientele. They can use this relationship to help community members deal with the stresses resulting from unexpected events. “Disaster stress” involves all of Extension’s clientele and colleagues. As Extension professionals, preparing ourselves now, and learning the skills to help others…


The climate is changing in the Great Lakes Region (Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments [GLISA], n.d.). The average temperature, the frost-free season, total precipitation, and the number of heavy precipitation events all increased from 1951–2017, according to the most recent data available (Figure 1). Weather and climate have a…


We all know Mother Nature can be intense and devastating. While there may be many reasons to put off hazard preparation, your family and home deserve protection that only you can provide. If you live near the coast, as many people do, you need to be aware of the threat…


A project following Hurricane Irma shows the importance of building short-term partnerships that have lasting impacts. This presentation was originally part of the EDEN’s 2020 Annual Meeting. This virtual session was conducted on September 24 by Libby Carnahan (University of Florida). This session will present a guidance document compiled from…


Develop the resiliency skills needed to work through emotional stress. This presentation was originally part of the EDEN’s 2020 Annual Meeting. This virtual session was conducted on September 24 by Sherry Nelson (University of Missouri Extension), Lynette Black (Oregon State University Extension), Linda Tannehill (University of Alaska Extension), Cathy Pearson…


The purpose of this publication is to help communities and individuals address issues that arise during the disaster cycle. Special emphasis is placed on federal funding opportunities and best practices learned from communities that have navigated the disaster cycle. This publication includes a set of federal funding matrices, data collection…


Registration | Meeting Agenda |Post-Conference Workshop|Promotional Materials Registration VIRTUAL EVENT September 22-25, 2020 and optional Post-Conference Workshop on September 25 Registration Fees: Meeting Registration – 3-day Event – September 22-24, 2020 Full Registration (on and after September 7) – $105.00 Post Conference Workshop – September 25, 2020 Full Registration (on…


The University of Minnesota Extension Livestock Team has released a set of customizable forms that can be used to create an operations contingency plan for their farm. The contingency forms are meant to provide livestock owners a starting point to outline essential livestock care if they and/or their managers become…


Farm biosecurity is the practice of preventing or greatly reducing the introduction of diseases and pests, and is a whole farm approach for assessing, prioritizing and addressing the risks to herd/flock health. The Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture website contains resources, tools, training opportunities and guides with current information for producers…


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