Emergency Management

The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Management Program focuses on preparing the Department and our stakeholders for disasters and emergencies that may affect Kansas.  The Emergency Management Coordinator works with all programs and divisions and a variety of stakeholder organizations to ensure that our employees, supporting organizations and community members have plans in place to respond to and recover from disasters that impact the food and agriculture sector.  Priorities of the Emergency Management Program include: Food and Agriculture Security, Emergency Planning, Training and Exercise activities, Continuity of Operations Planning and protection of Kansas Food and Agriculture Critical Infrastructure.
In a continuous effort to prepare Kansas' response to a food, animal or plant emergency, Kansas has developed a partnership with Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri to develop traffic control points. The below video outlines this partnership and Kansas' emergency response plans.

Emergency Response Workshops

Topics covered at each workshop will include: Kansas' agriculture response model, Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) response, newly launched Kansas Agriculture Response Corps and volunteer integration and FEMA Incident Command System. All workshops will be from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP at least a week in advance. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

For more information and to register, please contact David Hogg, assistant emergency management coordinator, at david.hogg@ks.gov or 785-564-7468.

Don't see a training workshop near you or a date that works for you? Check back soon, as more are being scheduled in other locations. Or send David Hogg an email and let him know you're interested.