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.

Livestock Mortality Workshop

Livestock Mortality Workshop
March 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Grandstand Meeting Room, Finney County Fairgrounds
417 Lake Ave., Garden City, Kansas
No cost to attend. Lunch provided.
Please REGISTER HERE to attend.

Keynote Speaker: Gary Flory, G.A. Flory Consulting
Other topics that will be covered include:

  • Options for managing catastrophic mortality
  • Above-ground burial as an option following a disease outbreak or natural disaster
  • The evolution of composting as a viable disposal option
  • Managing daily mortality during a disease outbreak
  • Kansas disease response planning efforts

Emergency Response Workshops

Topics covered in these workshops have included: Kansas' agriculture response model, Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) response, newly launched Kansas Agriculture Response Corps and volunteer integration and FEMA Incident Command System.

Dates and Locations:

Look for new dates and locations coming in 2019.

Emergency Workshop Graphic
If you are interested in hosting a training workshop or you are simply looking for more information, please contact David Hogg, assistant emergency management coordinator, at david.hogg@ks.gov or 785-564-7468