Agriculture Security Resources

The following is a list of resources available on various websites:

United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (USDA APHIS) is responsible for the protection of plants and animals in the US. To find information regarding APHIS Veterinary Services emergency planning, click HERE. The Plant Protection and Quarantine division also has emergency and disease information HERE.

The Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State has an impressive collection of presentations, fact sheets, and informational material on food safety and animal health issues. The main page for the Center is is a site developed by the MultiState Partnership for Agriculture Security to share preparedness information for rural families and businesses. The All-Hazards Preparedness for Rural Communities Guide is an excellent document that families and businesses can use to develop their personalized preparedness plan for their homes, farms, animals, and businesses. You can print this guide from this site or order one from KDA by contacting Sandy Johnson.