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EDEN Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Planning
(S-CAP) Workshop

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Local Elected Officials, CEU's: 13.75 hours

The workshop will be conducted at the following location and times:

Lake Barkley State Resort Park
June 1 (9am – 5pm) – June 2 (8am – 4pm) local time

Building upon the knowledge and skills gained through seminar participation, we will then present the EDEN Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Planning (S-CAP) Workshop. This workshop will enable community partners to:

  • Build capacity to handle agricultural issues during an emergency or disaster
  • Improve networking among stakeholders who can plan for and respond to emergencies
  • Establish or enhance agrosecurity component within existing local emergency operations plans


This two-day workshop will be held at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on June 1 (9am – 5pm) – June 2 (8am – 4pm) local time. These hours were designed to make travel to and from the workshop easier. 

To view a brief video that covers the first pilot presentation of this workshop that was conducted in Las Cruces, NM, visit the EDEN website at:  A link to the video is included on this webpage.

This workshop will provide training on development of an agricultural county emergency operations plan using capability-based planning in the emergency support function (ESF) format. Transitioning from the annex format to the ESF format is state-mandated for local emergency management. See this link for more details:  

Participants will leave the workshop with a substantial start on ESF #11 (Agriculture and Natural Resources, which includes animal and plant disease and pest response, food safety and security, safety and well-being of household pets, and other issues), standard operating guidelines, and an emergency resource list for their county emergency operations plan. The method for developing ESF #11 that is taught during the workshop can be adapted for other components of the local emergency operations plan as well.

Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KyEM) is seeking use of Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) funds to pay for emergency managers in the 24-county earthquake-prone region of western Kentucky to participate in this workshop. In addition, KyEM is paying for the meeting space, lunch, and refreshments, so there will be no fee to attend this training.

Additionally, Dr. Jimmy Henning has offered to pay for two Extension Agents from each Extension District to attend this workshop with a county team. District Directors have already identified the following individuals to attend (District 1 – Lyndall Harned, Gary Hamilton; District 2 - ?; District 3 – Steve Moore, Chris Ammerman; District 4 - Mike Reed; District 5 - Greg Tompkins, Carol Hinton; District 6 - Gary Tilghman, Mike Smith; District 7 – Doug Wilson, Landon Flexter). If we do not have any individuals listed for your District, we encourage you to talk to your District Director to get officially named as the representatives from your District to get the travel stipends. If you are from a District where Agents have already been identified, you are also welcome to attend, but no additional travel funds are available. Dr. Gary Palmer strongly encourages Extension representation from each District at this workshop.

Counties will get the most benefit if a representative sample of a “county team” attends the workshop. The county team will work on development/enhancement of the agricultural component of the local emergency operations plan. The team can include representatives from: emergency management (strongly recommended), Extension, county officials (fiscal court, clerk, sheriff, jailer, attorney, etc.), veterinarians, public health officials, first responders (animal control, law enforcement, fire, EMS, etc.), volunteer organizations (Red Cross, Humane Society, etc.), agricultural producers and businesses, etc. County teams should not exceed eight people for maximum effectiveness.

All participants will receive a certificate of achievement. CEU’s have been approved {13.75 hours} for elected officials (hours accrued go towards pay incentives – great recruiting tool for you to use) and the trainings are also listed in the in-service catalog for Extension Agents (16 hours of credit).

Please sign-up in the Extension in-service catalog no later than May 15 for the workshop. 

If you invite stakeholders to attend, please have them register with Kevin Horn by May 15 at (859) 257-1846 or  There is no fee to attend this workshop.



If you have any questions, please contact Ricky Yeargan (859) 323-9277 or or
Andrea Husband (859) 257-7868 or

We appreciate your support of our agrosecurity trainings and we look forward to working with you to get Kentucky’s counties better prepared.


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