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.

Livestock Emergency Management Workshops

KDA's Division of Animal Health and the emergency management team will host eight Livestock Emergency Management Workshops this spring. Topics that will be covered include: biosecurity, disease awareness, livestock mortality management, and lessons learned from other incidents. The workshops are free to attend, but please register as lunch will be provided and space is limited to the first 50 people For more information, contact Kelly Oliver at 785-564-6608 or Kelly.Oliver@ks.gov.       


Dates and Locations:

April 30: Great Bend
Great Bend Convention Center
3111 10th Street, Great Bend

May 1: Montezuma
Hy-Plains Feedyard
7505 US-56, Montezuma

May 6: Olathe
Johnson County Research and Extension
11811 S. Sunset Dr. #1500, Olathe

May 7: Mankato
Mankato Livestock Inc.
810 N. Commercial St., Mankato

May 8: Goodland
Sherman County 4-H Building
417 Main Street, Goodland

May 13: El Dorado
Butler County 4-H Building
206 N. Griffith, El Dorado

May 16: Iola
Allen County Courthouse
1 N. Washington Ave., Iola

May 20: Manhattan
Kansas Department of Agriculture
1320 Research Park Dr., Manhattan

Each workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Livestock Mortality Workshop

KDA hosted a Livestock Mortality Workshop on March 20, 2019, at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The event featured a keynote presentation by Gary Flory of G.A. Flory Consulting. Attendees also discussed issues including: 

  • 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
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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