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Educational Programs

This page provides information for all those who wish to gain a better understanding of emergency management, agrosecurity, business preparedness, and other disaster-related topics.

EDEN Learning Opportunities

Plant Biosecurity Management Course, 2006 Edition
Designed for Extension advisors, agents, and specialists who understand the urgency of plant protection and will have the opportunity to teach plant biosecurity management to those involved in the U.S. agricultural sector.

Ready Business Course
Designed for Land Grant University specialists, Cooperative Extension Service educators and/or volunteers located in counties around the United States. This course is intended for people interested in helping small- and medium-sized businesses survive potential disaster.

Pandemic Preparedness Course
Designed for Land Grant University specialists, Cooperative Extension Service educators and/or volunteers located in counties around the United States. This course is intended for people interested in helping small- and medium-sized businesses survive a potential pandemic.

OnGuard: Protecting America's Food System Course
Designed to be taught at the local level by Extension educators and specialists, this course was created for the general public to help them better understand their role in food protection.

USDA's Roles in the National Response Plan Course
Designed for Extension educators, agents, and program leaders to share with other USDA audiences. This course will provide Extension professionals with a better understanding of USDA's roles, and Extension's role, in this plan.

Animal Agrosecurity and Emergency Management
An online course designed to educate Extension personnel, first responders, agribusiness managers, farmers, etc. about animal agrosecurity and emergency management. Supplemental materials enable Extension educators to teach these principles in the field to animal industry stakeholders and emergency responders.


Emergency Management Resources

The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (Word: 41 KB)
This document contains guidelines for Purdue Extension's involvement in a local CEMP.
(Source: Purdue Extension Emergency Management Education Team).

National Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
This program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Citizen Corps
Citizen Corps was created to help all Americans answer questions like, "What can I do?"" and "How can I help?" through public education and outreach, training, and volunteer service.

Indiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (INVOAD)
The purpose of INVOAD is to bring together voluntary organizations active in disaster services to foster more effective response to the people of Indiana in times of disaster.

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
Through its courses and programs, EMI serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training to enhance the capabilities of federal, state, local and tribal government officials, volunteer organizations, and the public and private sectors to minimize the impact of disasters on the American public.

Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security: Division of Training
IDHS provides local training around the state covering various topics, such as emergency management and search and rescue.


Agrosecurity Resources

EDEN Issue Page on Agrosecurity
Since September 11, 2001, U.S. citizens have a better understanding of our vulnerability and the ongoing need to secure key assets and sectors of our economy from intentional attack. One of the sectors ofter overlooked is agriculture. This site discusses how to prepare for such an event and how to preotect your farm.

Rural Security Planning: Protecting Family, Friends and Farm (PDF)
Learn what you should do to protect yourself, your family, and your property. This resource provides information on how to prepare emergency documentation, on possible security threats to your farm, and on how to report security events to authorities.

Purdue Extension Publications

Backgrounder on Agroterrorism (Word: 43 KB)
This document is intended for use by Purdue Extension educators to share with local law enforcement and community leaders. (Source: Purdue Extension)

Biosecurity Outreach Tips for Educators
Offered as the beginning of an on-going discussion for educators considering biosecurity outreach opportunities.

Animal Biosecurity Education Program for Youth
During the provided lessons, youth participants will gain knowledge on what biosecurity is and how diseases are spread and participants will form attitudes and opinions toward the importance of animal biosecurity. (Source: Purdue Extension)


Public Health Resources

Help Yourself to a Healthy Home
A program to help families learn about possible dangers in their homes & ways to reduce their risks.

Mold in the Home Resource Guide
A program that describes appropriate mold clean-up, health risks, and how to control mold in your home.

Help Hoosiers Protect Their Drinking Water
Safe water aspects for the Future focuses on protecting that which Indiana citizens use for drinking. This is a comprehensive website dealing with all aspects of water quality and safety.
(Source: Purdue Extension)

Food Defense and Terrorism
The FDA works with other government agencies and private sector organizations to help reduce the risk of tampering or other malicious, criminal or terrorist actions on the food and cosmetic supply. This site features training resources, upcoming courses, and course registration.