An interactive, Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Virtual Conference, will be hosted by the Southern University Ag Center’s Cooperative Extension Program, June 1-3, 2021. Each day of the conference is designed to strengthen and build sustainable and resilient communities. Conference sessions will cover topics for businesses and resources for farmers. There will also be an interactive activity on emergency evacuation.
The conference dates and targeted audiences are:
· June 1- (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) covers emergency preparedness for communities, entrepreneurs, and Extension professionals
· June 2 – (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) covers emergency response for community responders and Extension professionals
· June 3– (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) covers emergency recovery for farmers (rural, urban, low-resource, and peri-urban) and Extension professionals
“We are so excited to establish the inaugural conference at the SU Ag Center; each day is designed to be most beneficial to different segments of the population,” said Krystle J. Allen, extension associate and conference organizer. “I am sure you will learn valuable information on preparedness whether you join us for one day or all three. Evacuation is a luxury, and being prepared can be the difference between life and death,” said Allen.