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.
In a continuous effort to prepare Kansas' response to a food, animal or plant emergency, Kansas has developed a partnership with Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri to develop traffic control points. The below video outlines this partnership and Kansas' emergency response plans.