Agricultural communities are at risk for a number of hazardous or emergency situations - natural disasters, biological disease emergencies and man-made or technological hazards (e.g., agrochemical spills, bioterrorism).

Any of these can greatly impact individuals, farms, animals and businesses in the affected areas. Taking steps to prepare for these events before they occur can prevent or minimize the impact on human and animal health or property damage.

This website houses a database of resources and factsheets to help citizens of rural agricultural communities prepare for and recover from a number of natural, biological and man-made threats.

Select one of the colored tabs above to learn
how to prepare yourself, your family, your animals and your farm for a variety of hazardous situations.

An All Hazard Preparedness booklet outlining preparedness and recovery tips is available for download.

Photo source: Lance Cheung/ U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Rain and
snow melt
is causing flooding in many areas. Learn how to prepare and recover.

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From seasonal flu to pandemic flu, know how to protect yourself and your family.

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These products are hazardous if incorrectly used.Learn safe and secure handling steps.

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Make a Kit

Prepare for all types of hazards by preparing an emergency supply kit.

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