Farm Emergency Preparedness Plan

Farm Emergency Preparedness Planning

Protecting your farm involves a number of considerations – family members, co-workers or employees, buildings, equipment, livestock, and crops. Planning ahead for all-hazard situations can help to minimize the impact and speed the recovery process for you and your farm.

Farm Emergency Preparedness Factsheets

Related Websites

Farm

Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit
Website with information and links for making a disaster supply kit, including, basic disaster supplies, where to keep them and how to keep them maintained.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Disaster Information Resources Series
Website with numerous factsheets on topics for recovering from various all-hazard situations.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Ready America
Website of information and resources to help you and your family get prepared for disaster situations.
Federal Emergency Management Agency and Citizens Corps

Livestock

Animals in Disasters, Module A: Awareness and Preparedness (IS-10)
An independent study course to increase awareness and preparedness of animal owners to reduce the impact of disasters on animals. (185 pgs)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Animals in Disasters, Module B: Community Planning (IS-11)
An interactive web-based course to guide emergency management officials and animal owners, care providers and industries in preparing community disaster plans.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Disaster Information Resources Series
Website with numerous factsheets on topics for recovering from various all-hazard situations.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Planning: Farm Animals
Website with numerous for preparing your livestock for disaster and emergency situations.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Disaster Preparedness
AVMA website with resources for making disaster preparedness plans for pets and livestock.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

Additional Web Resources

Farm

Preparing the Farm and Farm Animals for Disasters
Information on preparing your farm and animals before a disaster.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
The Disaster Handbook
Handbook (166 pages) with numerous factsheets for families, farms, and businesses on preparing and recovering from disaster sitautions.
University of Wisconsin Extension

Livestock

Animal Disposal Following an Emergency
Factsheet discussing how to dispose of animal carcasses after a disaster situations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Caring for Livestock Before Disaster
Factsheet on measures to take to prepare your animals before disaster situations.
Colorado State University Extension
Caring for Livestock During Disaster
Factsheet on measures to take to protect your animals during a disaster situation.
Colorado State University Extension
Disaster Planning for Animal Facilities
Guidelines to help animal facilities (shelters, kennels, veterinary clinicsl, stables, etc.) determine what plans they can make to mitigate damage from disaster sitautions.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Disaster Preparedness for Goat and Sheep Producers
Factsheet with information to help small ruminant owners prepare for all types of disasters.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Preparedness for Horse Producers
Factsheet (2 pages) to help horse producers prepared for all types of disasters.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Readiness for Beef Producers
Factsheet (2 pages) to help beef producers prepared for disasters of all types.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Disaster Readiness for Dairy Producers
Factsheet (2 page) to help dairy producers prepare their farm and herd for disaster situations.
Louisiana State University Ag Center
Emergency Loan Program
Details and eligibility requirements pertaining to the USDA FSA Emergency Loan Program.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA)
FDA 101: Animal Feed
A summary of the FDA's role in protecting animal feed safety.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Preparing the Farm and Farm Animals for Disasters
Information on preparing your farm and animals before a disaster.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
Saving the Whole Family
Booklet (16 pages) containing detailed disaster planning information for small and large animals.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
The Disaster Handbook
Handbook (166 pages) with numerous factsheets for families, farms, and businesses on preparing and recovering from disaster sitautions.
University of Wisconsin Extension