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 the health of people, pets and livestock and cause property damage on farms.

Learn how to minimize the impact to you, your family, your animals, and your farm/business.

  • This website houses a database of factsheets, checklists, and other resources to help rural communities prepare for and recover from a number of natural, biological and man-made threats.
  • Use the COLORED TABS ABOVE to find resources to help prepare yourself, your family, your animals, your family and your business for a variety of hazardous situations.

Booklet Cover

The All-Hazard Preparedness for Rural Communities booklet outlines preparedness and recovery tips and contains checklists to help you
prepare for a variety of emergency situations.

PDFThe All-Hazard booklet can be downloaded for free
[100 pages, 10 MB]

PDFSpanish All-Hazard booklet: PreparaciĆ³n para todo tipo de peligros para las comunidades rurales [5 MB]


Protect your animals before and during drought situations.

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Extreme Heat

Protect yourself and your family during high heat conditions.

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Know how to use agrochemicals safely.

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Make a Kit

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

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