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Emergency Preparedness and Response Training Opportunity

Hello everyone, I have attached information about the Foreign Animal Disease webinar from the USDA down below.


FAD 101

Mike Starkey, Emergency Response Director, MN Dept. of Agriculture


August 24, 2017

11 am EST

This webinar is open to APHIS personnel and external stakeholders and will be recorded.

Purpose/Objective: Mike Starkey, Emergency Response Director with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture will describe the plans, policies and procedures associated with a foreign animal disease (FAD) response. The webinar is designed to provide general information to individuals unfamiliar with the dynamic nature of a FAD response and the potential catastrophic impact to a local, regional or national economies. The webinar will specifically review the process for identifying a FAD outbreak; the general response authorities, structure and approach of a FAD response; and in particular, it will highlight the response paradigm shift as compared to a typical all-hazards (FEMA-type) response. The intended audience includes representatives from the following entities: any state or federal agency that could be asked to support a FAD response, commodity groups, producers, and allied industries that could be indirectly impacted through the loss of product or economic impact.

Webinar Instructions The conference begins at 11:00 am Eastern Time on August 24, 2017; you may join 10 minutes prior. Step 1:

Step 2: Instructions for connecting to the conference audio will then be presented on your computer

If you will be connecting via the AT&T Connect Participant Application, we strongly recommend you install a current version (11.5 or higher) prior to the conference. If you are unable to do so, we recommend you join the conference using the Web Participant Application.

If you are unable to connect to the conference by computer, you may listen by telephone only at 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 using

If you need technical assistance, call the AT&T Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015.


Contact Liz Clark at 631-323-3188 or

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