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Organizations and Agencies

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA is the country’s largest conservation agency, encouraging voluntary efforts to protect soil, water, and wildlife on the 70 percent of America’s lands that are in private hands. USDA is provides safety of meat, poultry, and egg products and also brings housing, modern telecommunications, and safe drinking water to rural America.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)
The Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities and efforts to provide the Nation with safe and affordable food.

Department of Homeland Security
This web site provides an update of the headlines in the Department of Homeland Security, the current threat advisory condition level, valuable information about emergencies and disasters, travel and transportation, and dozens of other related topics.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA leads the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.

National Disaster Education Coalition (NDEC)
NDEC develops and disseminates consistent educational information for the public about disaster preparedness. It formulates information and advises the public about how to prepare and respond appropriately to natural and human-caused disasters.

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)
NVOAD provides a forum promoting cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration; it fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster. National VOAD is the recognized non-governmental leader of the disaster preparedness, response, and recovery sector.

National Agricultural Safety Database (NASD)
NASD provides a national resource for the dissemination of information and promotes the consideration of safety and health issues in agricultural operations.

Continuity of Operation Planning (COOP) Resource – Just Get Backup 
Just Get Backup, LLC provides computer facilities management services specializing in providing managed online backup services, as well as business continuity and disaster recovery planning.

American Veterinary Medical Assoication (AVMA)
AVMA is a not-for-profit association. A visitor to this site can find the latest news, resources available on the care of animals, employment opportunities, brochures and press releases.

Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA)
PVMA is a not-for-profit association. A visitor to this site can find the latest news, resources available on the care of animals, employment opportunities, brochures and press releases.

World Organization of Animal Health (OIE)
To improve the health and the welfare of animals all over the world regardless of the cultural practices or the economic situations in member countries.

APHIS – Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH)
The center provides information on disease eradication, animal health surveillance, and national animal heath reporting.

READYAG Disaster and Defense Preparedness for Production Agriculture
READYAG workbook is designed to help farm and ranch owners plan for and manage disasters that can occur on their operation.

Floods and Your Pets and Livestock
Floods can impact animal health as well as human health. Make plans for your pets in the event you will need to evacuate your home or farm.

Penn State Extension
Information for farmers on preparedness planning.

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