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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

September 8, 2020

No Better Time to Get Involved in Emergency Preparedness

Submitted by Mary Lou Peter

September is National Preparedness Month and in addition to the K-State Research and Extension  annual Prepare Kansas online challenge, there’s also an opportunity this month to become better acquainted with the Extension Disaster Education Network. This year’s EDEN annual meeting is September 22-25 and because it will be completely virtual this year, there are no travel expenses or time away from the office … or wherever you’re working from. If you’re involved in community or statewide emergency preparedness or are even thinking about it, this is an opportunity to learn what agents and specialists in other states are doing.

EDEN was formed as the result of the 1993 Midwest flooding when land grant universities recognized that they all had expertise to help their states recover but could provide a stronger response if they shared resources. EDEN exists to support land grant universities – the educators, specialists, communicators and researchers who work to help citizens be prepared for and recover from disasters.

Current KSRE delegates to EDEN are Elizabeth Kiss, Londa Nwadike, Jan Steen, Mary Knapp and Andrea Burns and yours truly, Mary Lou Peter. If you’re interested in becoming a delegate, learn more about EDEN’s structure online or send me an email.