FEMA Webinar to Focus on Protecting Nation's Food Supply

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Training & Education Division will host an online broadcast titled "Protecting Our Nation's Food Supply: What Can We Do?" on June 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. The agency notes that agriculture is an industry that not only puts food on our tables but one that is worth many billions of dollars and is open to potential attacks. The purpose of the broadcast will be to look at what can be done to better protect this important resource, the agency said.

The broadcast will devote special focus to a Department of Homeland Security-sponsored course called "Food Vulnerability Assessment Training" intended to prevent and deter terrorist acts. The course, offered through the University of Tennessee’s Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness, specifically targets the agriculture and food sectors by teaching communities and industry to work together in assessing vulnerabilities and implementing mitigation strategies.

To register for the broadcast, go to: http://terrorism.spcollege.edu. CEU credit is available by taking a brief post-test following program viewing.

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