Friday, August 8, 2008

Agrosecurity Awareness Training, August 13th, Macon, Georgia

Agrosecurity Awareness training is offered by the Georgia EmergencyManagement Agency in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the University of Georgia for those who have a potential role in responding to an agricultural incident. This training provides information on the scope of agriculture in Georgia and impacts of terrorism or disaster, recognition of potential threats, notification procedures, and how to better prepare your community for an agriculture or food emergency. Participants include those involved in production agriculture or agribusiness, as well as first responders from local and state governments and volunteer organizations who respond to all types of emergencies. Examples include:

  • Agricultural chemical distributors and retailers
  • Agriculture Educators, Agricultural fair managers, Agriculture-related organizations and cooperatives
  • Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, and Fire Fighters, Environmental Health Officers and Health Care responders.
  • Food processing, wholesale and retail managers and employees, Farmers and commodity group leaders
  • Food & Agriculture-related Local, State and Federal agency personnel
  • Livestock and poultry industry and Green Industry representatives, Public Works, State government leaders and congressional staff., Veterinarians, technicians, assistants and animal health specialists, Other first responders

6 hours credit is offered in each of the following categories:

  • Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (post).
  • Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training.
  • Georgia Department of Human Resources, Office of Emergency Medical services.
  • Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine

4.5 hours Certified Crop Advisor credits: 1.5 Pest Management; 2.0 Crop Management; 1.0 Pest Detection
Southern Chapter ISA credits: 2,25 Arborist; 1.5 BCMA Science; 2.25Municipal; 0.075 BCMA Management

Additional credits are being sought including Pesticide Applicators Recertification. Status of these credits will be sent to registrants priorto training.

Vineville Methodist Church
2045 Vineville Ave
Macon, GA 31204
(478) 745-3331

Directions: From I-75, take exit 164/Hardeman Ave. Travel toward downtown Macon. Merge onto Vineville Ave. Turn right onto Forrest Ave. Vineville Methodist Church will be on the right. Park behind the church and Enter through the double glass doors.
If you get lost, call (478) 745-3331.

The training is free, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Registrants should send their name, address/city/state/zip, day-time telephone number, occupation, e-mail address, and the date of training you wish to attend to, or fax to 706-542-7905.

There will also be another training on September 3 also in Macon. Trainings are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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