Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) links Extension educators from across the U.S., enabling them to use and share resources to reduce the impact of disasters. The national EDEN site is eden.lsu.edu.
The mission of EDEN is to reduce the impact of disasters through research-based education, and is carried out through:
- Interdisciplinary and multi-state research and education programs addressing disaster mitigation, preparation, response and recovery
- Linkages with federal state and local agencies and organizations
- Anticipation of future disaster education needs and actions
- Timely and prompt communications and delivery of information that meets audience needs
- Credible and reliable information
UVM Extension is an active member of EDEN, and has leveraged this relationship to provide numerous training opportunities within Vermont. This includes training for our emergency responders on foreign animal diseases, for our food processors on agrosecurity, for our Extension educators on highly contagious animal diseases, and for our farmers on helping their business survive an outbreak of a highly contagious disease.
UVM Extension is a supporting member of the State of Vermont's Emergency Operations Plan, particularly with respect to State Support Function 11, Agriculture and Natural Resources.
VT EDEN Contacts
Julie Smith, DVM, PhDExtension Assistant Professor
311 Terrill Hall, 570 Main Street Burlington, VT 05405-0148
George CookExtension Specialist: Maple & Farm Safety
University of Vermont Extension
29 Sunset Drive, Suite 2
Morrisville, VT 05661-8313
802-888-4972 or ext. 4011-866-260-5603 (toll-free in Vt.)
Last modified April 07 2014 10:07 AM