The Weather Ready Farms Designation Program from the University of Nebraska Extension is an agricultural education program aimed at offering farmers new strategies and technologies to prepare for extreme weather events and climate variation. 

Farmers that participate in our two-year program learn about conservation, natural resources management, improving soil health, disaster preparedness, farm financial management, climate-smart agriculture, precision agriculture, and many more topics. WRF participants use their farm resiliency education to implement new weather-ready agriculture practices on their farm.

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If you are interested in starting a Weather Ready Farms program at your extension site, contact Nathan Mueller at

The primary target audience for this course is Extension educators. EDEN believes that producers, emergency responders, government officials, and other animal agriculture stakeholders can benefit from the course as well. The estimated time to complete the entire course is eight hours, but the course does not have to be completed in one session.

The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is a collaborative multi-state effort by Extension Services across the country to improve the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters.

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The course covers how to develop emergency action plans, powerline and fireline safety, defensible space, fire control, the 10 firefighting orders and 18 watch out situations, and fire behavior.  This course is designed to meet  training required by Oregon OSHA for employees and employers who may engage in suppressing wildfires on their operation. The course also covers what the new OSHA requirements are and tries to add clarity to what producers need to do. Even if you do not have employees this course covers good material for living and working in rural eastern Oregon. In addition, the goal is to go over best management practices to keep your operation and employees safe and informed. A course certificate is available at the end of this course after completing a brief exam and the course evaluation. 

This course serves as a tool for small flock, backyard, homestead, and hobby poultry owners to become more informed on avian influenza (AI). You will learn how AI can affect you and your flocks, biosecurity measures that should be practiced to prevent disease and how to respond and recover in an event of an outbreak. Upon completion of this course you may take the final exam to receive your Avian Influenza Biosecurity Certificate. This course material may be reproduced free of charge for public use, however, it is not be be used for profit or financial gain. 

Any questions about this course should be directed to Nathaniel Tablante at

To learn more you may want to visit the eXetension Avian Influenza Homepage or the Avian Influenza Facebook Page

Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Emergency Responders is a self-directed certification course designed for emergency response personnel. Participants will gain vital information on bio-security measures and emergency management procedures that are necessary to prevent, contain, and recover an avian influenza outbreak. For more information contact Nathaniel Tablante, University of Maryland at

Is your farm or ranch protected against criminal activities? How about disasters such as fire or flood? The measures to take to protect your land and property from crime and natural disaster are similar and well worth the effort to put in place. This course shows you how. Through examples, activities, and quizzes, you will build a plan to fit your operation. Start the course now to make sure your operation is protected!
For more information about this course or to enroll contact Curt Emanuel at