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Kansas Exercises Animal Disease Response Preparedness

MANHATTAN — The Kansas Department of Agriculture held a tabletop exercise on Nov. 28, as the first stage of the state’s annual emergency preparedness exercise. This year’s exercise, named Phoenix, will continue Dec. 18–20, as the agency simulates a foreign animal disease event to practice the state’s agriculture emergency response plan.
The three-day functional exercise in December will be based out of KDA headquarters in Manhattan, but will also involve multiple counties across the state in the simulation. It will enable KDA and its partners in other state agencies, federal and local government, university, agriculture industry, and ...


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