Click on “Download PDF” for the PDF version or on the title for the HTML version.

If you are not an ASABE member or if your employer has not arranged for access to the full-text, Click here for options.

A Web Portal for State Agricultural Emergency Response Team

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  053109,  2005 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.19846) @2005
Authors:   Jiannong Xin, G. S. Christy, B. Barfield
Keywords:   agriculture emergency, information technology

Agriculture is under constant threat of natural disasters, exotic animal diseases, pests, and potential bioterrorism. In the case of agricultural emergency, county, state, federal, and volunteer organizations need to work together to prevent outbreaks and conduct emergency management. One of the challenges in agricultural emergency management is to provide the right information at the right time. Information technology provides a means to assist decision makers, first responders, and emergency response teams in the event of emergency. To effectively cope in an agricultural emergency, a joint effort based on a new concept, the State Agricultural Response Team (SART), has been made in Florida. This paper describes a newly developed web application that provides a communication bridge and much needed resources for agricultural response teams.

(Download PDF)    (Export to EndNotes)