Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Beef Cattle Institute, and Frontier Program are commemorating Kansas' upcoming 150th anniversary of statehood with the release of a coffee table-style book entitled "150 Years of Kansas Beef."
From October 21-24, 2010, the Frontier Program held a field trip/retreat in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security's Career Pathways Conference in Washington, D.C. Our visit included a tour of the Port of Baltimore, which was led by Customs and Border Protection officials.
On Wednesday, September 22, 2010, during a Frontier Interdisciplinary eXperience (FIX) program breakfast meeting, Tom Roesler, an instructor with K-State's School of Leadership Studies, gave a presentation to FIX students. His presentation, entitled "How to Avoid Chasing Rabbits: Staying Focused in a Crazy-Busy World." This presentation was recorded and is now available in a 3 part video.
On June 19-23, 2013, the Frontier program held its 22nd field trip to the southern California area. The field trip featured a tour and seminar on food defense and supplychain complexity at a Cargill manufacturing facility, and experiential learning about international trade and seaport security at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
In this audio podcast, Frontier Co-Director Dr. Jason Ackleson and Frontier research assistant Julianne Jensby discuss their experiences while attending the 2009 International Studies Association (ISA) Convention in New York City.
DENTON, Texas ??In one month, new flood maps for Caddo Parish, Louisiana will become effective.
Local, state and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps before Monday, May 19, 2014 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance.
Most property insurance policies do not cover the effects of a flood. Floods can place people at risk of uninsured loss to their businesses, homes and personal property if they don?t have either a private flood insurance policy or coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
DENTON, Texas ? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.2 million to the state of Texas for construction of a community safe room in the city of Little Elm in Denton County, Texas.
The concrete safe room, which will also serve as a community center, will be 6,442 square feet with interior usable space of 5,025 square feet, and should provide protection from storms and tornadoes for the people of Little Elm.
FEMA?s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will pay 75 percent of the more than $1.6 million total cost for the project.
EVERETT, Wash. ? One month after the State Route 530 Slide claimed the lives of at least 41 people, recovery continues. Local, state, tribal and federal partners have all collaborated in response to this tragedy.
DENTON, Texas -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $1.8 million to the state of Texas for the construction of two community safe rooms in the city of Quanah in Hardeman County, Texas.
The concrete safe rooms will also serve as community centers; they will both be 6,442 square feet in size with interior usable space of 5,025 square feet. The safe rooms will provide protection from storms and tornadoes for the people of Quanah.
WASHINGTON, D.C. ? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Indiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 5-9, 2014.
EVERETT, Wash. ? Commuting cost assistance is now available to eligible survivors of the March 22, 2014 SR530 Slide who are faced with long detours around the closed roadway between Arlington/Oso and Darrington.
As a result of the slide, SR530 remains impassible and the use of alternate routes has significantly increased the residents? commuting distance and cost.
EVERETT, Wash. ? As local, state, tribal, and federal partners continue SR530 Slide recovery efforts, Saturday hours at Disaster Recovery Centers have been extended. The centers are located in Arlington, Darrington and Oso.
Starting Saturday, April 19, all DRCs will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Monday through Friday hours remain the same. The Centers are closed on Sundays.
Locations and new hours of operation of the recovery centers are as follows:
SALEM, Ore. ? Oregon?s severe winter storm in February left thousands of residents without power and roadways blocked with downed trees and other debris. Today, teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working side by side with state and local officials to help communities recover from the disaster.
The presidential disaster declaration stemming from the Feb. 6-10 storm makes FEMA grants available to eligible applicants in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties.