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."
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.
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.
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.
DENVER ? In the past six months, more than $284 million in federal funds has been provided to Coloradans as they recover from last September?s devastating floods.
More than $222 million has come in the form of disaster grants to individuals and families, flood insurance payments and low-interest loans to renters, homeowners and businesses. More than $62 million has been obligated to state and local governments? response and recovery work.
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 Georgia to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of February 10-14, 2014.
CHICAGO ? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released $707,507 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds the City of Carmi, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of 22 residential structures and the purchase of seven flood prone vacant lots located in the Little Wabash River floodplain. Following demolition, these properties will be maintained as permanent open space in the community.
CHICAGO - Understanding severe weather watches and warningswill help to keep you and your family safe during a disaster. FEMA and the National Weather Service (NWS) encourage everyone to learn this life-saving information and act if extreme weather threatens their area.
NWS alerts that are used to warn of severe weather, flood and tornado hazards include:
Denver ? FEMA, in conjunction with the State of Colorado, announced on Tuesday that Colorado will receive a Disaster Case Management Grant in the amount of $2,667,963. The money will be used for the Disaster Case Management Program for survivors of the devastating floods in Colorado last September.
CHICAGO ? Do you know your tornado and severe weather risks and what to do if bad weather threatens your community? FEMA wants to make sure you?re not relying on severe weather myths when it comes to keeping your family safe.
"Severe weather can strike unexpectedly, but there are steps you can take to prepare for it,? said Andrew Velasquez III, regional administrator, FEMA Region V. "Learn your risk and what to do now so you're ready to act in dangerous weather conditions."
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Spring flooding is common throughout Minnesota?whether along the Red River, Mississippi, or another one of the state?s many bodies of water. In addition, communities in Minnesota regularly face severe storms and tornadoes that leave behind costly damages for residents to recover from. Everyone should be ready for these risks.
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Last spring, extensive flooding throughout the state of Illinois resulted in more than $166 million in federal assistance to individuals for essential home repairs and clean-up. Then in November, severe storms and tornadoes left more than 1,000 homes severely damaged or destroyed throughout Illinois.