It’s hard, thinking about the unthinkable. But disasters happen on livestock operations just like they do in homes and communities across the country.
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Preparation ahead of time can help lessen the damage and ease the recovery from disasters ranging from blizzards to severe heat to tornadoes to mechanical malfunctions, said Joel DeRouchey, livestock specialist with K-State Research and Extension.

To help producers prepare, Kansas State University is partnering with the Amazing Grazing II project to present “Emergency Preparedness for Livestock Operations: When Disaster Strikes,” on Dec. 10 in Salina and Dec. 11 in Dighton.