Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Herding in Minnesota

He-ah, move'em on, head'em up, get them turkeys rolling....rolling, rolling, rolling....

Happy Thanksgiving from Minnesota, the Nation's number one producer of turkeys large birds "gobbled" down for Thanksgiving dinner!  (two of which were spared untimely ends by the President)

Comment: An often overlooked element of the emergency response sector is agriculture.  However, from animal health to invasive species to hazardous chemicals, an emergency in this sector could quickly turn into a disaster that would rival anything caused by the ground shaking or wind blowing.  For that reason, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, have staff dedicated to emergency preparedness and response efforts.  In many cases, geospatial technologies are an absolutely essential part of their tool kits.  Select any of the links above to learn more.

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