State and federal government officials have gathered in Kansas City for the second International Symposium on Agroterrorism. Ray Wadley, Agro-Security Officer with the State Agriculture Department’s Animal Health Division, says Missouri officials use an event of this kind to speak to those from other states to exchange ideas. He says Missouri has already taken advantage of an exchange of ideas by adopting a Nebraska policy that has Agriculture officials talking to local emergency personnel about how to respond to certain emergencies. He says that while local authorities do a very good job of dealing with tornadoes and floods and the like, they need training to address the possible threat of agroterrorism. Missouri officials taking part in the conference are from the Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, as well as those from the State Emergency Management Agency and the Office of Homeland Security. The symposium runs through Friday.
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