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Emergency Programs

  • Aert Chain Saw Training
    "Chain saw crew ready to mobilize at any time"
  • Animal Decon Exercise
    "Proper care of animals during an event helps reduce
    the risk of spreading diseases."
  • Cabarrus Fair Petting Zoo
    "Properly staging an animal contact exhibit provides education
    to reduce the risk of communicable diseases"
  • ICS Training
    "Emergency Programs provides Incident Command Training System (ICS) training for responders enabling them to
    respond to an event in an organized structure."
  • Chickens Under Damaged House
    "Inadequate preparation before an event can result
    in catastrophic consequences."
  • Foam Training
    "Consistent training provides the confidence needed during an event."
  • Hurricane Sandy
    "Knowing the projected path of a weather event can help with successful preparations, thereby limiting damage and loss of life."
  • Troxler in Helicopter
    "Viewing the aftermath of an event helps Steve Troxler, Commissioner of Agriculture, determine the extent of damage,
    immediate needs, and future planning."
  • Wilkes County Fair
    "Proper preparation and following rules and regulations for an animal contact exhibit makes for the successful education of
    our participating public."

Emergency Programs Highlights

Zika Virus

Ongoing Investigation of Intentional Food Contamination in Michigan

Hail Damages Newly Set Tobacco in NC

Food Recall of over 47.1 Million Pounds of Meat/Poultry Products Packaged by Ajinomoto Windsor

NC Recognizes Hurricane Preparedness Week

NOA -Hurricane Preparedness Week - May 15-21, 2016

Bird Flu Egg Shortages Disappear



The NCDA&CS Emergency Programs Division’s mission is to reduce the vulnerability to or the impact from, any disaster, disease or terrorist attack on the agriculture community of North Carolina. The Division serves in a leadership capacity within the Department and works closely with local communities to support agrosecurity, agricultural emergency preparedness and recovery, and rapid response technology efforts. The division establishes public-private partnerships between vital government agencies, industry, and volunteers to carry out this mission.


NCDA&CS Emergency Programs Division, Sharron Stewart, Director
Mailing Address:1035 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 807-4300 Fax: (919) 807-4303