Rushville Republican

Agriculture

April 11, 2014

Purdue Agriculture and Extension events

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CONTACT: Mike Schutz, 765-494-9478, mschutz@purdue.edu

MAY 13-15: CONFERENCE FOR DISASTER VOLUNTEERS

Hundreds of leaders in disaster preparedness and response will convene May 13-15 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, 10 S. West St., for the 22nd annual conference of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. Anyone interested in disaster preparedness, response or recovery can attend. Abby Hostetler, a Purdue Extension Disaster Education Network communications specialist and host committee co-chair said the annual event provides educational opportunities and a chance for VOAD members to communicate so they can coordinate and collaborate when disasters strike. Organizations to be represented at the conference have brought in millions of dollars of resources to Indiana during disasters since the widespread, devastating floods of 2008, said Steven Cain, EDEN homeland security project director and also host committee co-chair. Conference registration is available at http://nvoad.org/events/. Early registration with discounted fee ends April 11. There is a higher registration fee after that date.

CONTACT: Abby Hostetler, 765-494-4390, alillpop@purdue.edu

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