Agriculture Emergency Programs


Be Prepared! 

A medium closeup of calf in a herd who stares at the camera coated in frost as icicles hang from its mouth, black and white photo by Shelby Chesnut.
Photo by Shelby Chesnut

All emergencies begin and end locally. While help may be on the way, ensure you have taken precautions to safeguard you, your family and your agricultural enterprise. Make an emergency plan, prepare a response kit; consider actions that will aid you in all phases of the emergency management cycle: Preparedness > Response > Recovery > Mitigation.


Please note: This page is undergoing a redesign and updated information should be available Summer 2023. 



Ag Disaster Relief and Recovery Webinar


Agricultural associations and partners talk with experts about the elements of emergency programs and disaster relief at the state and national levels. This webinar aims to increase awareness and equip producers and associations with the information about state and federal funding programs that could be available when disasters strike our agricultural communities. 


Contact CDA's Ag Emergency Program 

Flames in a dry burning field, photo by Linda Snodgrass.

Dan Frazen
Agriculture Emergency Coordinator

Dave Dice
Animal Incident Management Specialist

Emergency Management Partners:

USDA Farm Service Agency - Colorado Service Center Locator

Brand Inspectors Contact Us - Brands
CSU Extension Field Offices - Extension
CDPS DHSEM Field Services | Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) USDA APHIS | Animal Health Emergency Management
CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) Food and Agriculture Sector
Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster COVOAD Members | VOAD Affiliates
National Weather Service Weather Story


Other resources:

Community Emergency Response Team (Guidance for community involvement)
Colorado Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (State roles in emergency management explained)