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Courses and Events

Course Date(s) Location Contact/Registrar Details
G-205 Recovery from Disasters (Formerly G-270) POSTPONED 03/18/2019 - 8:00am to 03/20/2019 - 12:00pm NEMA Training Rooms 2433 NW 24th St Lincoln, NE 68524 Larry Fichtner 402-471-7179 larry.fichtner@nebraska.gov

Course Description

This course is the condensed version of the 4-day E0210 resident course. This course covers foundational concepts in disaster recovery and the latest guidance on recovery planning. Participants will either assess their own recovery plan or a sample against this national planning guidance. Following that, participants will discuss how a disaster recovery effort can be organized, managed, and led along with the types of challenges faced by recovery managers. Scenario activities throughout the course give participants the opportunity to target information strategies, and address local capabilities and challenges. They will also analyze lessons learned from Joplin, Missouri.

Course Objectives

Understand local community responsibilities and challenges associated with    disaster recovery.
Discuss? lessons learned? in disaster recovery at the local level.
Develop and implement a pre-disaster recovery plan.

Mission Areas
Recover—Mitigation — Prevent

Prerequisites

Recommended: IS0100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100; IS2900, National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview

Disciplines

Emergency Management

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POSTPONED - 2019 LEOP & EMPG Reimbursement Workshop 04/01/2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm State Emergency Operation Center 2433 N.W. 24th Street Lincoln, NE 68524-1801 Sean Runge sean.runge@nebraska.gov 402-471-7419

During this combined workshop, NEMA planners will walk you through the LEOP template in its entirety to assist with updates and revisions. We will have our EOC computers available for use but if you have a laptop, please bring it along. This will be a true workshop, allowing you time to update, revise and edit your LEOP with our team available to answer any questions. If you don’t have your own laptop, please bring a flash drive with your most recent plan and the 2017 LEOP template and any information needed to complete your plan. 



The LEOP Workshop will begin at 8:00 am and will focus on updating and revising your LEOP. 

At 1:00 pm, the NEMA Grants Unit staff will conduct a EMPG Reimbursement Workshop, guiding you through the steps for reimbursement. Staff will go step by step to ensure you understand the process for grant reimbursement. 

If you have any questions, please call or email: 

LEOP Workshop 

Patrick Rooney, patrick.rooney@nebraska.gov402-471-7438 
or 
EMPG Reimbursement Workshop 

Jackie Maly, jackie.maly@nebraska.gov402-471-7412 

 
Monday

April 1, 2019 

8:00 am to 5:00 pm 


No food or lodging will be provided 

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MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat & Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment 04/09/2019 - 8:00am to 04/10/2019 - 4:00pm Blue Cross Blue Shield of NE 1919 Ak-Sar-Ben Dr. Omaha, NE 68180 Nebraska Preparedness Partnership Phone: (402) 979-7207 Email: npp@neprep.org

DESCRIPTION:
The Jurisdictional Threat Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) course prepares participants to conduct a jurisdictional THIRA. Participant activities focus on the jurisdictional process for determining the ability to respond to human-caused, natural, and technological disasters. Participants will identify threats and hazards of concern, give the threats and hazards context, examine the core capabilities, set capability targets, and apply the results.

Major topics include:

  • Identify the major components of the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process.
  • Conduct assessments to identify threats and hazards of concern.
  • Construct likely risk-based scenarios based on the results of a vulnerability assessment.
  • Estimate consequences for an assigned all-hazards scenario.
  • Conduct post-scenario surveys to identify jurisdictional required capabilities, compare those capabilities with current capabilities to determine "shortfalls and gaps" (Gap Analysis), and create a jurisdictional strategy to reduce these "shortfalls and gaps" by completing a needs assessment.

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Communications Unit Technician (COMT) 04/15/2019 - 8:00am to 04/19/2019 - 5:00pm TBD Ogallala, NE 69153 Chris Ulrick Phone: (402) 471-7178 Email: chris.ulrick@nebraska.gov

Overview:
This 5 day class provides introductory and refresher training for the NIMS ICS COMT position. It introduces public safety professionals and support staff to various communications concepts and technologies including interoperable communications solutions, LMR communications, satellite, telephone, data, and computer technologies used in incident response and planned events. Participants develop the essential core competencies required for performing the duties of the COMT in an all hazards incident, including responsibilities while operating in a local, regional, or state-level All-Hazards Incident Manage-ment Team.

The course is instructor led and supports learning through discussion, lecture, participation in multiple activities, and hands-on lab work to explain processes used for establishment and operation of the technical communications resources for an incident or planned event. The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of a COMT. It is designed for state/territory, tribal, urban, and local emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a technical communications background.

Prerequisites:

  • A public safety background with experience in field operations
  • Attendees need to have technical communications background for this class
  • Awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology
  • Basic knowledge of the local, regional, tribal, and State Communications Plan/points of contact
  • Completion of IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, and IS-800.b
  • Familiarity with the pre-course reading materials

There is no registration fee for attending; NEMA is not providing room, board or mileage to attend this course.

Class size is limited to 16 participants.

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ICS 400 - Advanced ICS Command and General Staff for Complex Incidents 04/27/2019 - 8:00am to 04/28/2019 - 5:00pm Raymond Volunteer Fire Station 4210 W Raymond Road Raymond, NE 68428 Eric Brown cwbymed@gmail.com

This course is designed to meet the required objectives of NIMS. The class builds on the prerequisites IS 100, 200, 700, 800 and ICS 300 courses.

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L-950 All Hazards Incident Commander Course 04/29/2019 - 8:00am to 05/03/2019 - 5:00pm SCOTTSBLUFF PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING - EOC 1801 AVENUE B, SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361 TIM NEWMAN: 308-436-6689 OR AT TNEWMAN@SCOTTSBLUFF.ORG

Course Overview:

This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, and capabilities of an effective IC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: (1) responding to the incident and command needs of the incident, and (2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an Incident Commander on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercises, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their knowledge.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

  • IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System
  • IS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
  • IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • G-300 - Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (18 Hour Classroom)
  • G-400 - Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff (14 Hour Classroom)

The class is free.

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Meals and lodging are NOT provided.

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS 05/03/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
05/04/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Harmon Park Activity Center 3100 5th Ave, Kearney, NE Renae Zimmer at drzimmer@charter.net or 308.708.0965

 MAY 3RD & 4TH
Harmon Park Activity Center
3100 5th Ave, Kearney
May 3, 7 to 9 pm
May 4, 10 am to Noon
Refreshments will be served
FREE BOTH DAYS
Great training workshop for anyone who is a first responder
PUBLIC IS INVITED
Presented by Jeff Dill
of the Fire Fighters Behavioral Alliance
The Firefighter’s Behavioral Alliance will host a behavioral health workshop. The wellness
workshop will emphacize suicide prevention and promote resources for EMS, law enforcement
and firefighters in our Central Nebraska area. All are welcome, including famiies. We ask
that you RSVP. You can attend either workshop or both days.
TO RSVP: GO TO
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behavioral-health-workshops-tickets-56126768676

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS 05/03/2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
05/04/2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Harmon Park Activity Center 3100 5th Ave, Kearney, NE Renae Zimmer at drzimmer@charter.net or 308.708.0965

 MAY 3RD & 4TH
Harmon Park Activity Center
3100 5th Ave, Kearney
May 3, 7 to 9 pm
May 4, 10 am to Noon
Refreshments will be served
FREE BOTH DAYS
Great training workshop for anyone who is a first responder
PUBLIC IS INVITED
Presented by Jeff Dill
of the Fire Fighters Behavioral Alliance
The Firefighter’s Behavioral Alliance will host a behavioral health workshop. The wellness
workshop will emphacize suicide prevention and promote resources for EMS, law enforcement
and firefighters in our Central Nebraska area. All are welcome, including famiies. We ask
that you RSVP. You can attend either workshop or both days.
TO RSVP: GO TO
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behavioral-health-workshops-tickets-56126768676

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May Lunch & Learn Series-CNS IPX 05/09/2019 - 12:00pm to 05/30/2019 - 12:30pm Nebraska Emergency Management Agency 2433 N.W. 24TH St Lincoln, NE 68524 Deb Robinson Planning & Training Specialist 402-471-7408 Wade Bradley Planning Specialist 402-471-7213

This Training Series is voluntary and is meant to give an opportunity to learn different roles and to prepare yourself to fill one of those roles if it is ever necessary. Each training session will take place in the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm on each training day.

May 9th, Local Liaison Officer Cross-Training

In this session you will Learn about the support and technical functions you would perform if you were assigned to the GAR team and their operations at the Emergency Operations Facility (EOF).

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May 22nd, Local Liaison Officer Cross-Training

In this session you will learn about your responsibilities and what is expected of you when you work as a local Liaison Officer in either Richardson or Nemaha County EOCs.

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May 30th, EOF Support Team Cross-Training

In this session you will learn about the functions you would perform if you were assigned to support operations in the Watch Center during a REP incident or accident.

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G-361 Flood Fight Operations 06/03/2019 - 8:00am to 06/04/2019 - 5:00pm Pender Community Center 614 Main Street Pender, NE Roger Conrad Phone: 402-471-7175 E-mail: roger.conrad@nebraska.gov

Overview:

This program addresses community planning and response options for riverine flooding. While it does not deal with specialized flooding situations such as alluvial fan floods, coastal floods, flash floods, or floods related to ice jams, the same basic planning and response procedures could apply in these unique situations.
Anyone with flood responsibilities will benefit from this training, and there are no prerequisites.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
· Summarize the basic concepts related to riverine flooding.
· Analyze flood threats for a given scenario.
· Determine how to coordinate with multiple agencies, groups and organizations to plan for riverine flooding.
· Explain the advantages and disadvantages of expedient flood works.
· Develop a flood emergency plan for a given scenario.
· Summarize the considerations involved in managing a volunteer workforce.
· Describe the processes, equipment, and considerations for monitoring flood works.
· Explain the challenges and resources associated with the recovery process.
· Evaluate the actions taken during a riverine flood event, for a given scenario.

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AWR-136 ESSENTIALS OF COMMUNITY CYBERSECURITY 06/11/2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm Cornhusker Bank, (SE Lincoln location) 6100 Apples Way, Lincoln, Nebraska 68156 Amanda Burki JCPCEMA Director johnsonpawneecountyema@gmail.com 402-335-3411

AWR-136 provides participants with an introduction to concepts related to community cybersecurity. Participants will examine the different types of cyber attacks, how communities are vulnerable to cyber attacks and incidents, and what types of organizations are most likely to be targeted. This course will also introduce the participants to the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model and how to use the model to build a community cybersecurity program and their cyber resilience.

Topics
•Why cybersecurity is important
•Unstructured threats
•Structured threats
•Highly structured threats
•The Community Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CCSMM)
•Things a community can do to initiate a cybersecurity program
•Where to go for help

Prerequisites
FEMA / SID Number
Students must register for and provide a SID number to access the class. Register online:
cdp.dhs.gov/femasid

Recommendations
None

Participants

Public and Private Personnel Involved with:
•Critical Infrastructure
•Emergency Operations
•Incident Response

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Nebraska Local Energy Assurance Workshops 06/11/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (Ogallala) Quality Inn 201 Chuckwagon Road, Ogallala, NE Doris Jansky Nebraska Energy Office 402-471-3538 Ed Holbrook Nebraska Energy Office 402-471-3356

The Nebraska Energy Office and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, are offering two free workshops to local officials.

The workshops in Columbus and Ogallala will provide information and resources to community officials on planning and managing operations during an energy emergency.

The workshops will cover topics such as:

  • Natural gas, propane, motor fuels and electricity supply chain interruptions — fuel storage and shut off issues/supply interruptions and responses
  • Renewable energy and distributed generation — wind and community solar
  • How to involve various local government stakeholders and how to champion the Energy Assurance planning process
  • Long-term strategies for your communities and counties and funding resources

Attendees will be reimbursed for their mileage and are eligible for a free one-night stay at Quality Inn in Ogallala (Code: ENERGY19) and Ramada in Columbus (Code: Nebraska Energy Workshop).

Please contact the hotel directly to reserve your room. Use the codes provided above when reserving your room.

The deadline for hotel reservations is May 31, 2019.

Registration information and a preliminary agenda can be found at: http://www.neo.ne.gov/energyassurance/EAtraining.html

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MGT-384 Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents 06/11/2019 - 12:00pm to 06/12/2019 - 5:00pm Cornhusker Bank, (SE Lincoln location) 6100 Apples Way, Lincoln, Nebraska 68156 Amanda Burki JCPCEMA Director johnsonpawneecountyema@gmail.com 402-335-3411

MGT 384, Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents, is designed to provide organizations and communities with strategies and processes to increase cyber resilience. During this 12 hour course, participants will analyze cyber threats and initial and cascading impacts of cyber incidents, evaluate the process for developing a cyber preparedness program, examine the importance and challenges of cyber related information sharing and discover low to no cost resources to help build cyber resilience.

Topics
•Types of cyber threats and incidents
•Initial and cascading impacts of cyber incidents
•Community cyber preparedness
•Steps for developing a Cyber Preparedness Program
•Information sharing
•Situational awareness
•Cyber baseline
•Information sharing programs and resources
•Resources for increasing cyber resilience

Prerequisites
FEMA / SID Number
Students must register for and provide a SID number to access the class. Register online:
cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
•AWR136 Essentials of Community Cybersecurity

Participants
Community representatives interested in increasing cyber resilience including personnel from:
•Emergency Management
•Information Technology
•Risk Management/Emergency Planning/Continuity Planning/Disaster Recovery
•Public Works/Wastewater and Water
•Schools/Universities
•Communication Sector
•Transportation
•Energy
•Defense/Industrial Base Sector
•Elected and Appointed Officials
•Financial Sector
•Health Care
•Emergency Services

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Nebraska Local Energy Assurance Workshops 06/13/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm Thursday, June 13, 2019 (Columbus) Dusters 2804 13th Street, Columbus, NE Doris Jansky Nebraska Energy Office 402-471-3538 Or Ed Holbrook Nebraska Energy Office 402-471-3356

The Nebraska Energy Office and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, are offering two free workshops to local officials.

The workshops in Columbus and Ogallala will provide information and resources to community officials on planning and managing operations during an energy emergency.

The workshops will cover topics such as:

  • Natural gas, propane, motor fuels and electricity supply chain interruptions — fuel storage and shut off issues/supply interruptions and responses
  • Renewable energy and distributed generation — wind and community solar
  • How to involve various local government stakeholders and how to champion the Energy Assurance planning process
  • Long-term strategies for your communities and counties and funding resources

Attendees will be reimbursed for their mileage and are eligible for a free one-night stay at Quality Inn in Ogallala (Code: ENERGY19) and Ramada Inn in Columbus (Code: Nebraska Energy Workshop). Please contact the hotel directly to reserve your room.

Use the codes provided above when reserving your room.

The deadline for hotel reservations is May 31, 2019

Registration information and a preliminary agenda can be found at: http://www.neo.ne.gov/energyassurance/EAtraining.html

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MGT-385 Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning 06/18/2019 - 8:00am to 06/19/2019 - 5:00pm Cornhusker Bank (SE Lincoln location) 6100 Apples Way, Lincoln, Nebraska 68156 Amanda Burki JCPCEMA Director johnsonpawneecountyema@gmail.com 402-335-3411

MGT-385 provides participants an in-depth understanding of the nature and reach of information technology in order to better prepare exercise planners to incorporate cyber attacks and incidents into their exercise program. Participants will explore cyber-related exercise objectives, players, scenarios and injects, challenges of developing cyber exercises, and, using the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model, examine the importance of exercises in building the community’s overall cybersecurity posture. The course will also provide the opportunity to develop a community cybersecurity exercise scenario.

Topics
•An Introduction to Cyber
•Examining Characteristics of Cyber
•Using the CCSMM to Develop Exercise Objectives
•Exercise Categories
•Incorporating Cyber Into Exercises
•Cyber Storylines and Scenarios
•Planning Community Cybersecurity Exercises

Prerequisites
FEMA / SID Number
Students must register for and provide a SID number to access the class. Register online:
cdp.dhs.gov/femasid
AWR-136 Essentials of Community Cybersecurity

Participants
•This course is designed for personnel with responsibility for planning and conducting exercises in their organization or the community.

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Advanced Planning Concepts: Developing Incident Action Plans and ICS 402 (for Executives and Senior Officials) 06/19/2019 - 8:00am to 06/20/2019 - 5:00pm Lifelong Learning Center, Northeast Community College Campus 801 E Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701 For questions e-mail cedarem@hartel.net

Advanced Planning Concepts  June 19th and 20th, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This two - day APC course is designed to immerse the participants in the usage and understanding of the ICS Forms. The course will also instruct the Advanced Planning process, and several other critical advanced planning products and techniques.
 
ICS 402 - Elected Officials  June 20th, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
The purpose of the ICS-402 course is to familiarize Executives/Senior Officials (elected officials, city/county managers, agency administrators, etc.) with Incident Command System (ICS) principles and their role in supporting incident management. This 4 hour course involves rolling into the ongoing functional exercise being conducted in the APC course.
 
This combination delivery provides information to key elements required for a response, both in the field and at the agency having jurisdiction level. It includes planning cycle work, administrative considerations and key decision making that comes into play. The final functional scenario is based on one of the 15 National Planning Scenarios for the US Department of Homeland Security.

 

Each event will need to be signed up for separately:

Advanced Planning Concepts Registation

ICS 402 Elected Officials Registration

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June Tabletop Exercise - IPX 2020 06/27/2019 - 9:30am to 2:30pm Nebraska Emergency Management Agency 2433 N.W. 24TH St Lincoln, NE 68524 Deb Robinson Planning & Training Specialist 402-471-7408 Wade Bradley Planning Specialist 402-471-7213

This Tabletop Exercise will continue to build upon the the training and game days, utilizing a facilitated scenario based exercise.

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PER-335 Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks 07/10/2019 - 8:00am to 07/11/2019 - 5:00pm 901 West Bond St Lincoln, NE 68521 LLCEMA Register/Questions: Mark Hosking mhosking@lancaster.ne.gov 402-441-7265

The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) at Louisiana State University invites you to join us for
a unique training opportunity. The NCBRT is offering the following Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified course:
Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks

 This course provides first responders from multiple disciplines with skills to manage the initial response to a
large-scale attack in a chaotic environment during a complexcoordinated attack (CCA). It aims to train responders in how
to use intuitive skills such as observation, analysis,anticipation, and awareness to recognize the possibility of an
attack involving multiple incidents of an extreme magnitudethat inundate resources, exceed conventional tactics and
strategies, and often require a joint response involvingmembers from multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. Topics
for discussion include recognizing the characteristics of a potential CCA; coordinating and integrating the response of
multiple disciplines and agencies; managing resources; using information sharing and intelligence gathering to
develop awareness; and solving problems using creative thinking. Participants will learn to gather and disseminate
critical information accordingly in order to facilitate rapid analysis.

They will also learn to recognize and prevent potential response obstacles or risks to safety including
self-deployment and over convergence of assets. Participants will apply the skills learned in Critical Decision
Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks through interactive activities, facilitated discussion, and practical
application in a training environment. 

Professional Disciplines: Law Enforcement, Fire Service,
EMS
The primary target audience for the Direct Delivery version
of this course includes:
• Emergency responders: police, fire, and emergency
medical services personnel, including those who are likely to
assume command at some point during response to a
complex coordinated attack.

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IPX Partner's Workshop 11/06/2019 - 8:00am to 11/07/2019 - 5:00pm Nebraska Emergency Management Agency 2433 N.W. 24th St. Lincoln, NE 68524 Deb Robinson, Planning & Training Specialist (402) 471-7408 or Wade Bradley, Planning Specialist (402) 471-7213

On -Site Capability/Asset Displays:
 (Tentative Displays Include)
 FRMAC (AMS Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft)
 EPA Mobile Emergency Response Lab (MERL)
 DOE RAP Team Region V (Equipment)
 More!

Partner Presentation Topics May Include:
 Price Anderson Act (PAA)
 Roles of American Nuclear Insurance (ANI) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) related to PAA
 FEMAREPP HQ (Recovery)
 FDA A -Team Support & ASPECT Aircraft
 FRMAC-Decision Support and Technical Support Products and Expertise
oPredicted Relation Area Map
oAerial Measure Maps
oPredicted Areas of Concern for Milk Products Map
oPredicted Areas pf Concern for Mature Produce Crops Map
oIntegrated Dose Map 

Deadline for registration is Oct. 17, 2019

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