Two major state agencies are teaming up to help Lincoln County residents explore how they can best protect their animals, farms and investments from the threat of agroterrorism.

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) will host an “Agroterrorism: Can It Happen Here?” seminar from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 12 in the Community Building at the Payne County Expo Center. The center is located three miles east of Stillwater from the intersection of U.S. 177 and SH 51.


Two major state agencies are teaming up to help Lincoln County residents explore how they can best protect their animals, farms and investments from the threat of agroterrorism.
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) will host an “Agroterrorism: Can It Happen Here?” seminar from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June 12 in the Community Building at the Payne County Expo Center. The center is located three miles east of Stillwater from the intersection of U.S. 177 and SH 51.
The seminar is one of a series of agroterrorism seminars that the OSU Cooperative Extension Service and ODAFF are holding across the state through June.
“There will be discussion on prevention as well as what to do if it happens to you,” said Mick Jones, Lincoln County OSU Extension Service director.
A special meeting for first responders will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 12 at the Payne County Expo Center.
There is no cost to attend the seminar, and refreshments will be provided by Farm Credit Services.
By targeting U.S. agriculture, terrorists have the potential to disrupt the nation’s economy, food supply and social structure simultaneously.
“A foreign animal disease could wipe out animals on your farm and the farms of your neighbors,” Jones said. “Even if the effects on the nation are minimized, it could still be devastating to the local community, our county and the state.”
For more information, contact the Lincoln County OSU Extension Service at (405) 258-0560.