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Huck Boyd Nat'l Institute for Rural Development
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Olathe Agenda

The Olathe session has been canceled. Jason Ellis willl present Essentials of Food and Agricultural Crisis Communications Planning at the Manhattan site.

March 15, 2012
K-State Olathe, Great Plains Room
8 - 8:45 a.m. Registration and refreshments
8:45 - 9 a.m.

Welcome (streamed from Manhattan)
April Mason, Provost and Senior Vice President, Kansas State University

9 - 10 a.m. You Can Make a Difference
Judge Tommy Webb, District Magistrate Court (streamed from Manhattan) 
10 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

OMG, the Psychology of Fear
Joye Gordon, associate professor of mass communications and journalism
Kansas State University

Gordon will focus on the psychological aspects of risk identification and communication. 
She will use examples from food safety/security to demonstrate her points. Attendees
will break into groups to analyze a real-world crisis situation. 

11:15 - noon

Essentials of Food and Agricultural Crisis Communications Planning
Jason Ellis, assistant professor of agricultural communication and journalism
Kansas State University

An expert on crisis communication, Ellis will provide seminar participants with some tips
on how to communicate effectively when crisis strikes.  

Noon - 1:15 p.m. 

Luncheon

The BRI - From New Construction to Fully Functional
Scott Rusk, director of operations, Pat Roberts Hall
Kansas State University

Rusk will discuss the evolution of the Biosecurity Research Institute. Focus topics include
business modeling, operational assurances, risk assessment, risk communication, community
outreach and regulatory compliance. He will make general analogies to the development of
the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), provide a brief update on that
project's status and describe current efforts on the NBAF's site-specific risk assessment.

1:15 p.m. Adjournment 
Find out more about our speakers.
View the Olathe brochure and poster.
Register to attend.