An emergency or disaster can strike at any time without warning. This article describes how educators can use computer technology to map local farms for rapid response in agricultural emergencies. Critical farm data such phone contacts, global position systems location, and resources available for disaster recovery initiatives can quickly be imported into a computer mapping program. Then, at a click of a button, the information provided from a farm is opened in a message box. This allows for quick communication to farms during an emergency. This article also describes how this technology can be used for other Extension applications.
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Marrison, D. L. (2009). Using Computer Technology to Map Local Farms for Rapid Response in Agricultural Emergencies. The Journal of Extension, 47(1), Article 20. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss1/20