SyllabusLesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4Lesson 5Lesson 6


Other Course Information

Resources for Teaching Others about Plant Biosecurity Management
Throughout this course you will find numerous educational tools to help you teach plant biosecurity management to others. For example:

  • Each lesson contains two or three teaching scenarios that focus on the educational needs of your target audience. These scenarios are designed to help frame your thinking about how to teach plant biosecurity management.

  • Every teaching scenario is supported by several study questions that identify key learning points and are useful for developing workshop lesson plans.

  • As an alternative, you may use the lesson study guides as a primary handout for teaching others about plant biosecurity management. Also consider devising your own note-taking tool by combining one or more of the study guides.

  • The "Resources" button links you back to the presentations and Case Studies on plant biosecurity, agroterrorism, producers’ roles, and risk assessment. EDEN has NOT placed copyright restrictions on these original materials and you are highly encouraged to use or adapt these materials for educational programming efforts.

  • The “Resources” button also links you to several sources of government news and alerts on plant biosecurity management and homeland security. Generally, documents from government sources may be used freely for educational purposes without copyright infringement. When in doubt, please check with the copyright holder to obtain release of copyright permission.

  • Use the Risk Assessment Checklist as a work book with groups and individuals to teach them about plant biosecurity and emergency management preparedness activities. To use as a teaching tool, read each step, then ask your learners to complete the corresponding appendix as an applied activity. Discuss their findings and reactions.

  • Review the document Your_Next_Steps.pdf for additional teaching strategies.

Course Resources
The Resources button directly leads you to numerous government and government-supported agencies such as USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Plant Protection Quarantine, and the National Plant Diagnostic Network. All are excellent sources of current, research-based materials.

In addition: teaching resources, presentations, and preparedness worksheets are included in this section.

Course Evaluation: Whether You Finish the Course or Not
After you have completed EDEN's course on plant biosecurity management, please take a moment to share your impressions about the course on the evaluation form. Even if you do not intend to finish the course, we would like you to complete the form. EDEN will use your feedback to improve the course and to determine how we may be of future service to Extension professionals.

Expert Panel and Peer Review
EDEN used a multidisciplinary expert panel to outline the course content. The team represented the disciplines of plant pathology, entomology, integrated pest management, weed science, agricultural safety, and emergency management. The course materials were peer-reviewed for technical correctness. EDEN would like to thank the following individuals for contributing their time and technical expertise to the development of this course:

Wayne C. Bailey, Ph.D., Entomology
University of Missouri Extension

David E. Baker, CSP, Ag Program Director,
University of Missouri Extension

Abigail Borron,
Extension Disaster Education Network
Purdue University

Steve Cain, Director
Extension Disaster Education Network
Purdue University

Kitty Cardwell, Ph.D., Project Director
National Plant Diagnostic Network
United States Department of Agriculture

Eric Evans*, Emergency Management Specialist Fire and Rescue Training Institute,
University of Missouri Extension
*Co-Principal Investigator

Fred Fishel, Ph.D., Weed Science and Integrated Pest Management,
University of Missouri Extension

Joe Lear, EDEN Course Programmer
Extension Technology and Computer Services
University of Missouri

Steve Giesel, EDEN Course Designer
Extension Technology and Computer Services
University of Missouri

Carrie Harmon, Ph.D., Plant Pathology
Florida State University

Thomas A. Henderson*, Ph.D., Director,
University of Missouri Extension
*Co-Principal Investigator

Dale Langford, Editor
Extension and Agricultural Information, University of Missouri Extension

Larry Theller, Ph.D. Center for Advanced Applications in GIS Purdue University

Kent Shannon, Associate Director Precision Agriculture Center University of Missouri

James Stack, Ph.D., Plant Pathology
Kansas State University

Laura Sweets, Ph.D., Plant Pathology
University of Missouri Extension

Robin W. Thompson, Ag Ed Curriculum Writer
University of Missouri Extension

Copyright Laws and Fair Use
When the idea for this course was conceived, EDEN did not want to “reinvent the wheel.” Instead, EDEN brought together the best of what the government, land-grant institutions, and other entities had to offer on topics such as plant pathology, biosecurity, agroterrorism, and emergency management. In general, if an article is available electronically over the Internet, then a user is permitted to download or print one copy of the article for personal use without copyright infringement. This is commonly referred to as “fair use.”

EDEN grants Extension professionals the unrestricted use of the course lessons, study guides, case studies, and MS PowerPoint presentations to teach plant biosecurity management to others.

The Technology Behind this Course

To meet EDEN’s vision of disseminating timely, disaster-related education information to Extension professionals across the U.S., the developers selected a Web-based, asynchronous format for maximum user flexibility. The customized course was designed by Extension Technology and Computer Services (ETCS) at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Last Updated:  09/02/2009