MANHATTAN, Kan. — Disaster preparedness planning requires understanding different types of emergencies. A Kansas State University center is helping emergency responders learn how to cope with an agricultural emergency involving a high-consequence animal disease outbreak.

The National Agricultural Biosecurity Center will offer three opportunities for animal disease response training in southwest Kansas later this month. One-day sessions are slated for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 in Cimarron, Oct. 25 in Liberal and Oct. 26 in Leoti. Location details and registration information are available at