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UC Cooperative Extension
Karmjot Randhawa
County Director
(559) 243-6564

UC Cooperative Extension
145 Tozer St. Suite 103
Madera, CA 93638
Office Phone: (559) 675-7879
Fax: (559) 675-0639

Agricultural Landowners

Wildfire preparedness can be a little different in agricultural spaces. Check out the resources below to learn more about preparing your property for wildfire. A good way to prepare and ensure everyone who works with you is on the same page is to prepare an emergency plan for your farm, ranch or agricultural business.

Sign up for the Livestock Disaster Ag Pass

This allows livestock owners to potentially enter closed areas during a natural disaster to evacuate livestock, depending on emergency personnel approval.

For Madera County’s Livestock Pass Program, contact the Ag Commissioner’s office: Rusty Lantsberger or William Griffin are the key contacts as of 2023.

Emergency Plan Templates
Crop and Livestock Owner Resources for Wildfire Preparedness

Ventura County - Wildfire Preparedness for Farmers, Ranchers and Growers 

Texas A&M Extension - Protecting Farms and Ranches from Wildfires

Farming through Wildfire Season - Videos featuring UCCE Advisors from online courses and networks dedicated to helping farmers and ranchers face a future with fire.

Extension Disaster Education Network Farm Security Course: Your farm or ranch is your life and livelihood. You want to do everything you can to protect it from crime, natural disasters and other threats. The protection measures are similar and well worth the effort to put in place. 

Wildfires, Smoke, and Livestock Webinar Series from Oregon State University Extension: Provides educational content to livestock producers, focusing on preparedness for wildfires, caring for livestock prior to and during wildfires, and providing the most updated information on research on wildfire smoke exposure and its effects on livestock health and performance.