ITHACA, N.Y. — New York State requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.
Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development are offering a “NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support” webinar series with specialized webinars for Dairy/Livestock/Crop Farms, Fruit/Vegetable Farms, Retail Farms, Equine Farms and Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental Farms.
The webinars, led by Extension specialists, will:
- Walk farmers through the need for and process to complete a safety plan as is required by all businesses for compliance with NY Forward
- Demonstrate project tools developed by Extension to write and complete a plan
- Share curated resources for specific industries
- NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Dairy/Livestock/Crop) Farms:
7:30 – 8:30 PM | June 10
- NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Fruit/Vegetable) Farms:
12:00 – 1:00 PM | June 11
- NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Retail) Farms:
7:00 – 8:00 PM | June 11
- NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental) Farms:
7:00 – 8:00 PM | June 15
- NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Equine) Farms:
7:00 – 9:00 PM | June 17
The webinars are free and pre-registration is required. Recording links will be posted on the Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development NY Forward Business Safety Plans page.
–Agricultural Workforce Development
Cornell Cooperative Extension
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