HERKIMER, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Herkimer County is distributing hand sanitizer and face coverings to farmers and agricultural workers. Partnering with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and the NYS Fairgrounds, the CCE Herkimer County office is supplying “NYS Clean” hand sanitizer and face coverings to the county’s agricultural community. These items will be distributed by appointment on a first call/email basis at our office in East Herkimer. Appointments can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our office at (315) 866-7920. Appointments are available 9-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday. Please indicate the date and time you would prefer to come and wait for us to confirm your appointment before arriving at the office. Delivery is not available.
We will ask for the name of your farm, a contact phone number, the number of employees (or family members), what category you fall into and the amount requested. The categories are: farm stand, U-pick, CSA, farm employee housing, packing house facility, dairy & livestock, nursery & horticulture, or craft beverage. These supplies are limited, so requests should include the needs for employees arriving for later in the season. Orders for facial coverings should be calculated for two covers per employee to allow for washing. Instructions in Spanish can be provided for farmers with Hispanic and Latino employees to help in providing appropriate protocols for wearing face coverings and instructions for care. The free products are available thanks to Gov. Cuomo and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets. For more information on CCE Herkimer County, see our website at cce.cornell.edu/herkimer, or follow us on Facebook.
–CCE Herkimer County