WARSAW, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County wants farmers and agribusiness owners to have access to the most recent information available regarding the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. The quickest way to get information about rules and policies being implemented to prevent the spread of the virus and recommendations for protecting your family, workforce and business is to access information on the internet as it becomes available. Below, please find a collection of trusted resources that are being updated regularly to help you make decisions and manage your farm or business effectively during the uncertain and rapidly changing times.
Our Agriculture Educator and Specialist Team are available to assist your farm business remotely. We continue to respond to questions from farmers and agribusinesses during these uncertain times. Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County at 585-786-2251 and leave us a voice message or check our website: http://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu/ for our e-mail contact and drop us a note and we will reach out to respond to your question.
View the following Cornell CALS and CCE Resource Pages, which are updated regularly:
New York Disaster Education Network for general questions and links: https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/
Institute for Food Safety At Cornell University for Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions: https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/food-industry-resources/
Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development for Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions: http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/
Cornell Small Farms Program for Resiliency Resources: https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/
New York FarmNet for Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers: https://www.nyfarmnet.org/
View resources from US and NY government agencies:
NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets: https://agriculture.ny.gov/coronavirus
New York Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19: https://www.governor.ny.gov/programs/paid-sick-leave-covid-19-impacted-new-yorkers
Additional resource to view for agricultural policy updates:
New York Farm Bureau: https://www.nyfb.org/news/covid-19-news
Multistate COVID-19 Policy Tracker: https://www.multistate.us/pages/covid-19-policy-tracker
State by State Tracker of COVID-19 Policies: https://associationdatabase.com/aws/OABA/pt/sd/news_article/286738/_PARENT/layout_details/false#state-regs
–Joan Sinclair Petzen, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County