JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agricultural Program continues to help provide personal protective equipment to help keep farm owners & employees safe. As part of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo’s effort to distribute NYS Clean brand hand sanitizer to the most impacted and high-risk communities affected by the COVID-19 virus, NYS Ag and Markets, with help from local Cornell Cooperative Extension offices has been distributing sanitizer and face coverings to agricultural producers’ operations across the state.
In Chautauqua County, supplies of hand sanitizer and face coverings are still available. This program is available for farm owners to distribute to their employees and for themselves. There is no cost for these products to farmers. For non-farm businesses, supplies can be requested from Chautauqua County Emergency Services, through a fillable form available on their website at http://www.chautcofire.org/.
Production farms of any type are welcome to request these personal protective equipment supplies. These farms can include dairy, livestock, grapes, vegetables, farm stands, U-Pick, nursery, equine, and craft beverage. Please request your supplies at: chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu/resources/hand-sanitizer-and-face-maks-request. You will be contacted by phone to arrange a time to pick up your supplies by appointment from CLEREL in Portland or the CCE-Chautauqua County office at JCC in Jamestown. Please contact Lisa Kempisty at 716-664-9502 Ext. 203 with your questions or for more information.
Chautauqua County distribution has been made possible by the Chautauqua County Department of Buildings and Grounds, the Cornell Lake Erie Regional Grape Program, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County.
The Agriculture Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua) in line with the County’s 20/20 Comprehensive Plan. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Lisa Kempisty, Extension Educator,
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County
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