GREENWICH, N.Y. — On Wednesday July 17th, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Ag Stewardship Association are hosting a “Reducing Your Liability Risk When Visitors Come to Your Farm”, a free meeting for farm women, with speaker Steve Hadcock, Team Coordinator for CCE Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program. The meeting runs from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Washington County Fair Office Meeting Room, 394 Old Schuylerville Rd, Greenwich, NY.
One of the key actions many farm businesses take is inviting the public onto their farm property. Unfortunately, this opens the farm business up to a host of issues and liabilities that have the potential to enhance or endanger the business. Understanding what your risks are in hosting the public, and how to mitigate them, can save time, stress and money.
Inspired by Annie’s Project, a working group of farm women selected this topic as a key skill they wanted to learn. We invite other farm women to join our women’s discussion group that meets to provide support, programming and networking opportunities.
Steve Hadcock is a Cornell Cooperative Extension educator with years of experience in working with new and established agricultural businesses. One important challenge for agricultural businesses is preparation for dealing with a general public that has little understanding of the reality of farming.
The meeting is free and no reservations are required. However, since there is limited space, a call/text or email ahead to Steve would be helpful for handouts and space, 518-380-1497 or 1-800-548-0881 or
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County
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