NEWARK, N.Y. — A Q & A session, Managing Fruit and Vegetable Farms During COVID-19: What Actions Should Farms Take? will take place Wed June 24th.
As New York “Reopens” business during the COVID-19 crisis, business owners are evaluating what actions they need to take to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers, and to help public officials contain the spread of COVID-19.
Join a panel of Cornell ag specialists for a Question and Answer session on June 24th, 2020, at 7pm, that will address common questions that fruit and vegetable growers have about managing their farms during COVID-19.
Panelists will address questions farm owners and managers may have about managing workers in the field, orchard, or vineyard. They will also address questions about managing a retail enterprise, such as a farm market, farm stand, pick-your-own, or CSA operation. When should my employees wear face coverings? Should I screen my visitors and customers? How do I make a NY Forward Business Safety Plan?
- Laura Biasillo, CCE Broome County
- Dr. Elizabeth Bihn, Institute for Food Safety at Cornell
- Elisabeth Hodgdon, CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program
- Nathaniel Lartey, CCE Orange County
- Kevin Martin, CCE Lake Erie Regional Grape Program
- Dr. Anu Rangarajan, Cornell Small Farms Program
- Dr. Rich Stup, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development Program
- Myron Thurston, CCE Madison County
- Mark Wiltberger, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program
Participants are encouraged to register early and enter a question at the time of registration. Questions asked during the session will be addressed as time allows. Registration is free but pre-registration is required.
This Q & A session will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, June 24th, from 7:00pm to 8:15pm. Register here: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3eEVRispRLaL4wn_0xaIHA
Registration and information is also available at the CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program website: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1439
For questions about the Q & A session, contact Mark Wiltberger, email@example.com.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension
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