New York State requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-written and executed business safety plan will help reduce business liability risk during and after the pandemic. A Cornell Task Force recently developed materials to directly support farms in the plan writing process.
Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development are offering a “NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support” webinar series with specialized webinars for Dairy/Livestock/Crop Farms, Fruit/Vegetable Farms, Retail Farms, Equine Farms and Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental Farms.
The webinars, led by Extension specialists, will:
- Walk farmers through the need for and process to complete a safety plan as is required by all businesses for compliance with NY Forward
- Demonstrate project tools developed by Extension to write and complete a plan
- Share curated resources for specific industries
June 10th | 7:30-8:30p.m.
NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Dairy/Livestock/Crop) Farms
June 11th | 12:00-1:00p.m.
NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Fruit/Vegetable Farms
June 11th | 7:00-8:00p.m.
NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Retail) Farms
June 15th | 7:00-8:00p.m.
NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental) Farms
June 17th | 7:00-9:00p.m.
NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Equine) Farms
The webinars are free and preregistration is required. Recording links will be posted on the Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development NY Forward Business Safety Plans page.