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
Webinar Dates & Registration Links
June 10th | 7:30-8:30p.m.
NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Dairy/Livestock/Crop) Farms
Registration link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L12Dj8jBSgCOJxaydCsl7w
June 11th | 12:00-1:00p.m.
NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Fruit/Vegetable Farms
Registration link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HSMAajGHRnyyoqdJSHpVGQ
June 11th | 7:00-8:00p.m.
NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Retail) Farms
Registration link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SaEx5kpBSAmMzHbA3y1UCA
June 15th | 7:00-8:00p.m.
NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental) Farms
Registration link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T5LuxhEBREuEl_Rljtc-OQ
June 17th | 7:00-9:00p.m.
NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Equine) Farms
Registration link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p9_GuzvETuCz1TcqNxe5nQ
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.