Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms: Tools for Employers

Agricultural producers are invited to attend one of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms” trainings.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program is collaborating with regional agriculture specialists across the state to bring together agricultural labor experts to discuss New York’s new laws regarding workplace sexual harassment. The training will help agricultural employers understand the new requirements and decide what steps they will take to meet the new standards before the October 2019 deadline. Trainings will take place on July 29th and July 30th from 10am – 1pm.

On July 29th, 2019 a training will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s office, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY 14701. On July 30th, the event will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County’s office, 20 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810. The cost to attend is $10/person payable at the door.

Speakers located across the state will connect virtually to share their presentations. Each workshop location will project the virtual meeting and provide a light lunch. Participants will be able to ask real time questions and engage with other farmers.

This training is designed for employers and human resource managers, not employees. For more information and to register visit by July 26th. For questions or to register over the phone, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Business Management Specialist, at 716-640-0522 or

The agenda for the meeting will provide an information overview and opportunities for discussion.

10:00‐10:15 ‐ Mary-Kate Wheeler
Introduction to the New Rules: Overview, deadlines, and dates.

10:15‐11:00 ‐ Richard Stup
Resources Available from Extension: How to use reviewed case studies.

11:00‐11:30 ‐ Kelsey O’Shea
Legal Concerns: Compliance, implications, and risks.

11:30‐12:00 ‐ Lunch/Break

12:00‐12:30 ‐ Libby Eiholzer
Outside Materials: Other agencies resources, risks and concerns.

12:30‐1:00 ‐ Nicole Tommell
Closing Remarks: Summarizing action items, updates on other labor research.

Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. For accommodations, please contact your viewing location at least one week prior to the event.