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Cornell Cooperative Extension Webinar Series on Developing Safety Plans for Compliance and to Reduce Liability Risk

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is pleased to share opportunities for our local farm businesses to learn more about business safety plans needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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:

  • NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Dairy/Livestock/Crop) Farms: 7:30 – 8:30 PM | June 10
  • NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Fruit/Vegetable) Farms: 12:00 – 1:00 PM | June 11
  • NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Retail) Farms: 7:00 – 8:00 PM | June 11
  • NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Greenhouse/Landscaping/Ornamental) Farms: 7:00 – 8:00 PM | June 15
  • NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for (Equine) Farms: 7:00 – 9:00 PM | June 17

The webinars are free and pre-registration is required. Additional details are available on the “Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development NY Forward Business Safety Plans” page at http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/ny-forward-business-safety-plan/.

Contact Lisa Kempisty, Dairy/Livestock Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, at 716-664-9502 Ext 203 if you need more information.

The Agriculture Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua) in line with the County’s 20/20 Comprehensive Plan. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.