2020 COVID-19 Response
For reliable information and current advisories on COVID-19, we have curated a set of resources from Cornell University, our colleagues at Cornell Cooperative Extension, our partners, such as NY Farm Bureau, and others. This page will be updated on a regular basis and the date at the bottom is always the date it was last updated by our staff. Please feel free to reach out if you learn of another resource we should be aware of!
Disaster Recovery/Farm Resilience:
Food Safety Resources:
Ag Workforce/Employment Questions:
- New York Farm Bureau COVID-19 Update
- Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions
- COVID-19 impact on Farm Businesses PodCast
COVID-19 and Your Produce Farm Webinar
Steps that produce farm managers and individuals working with fruit and vegetable farms should consider to protect their workforce, their business, and their markets.
April 3, 2020 | 10-11:30 am EDT
Link to join COVID-19 and Your Produce Farm webinar
This webinar will be led by Richard Stup, PhD, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development and Elizabeth Bihn, PhD, Director of Produce Safety Alliance at Cornell. It will cover: why prevention of the coronavirus/COVID-19 is important, steps that employers should take to protect employees, how to manage cleaning and disinfection in the workplace and employee housing, state and federal sick leave and workforce reduction policies, and disaster contingency planning to manage and prevent the spread of COVID-19 on-farm.
- Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (OSHA)
Center for Disease Control COVID-19
- NY Department of Labor
Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers:
Last updated March 30, 2020