Jun 23, 2020
NY webinar outlines actions farms should take during COVID-19

As New York “reopens” business during the COVID-19 crisis, business owners are evaluating what actions they need to take to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers, and to help public officials contain the spread of COVID-19.

Join a panel of Cornell University agricultural specialists for a webinar on June 24, 2020, at 7 p.m., that will address common questions that fruit and vegetable growers have about managing their farms during COVID-19.

Panelists will address questions farm owners and managers may have about managing workers in the field, orchard, or vineyard. They will also address questions about managing a retail enterprise, such as a farm market, farm stand, pick-your-own, or CSA operation. For example: When should my employees wear face coverings? Should I screen my visitors and customers? How do I make a NY Forward Business Safety Plan?


  • Laura Biasillo, CCE Broome County
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bihn, Institute for Food Safety at Cornell
  • Elisabeth Hodgdon, CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program
  • Nathaniel Lartey, CCE Orange County
  • Kevin Martin, CCE Lake Erie Regional Grape Program
  • Dr. Anu Rangarajan, Cornell Small Farms Program
  • Dr. Rich Stup, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development Program
  • Myron Thurston, CCE Madison County
  • Mark Wiltberger, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Participants are encouraged to register early and enter a question at the time of registration. Questions asked during the session will be addressed as time allows. Registration is free but pre-registration is required.

This Q & A session will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, June 24, from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Register for the webinar here.


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