Event Details

Date

October 29, 2019

Time

6-8 pm

Location

CCE Schoharie County Extension Office
173 S Grand St
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Cost

$25.00 Per Farm


Host

Central New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Pre-Registration Deadline: October 28, 2019

EVENT HAS PASSED

Sexual Harassment "Train the Trainer" Evening ~ Cobleskill

October 29, 2019


In January 2018, Governor Cuomo signed into law the need for all employers to be fully compliant in Sexual Harassment training for their employees. This includes all employers that have one or more employees at their farm or business. Each business should have had a policy in place and training completed by October 9, 2019.  If you are not in compliance with this law, please plan to attend one of these trainings.

Please join us for up-to-date farm-focused training materials (English and Spanish) as well as tips on how to conduct a successful farm-based sexual harassment meeting. 

Registration is $25/per farm, which will include a USB for each farm as well as printed materials.

Please remember this is for
EMPLOYERS only.  CNYDLFC team members will not be training employees. 

Prerequisite:  *** All farms MUST bring a COPY of their Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint form to participate***  If you need assistance, please contact Nicole at 315-867-6001 or nt375@cornell.edu

Register and pay by credit card online at the link above or fill out the form on the pdf and mail with your check to CCE Herkimer by noon one day prior to event.

The link above is to register for the Cobleskill location only.  The full list of meetings are:
  • Tuesday, October 15: CCE Madison County office, 100 Eaton St, Morrisville, NY 13408
  • Tuesday, October 29: CCE Schoharie County office, 173 South Grand St, Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • Wednesday, October 30: CCE Herkimer County office, 5657 State Route 5, Herkimer, NY 13350
  • Thursday, November 14: CCE Saratoga County office, 50 West High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
To register for another location, see that location's event information.


Note: When registering online, your transaction may take up to 60 seconds to complete. To help avoid duplicate payments, please wait and do not click the "Register for Event" button more than once.

If you receive a "blank" registration confirmation, please email herkimer@cornell.edu and we will email you the correct confirmation.


Sexual Harassment Meetings Oct-Nov 2019 (PDF; 479KB)


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Resources for Farm Business Safety Plan Required

As the New York Forward plan is implemented across the state, businesses of all kinds are required to have a COVID-19 written safety plan in place. Both essential agricultural businesses that have remained open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and those non-food related agricultural businesses who will re-open must have a safety plan. A task force of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) specialists developed a new set of resources to help farms comply with this requirement and efficiently prepare plans during this busy time of the year. NY Forward Business Safety Plan Support for Farms contains:
  • Plan Templates
  • Considerations and Examples for Your Plan
  • Key References and Support Documents
See the complete guidance


Latest Information on the PPP and EIDL Programs

See the latest information on the PPP and EIDL

COVID-19 Safety Plans Required for All Businesses

COVID-19 Safety Plans Required for All Businesses in "New York Forward"


New York Forward is the state's plan to begin re-opening in phases as regions of the state achieve certain COVID-19 management metrics. An important part of New York Forward is for all businesses to have a customized, written safety plan that details specifically how each business will prevent and manage COVID-19. Details for particular industries, including agriculture can be found here.

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Find the podcast series "Dialing Into Your Best Dairy" on the PRO-DAIRY website.

NYS Dept of Ag and Mkts Request Info to Connect Impacted Producers

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, in coordination with its partners, is reaching out to New York producers that have surplus agricultural products as a result of COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions. The Department is working to connect affected farmers to potential new purchasing opportunities through various institutions, such as food banks, retailers and more. Governor Cuomo has made a commitment to using local foods to support the emergency food system, and we are looking to connect producers to food banks and those in need. This information will be provided to the Department's partners and posted on its website.

If you are a producer with surplus product, the Department asks that you send your name, contact information, and the type of product(s) you have in surplus to Lindsey McMahon at lindsey.mcmahon@agriculture.ny.gov. Please provide this information by Monday, May 4th, 2020, if possible.


EIDL Application Re-Opening

The EIDL Advance/Loan portal will be re-opening shortly. The re-opening of the portal is for agricultural businesses that were previously ineligible for the program. New non-agricultural business applications will not be accepted.

The portal will be opened for a limited period, and it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible. The link to the portal will be: http://www.sba.gov/Disaster

See more information and more at our Resource page.


USDA Farmers to Families Food Box

As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program Secretary Perdue announced on April 17 that the USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those in need. USDA will partner with regional and local distributors, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and meat. See more.

PRO-DAIRY offering Webinars and Podcasts

PRO-DAIRY has sent out a list of Webinars and Podcasts.  Find this list and more at our Resource page.

Team Programming and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

To all of our valued program participants and partners:

The Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will not be conducting any meetings or in person assistance until further notice. All scheduled meetings have been cancelled as we look to support efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19. If possible we may move them to an online format.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep in touch with you.

Please continue to reach out to us by cell phone, email, and text as we will gladly respond. We will also continue to contact you by those same methods as we put out newsletters or share other pertinent pieces of information.

Again we are still here expecting to assist you as always, just for the near future not in the in-person way we have in the past.

Stay healthy.

Kevin Ganoe, Area Field Crop Specialist
David Balbian, Area Dairy Specialist
Ashley McFarland, Area Livestock Specialist
Nicole Tommell, Area Ag Business Management Specialist

COVID-19 response:
Need information? View the following Cornell CALS and CCE Resource Pages Updated Regularly
General Questions & Links: NY Extension Disaster Education Network 
Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions 
Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions
Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources  


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Find the an article on how to prevent and control the Novel Coronavirus on farms at: Novel Coronavirus Prevention & Control for Farms

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Links to Services

As we navigate through some very uncharted territory over the next few days/weeks/ months, the CNYDFLC team would like to offer you a list of services that may be of help to your farm business. Remember, our entire team is only a phone call, email or video conference away. Please do not hesitate to contact us if a need arises, we will do our best to assist you in the ways previously mentioned.  Find our contact information for each team member on the Contact Us page.

The list of websites and/or phone numbers can be found at our Resource page


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