COVID-19 Resources

NY FORWARD SAFETY PLAN TEMPLATE

Click here for Template.


How to Manange COVID-19 Risks on Dairy Farms

https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_729.pdf


Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_731.pdf


Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations

https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_782.pdf


Stress Management

  • THIS IS KEY RIGHT NOW- many farms are feeling stressed and with poor weather ahead that doesn't bode well.
  • NY FarmNet is Open- Please remember, if you or a family member or friend needs someone to speak with in these uncertain times there is support is available who understands at 1-800-547-3276 and www.nyfarmnet.org
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
  • Crisis Text Line Text "GOT 5" to 741-741, www.crisistextline.org


EDIL Program Re-Opening for Agricultural Business

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

If you have already applied under the streamlined application (March 30th to program closure), there is no need to re-apply.

Agricultural Businesses Defined:

Agricultural businesses includes those businesses engaged in the production of food and fiber, ranching, and raising of livestock, aquaculture, and all other farming and agricultural related industries (as defined by section 18(b) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 647(b)).
SBA is encouraging all eligible agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees wishing to apply to begin preparing their business financial information needed for their application.

http://www.sba.gov/Disaster


Links to Services

General Questions & Links:

https://eden.cce.cornell.edu/

Employment & Agricultural Workforce Questions:
http://agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu/

Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources:
https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/farm-resilience/

Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions:
https://instituteforfoodsafety.cornell.edu/coronavirus-covid-19/

Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers:
https://www.nyfarmnet.org/

Cornell Farmworker Program
www.farmworker.cornell.edu and
www.trabajadores.cornell.edu (en Espa?ol)


Grants and Funding during COVID-19

• SENATE PASSES BILL- HOUSE SCHEDULED TO VOTE TODAY: PPP LOAN PROGRAM FUNDING replenished with $320 billion as well as EDIL funding of 60 billion AND expanding to Agricultural Businesses CLICK HERE for Application Information. NOTE: contact your lenders as soon as possible as funding is again available on a first come first serve basis.
• USDA Announces CFAP- Coronavirus Food Assistance Program that includes direct payments to farmers as well as product buy-ups to provide food to those in need.
Farm Credit East Resources for FUNDING/COVID Including PPP Loan Application can be found by following the LINK HERE
• To see updated information on available relief loans, grants, or other funding check out this CCE NCRAT Blog Post on the topic. This is updated regularly.



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Upcoming Events

Program Sponsorship for Dairy "Technology Tuesdays" Webinar Series

January 10, 2023
February 21, 2023

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell PRO-DAIRY are excited to offer a sponsorship opportunity for our upcoming Dairy "Technology Tuesdays" webinar series. This seven-part webinar series offers cutting edge information about dairy technology from industry experts. There will be excellent information those who are thinking about incorporating technology and those that already have implemented new technology.


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2023 Crop Congress - Lowville

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2023
Lowville,

The 27th Annual North Country Crop Congress will be February 21st, it will begin promptly at 10:30am to 3:00pm  Agricultural experts will discuss the latest crop production technologies and agronomic research that will affect many farms in the region. 

 

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2023 Crop Congress - Miner Institute

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 22, 2023

The 27th Annual North Country Crop Congress will be February 22nd, it will begin promptly at 10:30am to 3:00pm  Agricultural experts will discuss the latest crop production technologies and agronomic research that will affect many farms in the region. 

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Announcements

Dairy Shop Meeting: Calf Care Protocols & Colostrum Management

Dr. Melanie Parker-Geurtsen will be joining us for a
discussion on calf care and colostrum management. Please
feel free to attend yourself and/or ask your calf feeder to
attend. Light refreshments will be provided. Please let
Abbey Jantzi know via email (aej48@cornell.edu) or phone
(315-788-8450) if you plan on attending.

Wednesday, February 15th, 12:30-2PM
Grimshaw Farm: 9922 County Route 152,
Adams, NY


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