Cornell CALS and Cornell Cooperative Extension are hosting office hours for farmers and packers to answer any questions they might have about managing and responding to protect the farm workforce during COVID-19. Office hours will be held each Tuesday through September. Registration is FREE but REQUIRED.
Today’s office hours will be held at 12:30 PM EDT and are open to all types of farmers. It will feature western New York with brief reports from:
- Mark Wiltberger, Business Management Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lake Ontario Fruit Program
- David Bell, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Genesee and Orleans Counties
Other experts from Cornell Institute for Food Safety and New York Departments of Health and Agriculture & Markets will also be available to answer questions.
Participants can log in from a computer or call in from a phone to ask questions or just to listen. A panel of experts will field questions. Questions that experts cannot immediately answer will be recorded, reviewed and answered later. The upcoming weeks are critical as seasonal harvest and the workforce ramps up.
If you would like to submit a question in advance, complete the “Questions & Comments” box when you register or ask it live during office hours.