Building Farm Resilience During COVID-19
Here we are offering ideas on how we can take care of ourselves, our farms, and our local communities. These resources offer support on the various aspects of farming during a crisis, with a focus on the current COVID-19 pandemic.
This content was curated in partnership with educators, researchers and others. It will be consistently updated as new information and resources are available. Please check back often, subscribe to our emails, or follow our social channels for updates.
Resources and Links
A Letter from Our Director: Building Farm Resilience in this Crisis
Never before has our work as farmers and stewards been so important. Here our director shares how we in agriculture have the opportunity to strengthen our communities and provide hope in a time of stress.
Best Management Practices for Agritourism Farms During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Providing recommendations for best management practices and communication strategies for agritourism operations for the 2020 season.
Building Resilience through Farm Employee Training Resources
Sharing training videos, labor resources and standard operating procedures to help your farm business.
Building Resilience through COVID-19 Health and Safety
Sharing information on how to take care of ourselves, our employees and our customers.
Building Resilience for Livestock and Dairy Producers
Offering information on how to navigate market changes, financials and other impacts from this pandemic.
Building Resilience to Stress During COVID-19
Offering strategies to manage stress and anxiety to help build your resilience through this pandemic.
Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Providing recommendations for best management practices and communication strategies for U-Pick operations for the 2020 season.
Using Online Marketing to Build Resilience
Offering guidance on how to start selling online or grow your farm's online marketing presence.
Financial Resources, Grants and Other Support to Build Resilience
Sharing grants, loans or legal support to help farmers build their own resilience through this pandemic.
Building Resilience With Labor and Workforce Planning
Offering a curated list of resources on labor and workforce issues for farmers and employees to navigate COVID-19.
Active Learning to Build Resilience During COVID-19
Like farming, learning is, at its core, an optimistic act. Learn to develop farm skills during this time of physical distancing.
How to Build Market Resilience
News, resources and opportunities to help you access markets and reach customers to ensure local food security.
How Are You Building Farm Resilience in this Crisis?
We want to hear your stories of farm resilience. How has your farm adapted to this pandemic? Share ideas about how we can take care of ourselves, our farms, and our local communities using our submission form.
COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for the Ag Community
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has created an official COVID-19 resource page offering details and latest guidance as it relates to agriculture in New York State.
New York Extension Disaster Education Network
This Cornell Cooperative Extension network offers a collection of links about COVID-19, including simple steps we can all take to stop the spread of the virus, farm and food industry resources, and more.
Food Industry Resources for COVID-19
The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University answers questions around the risks associated with food production with useful links to expert resources to ensure that a safe and robust food supply is maintained.
FarmNet offers services to all farms in New York State, including financial and mental health resources and support for farmers.
News and Updates
With more than 600 dairies, New York has more organic dairies than any other state. Four months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic caused a shutdown of nearly all aspects…Read More
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked with farmers to help build resilience for their businesses. In building resilience, we must also remain diligent in maintaining health and safety requirements. …Read More
New York Joins New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware to Create Regional COVID Alert App Network to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the…Read More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced updates to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This includes coverage for additional specialty crops, including nursery crops and cut flowers, and…Read More
While many businesses in the New York state food industry have been physically closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for their products has not stopped. Cornell…Read More
Supporting NY farmworkers with masks, COVID-19 information and Q&A with Mary Jo Dudley. More than 55,000 farmworkers across New York play critical roles sustaining the local and global food…Read More
Applying for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness, Program Changes and a Possibility of an Extension Cornell Cooperative Extension educators have been compiling updates on various emergency funding opportunities for agricultural…Read More
Interim Guidance for Equine Operations The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released the following Interim Guidance for Equine Operations on June 11, 2020. This guidance is provided…Read More
Are you a nursery/greenhouse/cut flower grower who has been impacted by COVID-19 market disruptions? Completing this survey will help us provide data to USDA, which may help impacted farms qualify for…Read More
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