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
How you can start planning now for assistance to stay in business during the COVID-19 pandemic and recover afterwards. Based on my experience with previous federal and state disasters, you…Read More
The current COVID-19 pandemic is a common concern and many are wondering what they can and should do. The information here is intended to help guide the farming community. COVID-19…Read More
Never before has our work as farmers and stewards been so important. In times like these — when uncertainty upsets the daily rhythms of our communities — we agriculturists have…Read More
Update 4/20/20: It was widely reported on April 15 that the funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) had been fully obligated. As of April 16, SBA closed the loans to…Read More
Interim Guidance for Horticulture and Seafood from NYS Ag & Markets The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released the following Interim Guidance for the Operation of Farmers’…Read More
Update 4/2/20: At this time, horticulture is designated as a non-essential business (with the exception of nurseries/greenhouses selling food producing plants). Please note that landscaping for maintenance and pest control purposes…Read More
Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations from NYS Ag & Markets The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released the following Interim Guidance for Animal Care Operations on March 22,…Read More
Update: This offer has now closed. We have had an overwhelming response to our solidarity offer for free access to our online courses. We are so glad that many of…Read More
Update 3/24/20: We have launched a curated resource page to support the farming community through this challenging time. Offering ideas on how we can take care of ourselves, our farms,…Read More
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