Using a pressure washer to clean contaminated surfaces; photo from FEMA publication "Initial Restoration for Flooded Buildings".
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Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Training

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Farm Disaster Preparation program will help farm owners plan for and manage disasters that might occur. This program focuses on practical pre-disaster education and preparedness, regarding farm equipment safety on the road, fire or structure collapse, storm and wind damage, criminal activity, farm chemical risks and biosecurity. Farms that complete the Farm Disaster Preparation training will receive a certificate to provide to their insurer and may be eligible for a credit or discount toward the farm’s annual insurance premium. The value of the credit or discount will vary according to individual policies and policyholder circumstances but can be up to a 10 percent discount.

The Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate is directed to all sizes of farms and all types of products. Dairy and livestock farms are especially encouraged to participate in the program due to their additional concerns regarding animal agriculture. The person represent a farm should be the insurance policyholder; other key farm personnel are welcome.

Certificate program will be held on Tuesday March 16 and Thursday, March 18th, 2021 from 6:30-9:00 PM via Zoom. You must attend both sessions for certificate. Space is limited and pre-registration is requested by March 10th to allow time for mailing resource materials. There is a $35 fee per farm for this program. For more information or to pre-register contact Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or email at

Course Instruction Team: Lynn Bliven, Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader CCE Allegany County; Stephen Hadcock, Team Leader CCE Capital Area Ag & Horticultural Program; Tess Southern, Ag Educator CCE Madison County; and Jim Carrabba, Agricultural Safety Specialist New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH).


Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
585-268-7644 ext 18


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Last updated February 26, 2021