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Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate Training

  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a Farm Disaster Preparation program to 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 representing a farm should be the insurance policyholder; other key farm personnel are also welcome.

Certificate program will be held on Tuesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 6:00-9:00 PM via Zoom. You must attend both sessions to receive certificate of completion.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required by October 15th or until full. There is a $35 fee per farm for this program. To pre-register and pay online: click here.




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


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Last updated September 23, 2021