NY FarmNet is a great resource for risk management and farm stress during these difficult times.

NY FarmNet is a great resource for risk management and farm stress during COVID-19.

Free hand sanitizer and masks for agricultural businesses.

Keep your farm and customers safe! Contact Liz at ema228@cornell.edu to pick up your PPE.

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program deadline is extended to September 11th.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is accepting CFAP applications now through September 11, 2020.

All farms are required to have a NY Forward Business Safety Plan.

All farms are required to complete a NY Forward Business Safety Plan... and we can help!

COVID-19 Resources

Updated 1/22/21

COVID-19 Update on Vaccine and Distribution

Throughout the pandemic, the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University (IFS) has answered 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. Recent installments of their Virtual Office Hours have focused on the COVID-19 vaccine. New York State is still in the initial Phase 1b of its phased distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.

Keep Building Farm Resilience During COVID-19

We are still in the midst of a pandemic, and it is important to keep working toward your farm’s resiliency. We’ve curated different resource collections 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. Our latest addition are recommendations for best management practices and communication strategies for agritourism operations. Learn more.

With the knowledge and understanding of the novel Coronavirus ever-changing, it can be difficult to keep up with regulations and guidance. We're here to help. 

Below we've consolidated and organized the resources available to make it easier for you to find what you need. 

In response to COVID-19, here is a list of websites or phone numbers to keep handy:

General resources on COVID-19 for farms:

For information regarding business safety plans:

For information regarding protection of consumers and direct marketing:

For information regarding protection of farmworkers:

For information on Coronavirus statistics and public health guidance:

For information regarding financial assistance, loans and grants:

** Please note, not all small businesses fall under SBA, please call the Syracuse office to determine***

** Although our counties have not been declared emergency status, SBA Syracuse confirmed they were waiting on the directive from government you can create an account and update when available*

Last updated January 22, 2021