Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate
The Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate 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. By special arrangement with several farm insurance carriers, farms that complete the Farm Disaster Preparation certificate training will receive a certificate to provide to their insurer as a condition of eligibility for receiving 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.
Certificate program will be held on February 28, 2013 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County located at 5435A County Road 48, Belmont, NY from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a fee for this program. For more information or to pre-register contact Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or email at lao3 [at] cornell [dot] edu. The person represent a farm should be the insurance policyholder; other key farm personnel are welcome.