Farm Disaster Preparedness Training Opportunity Feb. 2

By WBNG News

Farm Disaster Preparedness Training Opportunity Feb. 2

January 17, 2013 Updated Jan 17, 2013 at 2:20 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Cornell Cooperative Extension - Broome County is offering a Farm Disaster Preparedness training opportunity from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2.

According to a news release:

The Farm Disaster Preparation Certificate course offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension – Broome County will help farm owners become better prepared for small or large disasters that may occur on their operations. We use this class to encourage farm owners to actively adopt planning and preparedness actions. The class is full of practical ideas and actions to reduce the effects of emergencies that can affect farms in New York.

After completing the 6-hour program, participating farms should be able to withstand a farm emergency with a higher level of resiliency. We expect this will lead to fewer overall insurance claims among participating farms, a safer and more secure food supply, and farm families that have a greater sense of readiness for unknown disasters.

Farms that complete the training program will receive a dated certificate to provide to their insurance carrier as a condition of eligibility for receiving a potential policy credit or even an actual discount on the farm’s annual insurance premium. The program is similar to the “defensive driver” course available for automobile insurance policies.

The cost of this class is $35 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Carol at (607) 584-9966 or clf62@cornell.edu.