COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/05/2020

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COVID-19 Farmers Update 05/05/2020

News Today:


Government and Financial Aid:

How NC Farmlink is responding to COVID-19:

  • NC FarmLink has modified its policies to allow N.C. Cooperative Extension agents to register NC FarmLink accounts and create farmer profiles **on behalf of Landowners & Farm Owners** and **on behalf of Farm Seekers**.
  • Labor: This Google Form was created to gather contact information on individuals seeking to work on farms in North Carolina. The associated spreadsheet will be available to ag agents with a short guide on how to filter the sheet by county. Information shared from this spreadsheet must be shared in a limited manner, e.g. no more than 3 rows shared at any instance. To gain access to view the spreadsheet that contains labor wants and offers, please request permission when prompted by google when you first attempt to open the spreadsheet.
  • NC FarmLink staff welcome the opportunity to arrange online meetings with property owners as well as farm seekers. This online Google Form allows individuals and agents the ability to request a meeting related to NC FarmLink program mission and goals.

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 5/05/2020:

  • North Carolina (11 a.m. EST): 12,256 confirmed positive/ 452 deaths
  • USA: (1:45 p.m. EST): 1,203,502 positive/ 71,022 deaths
  • World (7:32 p.m. EST): 3,659,271 positive/ 256,894 deaths


Our first issue is out now. We highlight research from around the globe, shed light on the behind-the-scenes of extension, put NC State Horticulture graduate students into the spotlight, provide insightful tips into the science of farming, detail seasonal recipes, and many other things. Our next issue will highlight the NC Wine month and will come out end of May.

Other Helpful Resources:

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

Food Safety, NC State Extension

COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension

CEFS COVID-19 Resources

This post was created by Emma Volk and Mark Hoffmann