COVID-19 Farmers Update 10/26/2020

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COVID-19 Farmers Update 10/26/2020

Webinars and Workshops

N.C. Cooperative Extension, ASAP, and Empowering Mtn Food Systems: High-Tunnel Production Webinar (free)!

October 27, 3–5 p.m. EDT: Preparing for your high tunnel operation.

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November 10, 3–5 p.m. EST: Operating Your High Tunnel.

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Nov 17, 3–5 p.m. EST: Food Safety Plans and Marketing for your high tunnel operation.

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GFVGA-Webinars ($95/participant)


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 | 9–11 a.m. Eastern

  • Political Outlook: How the Current Political Climate May Impact Ag Labor And Workforce
  • Joint Employment and FSLA Ag Overtime Exemption

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | 9– 11 a.m. Eastern

  • Georgia Department of Public Health Guidance to Manage COVID-19 with Ag Employees
  • Preserving Your Company’s Brand: Your Business During a Pandemic

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 | 9–11 a.m. Eastern

  • Issues and Updates from the Office of Foreign Labor Certifications (OFLC)
  • Wage and Hour Audit Overview – An Investigator’s Perspective

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 9–11 a.m. Eastern 

  • How can the H-2A Program Work for My Operation
  • H-2A Panel Discussion to Answer Your Question

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 | 9–11 a.m. Eastern

  • Migrant Seasonal Protection Act (MSPA) is Alive and Well
  • What Every Farmer Should Know About Working With a Farm Labor Contractor (FLC)

Other Resources

  • Extending a Helping Hand: Across North Carolina, NC State Extension stands in the gap between high tech and high touch for the state’s citizens.
  • Risk and Resilience: North Carolina farmers have faced significant stress in recent years, and COVID-19 has made matters worse. What is NC State doing to help turn the tide? And why should we all care?

Daily COVID-19 Update as of 10/26/2020

  • North Carolina (12:07 p.m. EST): 261,742 confirmed positive/ 4,170 deaths
  • USA: (7:33 p.m. EST): 8,653,595 positive/ 225,330 deaths
  • World (12:33 p.m. EST): 43,215,856 positive/ 1,155,914 deaths 

Other Helpful Resources:

COVID-19: Farming Resources, NC State Extension

Food Safety, NC State Extension

COVID-19 Resources and Information, NC State Extension

NCDA&CS COVID-19 Resources and important Documents

CEFS COVID-19 Resources

Farms & Agribusiness

This post was created by Rania Hassan and Mark Hoffmann

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Mark Hoffmann, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Mark HoffmannSmall Fruits Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor, Strawberry and Grape Call Dr. Mark E-mail Dr. Mark Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Posted on Oct 26, 2020
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