Event Details

Date

January 16, 2020

Time

10:30am - 12pm

Location

CLEREL
6592 West Main Road
Portland, NY 14769

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program

Pre-Registration Deadline: January 13, 2020

EVENT HAS PASSED

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Portland

January 16, 2020

*CANCELLED* Farm Labor Law Info Sessions - Portland

Due to legal action from Northeast Dairy Producers Association and the New York State Vegetable Growers Association, the upcoming Department of Labor Infosessions, scheduled for January 16th in Portland and Ellicottville & January 23rd in Hornell are cancelled. We do hope to reschedule them after the January 24th court hearing, but won't be able to confirm that until later this month. In the meantime, if farmers have any questions regarding the new labor laws, they can visit Cornell's Ag Workforce Development website, contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll, or call the NYS Department of Labor at 833-NY-FARMS (1-833-693-2767). 

Join Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist with SWNYDLFC, and Agriculture Labor Specialists from NYS Department of Labor (DOL) to learn more about the new Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act and how it will affect your farm business.

NYSDOL Ag Specialists will be on hand to field questions regarding the new laws. They are here to help producers understand the impact of new laws. NYSDOL will provide information on compliance with the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act. DOL will review how the changes will impact employer scheduling, payment of wages and recordkeeping. Updated materials will be available.

Additionally, we will have the opportunity to review a new tool developed by Dr. Jenny Ifft from Cornell's Dyson School that will help producers calculate overtime costs and assist in their decision making process.
Any farm employers with at least one employee on payroll is subject to these new laws as of January 1st, 2020. Plan to attend this info session to better understand your responsibilities and have your questions answered by DOL Ag Specialists.

Free to Attend, no refreshments provided (feel free to bring your own)

RSVP by 5pm on January 13th (Portland & Ellicottville) or January 20th (Hornell) to
Katelyn Walley-Stoll (call or text 716-640-0522 or email kaw249@cornell.edu) to allow for material preparation and weather related notifications.

Although this is after the new laws go into place, we will have the most up-to-date information available for farms.Looking for more information on the state's new farm labor law? Be sure to visit Cornell Cooperative Extension's Agricultural Workforce Development program, led by Rich Stup, online to view information on topics like:
 2019 New York FLFLPA Labor Law Changes
 What Employers Can and Cannot Say About Unions
 Adapting Your Labor Strategies to New York's Revised Farm Labor Employment Laws
 Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, and Farm Employees




more content - left
Field Crops

Field Crops

Dairy

Dairy

Business

Business

Livestock

Livestock

Grains

Grains

more content - right

Upcoming Events

Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

July 2, 2024
Ithaca, NY

Please Save the Date for the Cornell Seed Growers Field Day to be held the morning of July 2nd.  The event will be held at the NYSIP Foundation Seed Barn, 791 Dryden Rd., Rt. 366, Ithaca, NY. 

Sustainable Poultry Production

July 12, 2024
Hamburg, NY

Join us to learn about sustainable poultry! Cornell Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley will guide us in selecting the right breeds, establishing ecologically beneficial production, troubleshooting pests & diseases, and processing. We will tour a 5A-certified on-farm processing center and watch a demonstration. Everyone who identifies as a woman in agriculture is welcome to this free learning circle. Lunch is provided, so please register in advance! This event will allow participants to connect with fellow land stewards and producers and support everyone in learning together. We will discuss full-circle sustainable poultry production, from breed selection, housing, pests & diseases to processing and marketing. REGISTER

Led by Cornell Cooperative Extension poultry specialist Amy Barkley and farmer Kate Geiger; facilitated by American Farmland Trust NY's Women for the Land Program Associate, Caitlin Tucker, CCA.

2024 Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm

August 19, 2024 : 2024 Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm
Cropseyville, NY

Join us for a free field day to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Zack and Annie Metzger will be our hosts. They have run this 200 year-old small diversified farm for 8 years. They process their poultry in a 20C kitchen, where they produce value-added products like sausage and dehydrated chicken feet.

Announcements

No announcements at this time.