Agricultural Risk Management Conference at JCC Olean

Agricultural Risk Management Conference

Register ASAP for the Agricultural Risk Management Conference at the JCC Olean Campus on November 3, 2014.

“The Broken Windows Theory and Your Farm: How the “Little Things” with Risk Management Can Make the Big Difference” Cari Rincker, Esq. co-author of Field Manual: Legal Guide for New York Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs will be the Keynote. Cari will explain how to apply the “Broken Windows Theory” to your farm or business in terms of risk management. It’s truly the little things that make the big difference.

Participants will be able to select topics of interest to attend for 3 additional sessions. Topics will include: Business Structure & Planning, Safety on the Farm, Good Agriculture, Farm Transfer Planning, Labor Regulations, Farm Leasing, and Understanding Farm Insurance Needs and Options. Speakers and exhibitors are from private and public sectors.

The conference, organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be at the Library and Liberal Arts Center of the Campus from 8:30am-3:00pm.

Registration deadline:

Friday, October 24th, 2014. There is a fee to cover cost of proceedings, continental breakfast and lunch.

More information

For more information, contact Lynn Bliven at the Belmont office: 585-268-7644 ext. 18.

Schedule

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Refreshments/Exhibits in Room 308

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Opening Session – Cari Rincker, Esq. co-author of Field Manual: Legal Guide for New York Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs

“The Broken Windows Theory and Your Farm: How the “Little Things” with Risk Management Can Make the Big Difference” Cari will talk about the “Broken Windows Theory” as explained in Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers”. Using this theme, Cari will next explain how to apply the “Broken Windows Theory” to your farm in terms of risk management. It’s truly the little things that make the big difference.

10:25 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. CONCURRENT SESSION I (PICK ONE)

Business Structure & Planning – Cari Rincker. The form that your business venture takes will affect many things. It will not only dictate the manner in which business is conducted, but it will also determine your relationship with governmental entities. Learn about the different business structures, their attributes and how this fits into your planning process.

Labor Regulations - Estelle Davis, Community Relations Officer, Division of Immigrant Policies & Affairs, Agriculture Labor Program and Agriculture Labor Specialist, Melissa Buckley with NYS Department of Labor, Lindsay Eckman Financial Services Field Specialist Farm Credit East, ACA. The session will provide an overview of the Department of Labor services and discuss compliance processes, youth labor regulations and family exemptions, interns in a for-profit business, and common labor compliance issues encountered and how to handle the paperwork on your farms.

LUNCH 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Dates: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Address: 
260 North Union Street
Olean, NY 14760

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