Cornell Cooperative Extension to hold risk management conference set for May 19

OLEAN – Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold its Southern Tier Agricultural Risk Manage-ment Conference May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Library and Liberal Arts Center, JCC Olean Campus.

The title of the presentation is “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 Entrepre-neurs, will be the keynote speaker, talking about the “Broken Windows Theory” as explained in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Out-liers.” Using this theme, Rincker will explain how to apply the “Broken Win-dows Theory” to your farm 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 three additional sessions. Topics will include: Business structure and planning, safety on the farm, good agriculture, farm transfer planning, labor regulations, Farm Leasing, and Understand-ing Farm Insurance Needs and Options.

Speakers and exhibitors are from private and public sectors.

Registration deadline is Friday, May 9. The cost is $25 per person and includes proceedings, continental breakfast and lunch.

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