Cornell Coop Extention to present risk management conference

OLEAN?- “The Broken Windows Theory and Your Farm: How the ‘Little Things’ with Risk Management Can Make the Big Difference” is the title of a Cornell Cooperative Extension Southern Tier Agricultural Risk Management Conference taking place May 19 at the Library and Liberal Arts Center, JCC Olean Campus. The conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cari Rincker, Esq., co-author of Field Manual: Legal Guide for New York Farmers and Entrepreneurs, will be the keynote speaker talking about the “Broken Windows Theory” as explained in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Outliers.” Using this theme, Cari will explain how to apply the “Broken Windows Theory” to your farm in terms of risk management.

Participants will be able to select topics of interest to attend for three 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 registration deadline is Friday. Cost is $25 per person which includes proceedings, continental breakfast and lunch. For more information, contact Lynn Bliven at the Belmont office: 585-268-7644 ext. 18.