COVID-19 Viticulture Update 05/05/2020
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COVID-19 Viticulture Update 05/05/2020
Re-opening drafts from several states:
- If you want to hear Cain Hickey in his new role in Pennsylvania, you better watch this Seminar MAY 6, 2020, at 3 p.m.
- Recorded Vermicompost webinar led by Rhonda Sherman
- Composting at Home: Register online for the free Thursday, May 7 webinar
- Extension Partners to Fill the Gap for Hungry Students
- Duplin County Online Programs
- How NC Farmlink is responding to COVID-19
Government and Financial Aid:
- NCDA&CS and Farm Bureau discuss NC Food Supply Chain
- SBA Coronavirus Relief Options
- Farm Aid Farmers COVID-19 Resource Page: Excellent information
Social Media for Farmers Webinar Series held by NCDA&CS
- May 7 – Instagram
- May 12 – Facebook
- May 14 – Google Business
- May 19 – Using your Smartphone to Create Video
- May 21 – Canva, PicMonkey, and Photo Tips
How NC Farmlink is responding to COVID-19
- NC FarmLink has modified its policies to allow N.C. Cooperative Extension agents to register NC FarmLink accounts and create farmer profiles **on behalf of Landowners & Farm Owners** and **on behalf of Farm Seekers**.
- Labor: This Google Form was created to gather contact information on individuals seeking to work on farms in North Carolina. The associated spreadsheet will be available to ag agents with a short guide on how to filter the sheet by county. Information shared from this spreadsheet must be shared in a limited manner, e.g., no more than 3 rows shared at any instance. To gain access to view the spreadsheet that contains labor wants and offers, please request permission when prompted by google when you first attempt to open the spreadsheet.
- NC FarmLink staff welcome the opportunity to arrange online meetings with property owners as well as farm seekers. This online Google Form allows individuals and agents the ability to request a meeting related to NC FarmLink program mission and goals.
Daily COVID-19 Update as of 5/05/2020:
- North Carolina (11 a.m. EST): 12,256 confirmed positive/ 452 deaths
- USA: (1:45 p.m. EST): 1,203,502 positive/ 71,022 deaths
- World (7:32 p.m. EST): 3,659,271 positive/ 256,894 deaths
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This post was created by Emma Volk and Mark Hoffmann