CASSADAGA - An Insurance Open House and Seminar for agricultural producers is planned for Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Cassadaga American Legion. Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, the New York Farm Bureau, and local businesses and agencies, the event will feature two Open House sessions and four half-hour presentations about insurance.
Lunch will be provided. The cost is $5 per person for CCE enrolled farms, and $10 per person for non-enrolled. Farms are requested to RSVP by Friday. Businesses and agencies wanting to sponsor the event are requested to inquire about paying the exhibitor's fee of $50 at the door. Contact Ginny Carlberg at 664-9502 extension 202.
The Community Chamber Development Corp., a subsidiary of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, will address the issue of increased health insurance premiums, offer some ways to address them, and go over the direction seen from New York state and the Affordable Care Act. Bernard Benson with the Emerling Agency will cover various health insurance options for farm business and family. He will cover maximizing the dollars you spend on health care benefits, plan funding options, employer and individual Medicare, and additional options you may be able to consider.
Kevin Cook with the New York Farm Bureau will provide an overview of the Worker's Compensation system in New York for agriculture. Cook will provide information about why you need coverage, how to get the coverage, and how the premium is calculated. Mark Nelson and Randy Sherrick from Alliance Advisory Group, Inc. will speak about life insurance planning as well as programs for retirement.
Cornell Cooperative Extension provides Chautauqua County residents low-cost, high-quality, and research-based programs in agriculture, the environment, youth development and human services.