UNDATED (LEARFIELD) – The vice president of the Minnesota Farmers Union says farms of all sizes need to have a COVID-19 contingency plan in place.
Brian Klabunde (kluh-BUN-dee) says this is especially important for small farms, who may be counting on just one or two people to get most of the work finished. What happens if that farmer gets the virus?:
“You need to start thinking about what your plan is,” said Klabunde. “Start talking to your neighbors – don’t go see them but start talking to them.”
He says much like other industries – their turn is coming.
Klabunde says he is the point person for the Minnesota Farmers Union if there are farmers who need help in coordinating efforts in case they get COVID-19.