Agriculture and Food Systems

Cornell Cooperative Extension links the research and extension efforts at Cornell University, the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, providing the knowledge to maximize New York State’s agricultural and natural resources.

 CCE's regional agriculture teams provide research-based information, programs, and technical assistance to dairy, field crops, vegetable, tree fruit and grape producers all around the state.

Visit or contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office for information on specific programs in your county or region.

Featured

Programs help farmers get expert assistance to facilitate all phases of small farm business development, from initial growth to optimization to maturity.

PRO-DAIRY, a NYS dairy industry educational program, enables farm families and other agricultural professionals to realize their values and strive to achieve their professional and personal goals.

Provides educators with inspiring, research-based gardening resources and professional development to support engaging, empowering, and relevant learning experiences for children, youth, adults, and communities.

Regional agriculture teams provide research-based information, programs and technical assistance to dairy, field crops, vegetable, tree fruit, and grape producers all around New York State.
Harvest New York is a project in Western New York, begun in 2012, which expands and enhances existing agriculture extension programs with the addition of three new areas of expertise.
The New York State IPM develops sustainable ways to manage pests on farms, in the workplace, in schools, at home and in the community through research, demonstrations, education, and outreach.

Program Area Lead

Tom Overton
Associate Director, Agriculture & Life Sciences
Educator Spotlight
Judson Reid
Extension Vegetable Specialist interested in greenhouse production, small farming operations, and Eastern fresh-market vegetables.
Local Impact
Local Food Event Continues to Grow
The Taste of Tioga event has been bringing local farms and restaurants together for more than 12 years with a dozen restaurants and close to two dozen farms participating.

Events

Aug 23 2017
Schuyler
Sep 1 2017
Chemung
Oct 10 2017
Schuyler