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.


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.

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.

Save the Date: November 1-3, 2016. Faculty, educators, and industry professionals from a variety of agricultural fields will gather on campus to discuss the latest developments in research and practice.
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.
Fosters the sustainability of diverse, thriving small farms that contribute to food security and healthy rural communities. Small farms-focused research and extension programs.
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
Faculty Spotlight
Justine Vanden Heuvel
Works with extension educators to train grape growers throughout the Northeast to optimize winegrape production systems.
Local Impact
Refugee Onsite Occupational Training Pilot Project
CCE Erie is launching the Refugee Onsite Occupational Training (ROOT) pilot project with a goal of helping address the need for farm employees on New York dairy and vegetable farms. The program seeks to recruit, train and employ qualified refugees currently residing in Buffalo.


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