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
Meeting the growing demand for malting barley
The Central NY Dairy and Field Crops Team and the Cornell Small Grains Project received a $40,000 grant from the NY Farm Viability Institute to test for malting barley varieties that will perform under New York conditions.

Events

Jun 26 2017
Harvest NY
Jun 29 2017
Seneca
Jul 13 2017
Rockland
Jul 15 2017
Columbia and Greene
Aug 8 2017
Schuyler