May 26, 2016

Home to rich soil, a large dairy presence and determined crop producers, New York’s North Country also has more square miles than the entire state of Vermont and faces unique agribusiness challenges. Helping farmers navigate those issues is new regional agriculture team fueled by Cornell University research and resources.

May 24, 2016

field scene

Farm Ops, an initiative from the Cornell Small Farm Program, is the first of its kind in the country to give returning veterans the opportunity to learn agriculture via their G.I. Bill benefits.

May 23, 2016

A recent CaRDI roundtable focused on health challenges in rural communities across New York state and the potential to enhance the impacts of school-based health clinics on community health.

May 20, 2016

Thousands of 4-H members in New York State met with their representatives in Albany for the 81st annual 4-H Capital Days event.

May 17, 2016

Cornell has a fresh new facility for food safety research. The Rich’s Food Safety Lab officially went into service April 28.

May 9, 2016

CCE's Cornell Vegetable Program assists farmers in 12 western New York counties by helping them apply Cornell research and expertise to their local growing operations. Helping CVP conduct research trials are growers like Penn Yan's Nelson Hoover. 

May 3, 2016


CCE and the Cornell Small Farms Program are partnering on a series of educational programming opportunities designed to provide knowledge and resources to help military veterans gain entry to farming. One recent event was a workshop titled Veterans Growing Berries held in Broome County.

April 29, 2016

Larkin Podsiedlik

May 1 marks a new era at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County. That’s when 29-year-old Larkin Podsiedlik takes over as executive director. She may be the youngest executive director in the CCE system, that doesn’t mean Podsiedlik is new to extension or short on experience. We recently sat down with Podsiedlik to talk about her background, leadership philosophy and her vision for CCE Steuben.

April 15, 2016

Recently awarded a $627,000 grant, Cornell University is looking to bring an emerging livestock market to the Southern Tier.

April 7, 2016

CCE educators at Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Conference

Recognizing the value and continued potential of the Finger Lakes craft beverage industries,CCE and its educators have joined forces with industry leaders to provide research-based resources for the area’s current and future brewers, malters and grain growers.  

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