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.

Research-based education is focused on improving the food system and boosting agricultural production.

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

Featured

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.

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
Steve Reiners
His research and extension efforts are focused on maintaining and enhancing the profitability and sustainability of New York State vegetable farmers.
Local Impact
Local Food Event Continues to Grow
The Taste of Tioga event has been bringing local farms and restaurants together for the past 12 years. In 2014, over 250 people attended. A dozen restaurants and close to two dozen farms participated.

Events

Sep 8 2015
Broome
Sep 12 2015
Monroe
Sep 17 2015
Columbia and Greene