Program Work Teams
PWT's are groups of faculty and staff, extension educators, and external stakeholders who collaborate to identify issues, study needs, and create educational materials. Team members design learning experiences that address issues and needs within specific content areas.
Co-Chair(s): Freer, Kandis; Hoskins, Susan; Maille, AlexaAnnual Report
Co-Chair(s): Biasillo, Laura; Schmit, ToddAnnual Report
Co-Chair(s): Holleran, Jennifer; Tidball, Keith
Co-Chair(s): Rivara, Gregg; Timmons, MichaelAnnual Report
Increase community capacity to support military families, increase workforce development opportunities, and expand family, childcare and youth development programs.
Co-Chair(s): Moore, Catherine; Tidball, Keith
Co-Chair(s): Peck, Gregory; Wells, Matt
Co-Chair(s): Simon, JamilaAnnual Report
Co-Chair(s): Chatrchyan, Allison; Wojnar, Zywia; Wolfe, David
Educate regarding local and community roles and choices in energy consumption, conservation, production and distribution in NYS.
Co-Chair(s): Anderson, Sharon; Kay, DavidAnnual Report
The purpose of this program is to provide small communities without urban foresters ameans with which to proactively evaluate their tree and park needs to maintain andincrease their urban tree and greenspace resources while engaging Cornell and otherstatewide agencies to help them implement their urban forestry plans.
Co-Chair(s): Bassuk, Nina; Radin, Stephanie
Co-Chair(s): Sullivan, Kristi; Wyman, Marilyn
Co-Chair(s): Data Missing
FERM is a statewide effort by Cornell Cooperative Extension to help individuals and families to adopt management behaviors which lead to more secure financial situations and affordable use of resources through education and practice.
Co-Chair(s): Henza, Barbara; Hirschl, Thomas; Mayhew, TheresaAnnual Report
To serve as a forum for Cornell faculty and technical staff, CCE Educators and Specialists, and industry representatives and consultants, to confer on matters related to the New York tree fruit and berry industry, including production matters, business management, pest management, and other issues related to NY's fruit industry.
Co-Chair(s): Agnello, Arthur; Eve, JimAnnual Report
The Greenhouse Horticulture PWT provides Cornell extension programming that addresses critical issues to producers of greenhouse bedding plants, flower crops and greenhouse vegetable crops across New York. There are 615 wholesale floriculture producers in NYS producing $171 million a year in wholesale value. These operations support more than 7,000 employees.
Co-Chair(s): Lamb, Elizabeth; Mattson, NeilAnnual Report
Co-Chair(s): Gerling, Chris; Kahlke, Craig; Peck, Gregory; Wallis, AnnaAnnual Report
This research-Extension-community partnership aims to assess and address challenges of garden soil contamination through research and education focused on best practices.
Co-Chair(s): Bachman, Sharon; Shayler, Hannah
To assess the needs of stakeholders, prioritize opportunities, and to promote and facilitate applied research and extension programs on integrated field crop, soil, and pest managment that increases the productivity and profitablilty of New York agriculture and related industries while protecting the environment for the benefit of all citizens of New York.
Co-Chair(s): Cox, William; Robbins, Ron; Thomas-Murphy, JennAnnual Report
Co-Chair(s): Dewing, Dale; Ketterings, Quirine
The need for pest management is universal, as are its risks. We help address pest management needs on the farm, at work or in schools, in homes, or in the community.
Research, demonstrations, education, and outreach are part of a comprehensive plan to make IPM the safe, effective pest management solution for all New Yorkers. We look for solutions that help protect the health, economic well-being, and environment of New York State.
Co-Chair(s): Grant, Jennifer; Lamb, ElizabethAnnual Report
Exchange information about invasive species programs and grants; build connections between CCE county associations and campus faculty.
The Managing Wastes PWT provides a mechanism through which faculty and extension educators connect with stakeholders in identifying issues, studying needs, creating education materials, and designing learning experiences that address solid waste issues and needs.
Co-Chair(s): Bonhotal, Jean; Petzen, JoanAnnual Report
Co-Chair(s): Benson, Faye; Peck, Greg; Ryan, Matthew; Seaman, Abby; Stewart, CrystalAnnual Report
The purpose of the Parenting Education Program Work Team (PWT) is to foster communication among Cornell Cooperative Extension parenting educators as well as provide support and resources to educators throughout New York State.
Co-Chair(s): Cook, Eliza; Steinkraus, AnnaAnnual Report
Committee had an active year in several counties: Tompkins, Hamilton, Genesee, and Chemung. The committee met monthly by conference call and discussed its work in each of these areas. In addition, a proposal for funding was submitted to the Emerson Foundation (not successful).
Co-Chair(s): Fagan, Andrew; Hirschl, ThomasAnnual Report
Co-Chair(s): Bonhotal, Jean; Kiraly, MarianeAnnual Report
Co-Chair(s): Buchanan, Brent; Grantham, Deborah
Co-Chair(s): Dotterweich, Jutta; Schroeder, Melissa Annual Report
The purpose of the Cornell Small Farms Program Work Team is to foster the sustainability of diverse, thriving small farms that contribute to food security, healthy rural communities, and the environment. We do this by encouraging small farms-focused research and extension programs and fostering collaboration in support of small farms.
Co-Chair(s): LeRoux, Matt; Rangarajan, Anusuya; Stone, Violet
This PWT was formed in 2014 to coordinate research and extension efforts to existing production concerns, new production technologies, and emerging disease and pest concerns of NY and New England States. Focus areas include, but not limited to: small fruit weed management, pesticide education, covered production systems, season extension, specialty markets, and management of invasive pests and diseases
Co-Chair(s): Cox, Kerik; McDermott, LauraAnnual Report
Co-Chair(s): Abawi, George
Coordinate the Cornell Cooperative Extension's county network of commercial and community horticulture educators and Master Gardener Volunteers to connect with New York State green Industry professionals, 7 million gardening households and children and youth serving agencies to build economic vitality and advance environmental and scientific literacy while promoting human well-being and opportunities for successful gardening experiences.
Co-Chair(s): Brewer, Lori; Stengle, JenniferAnnual Report
Co-Chair(s): Ivy, Amy; Seaman, AbbyAnnual Report
The Viticulture and Enology (VIEN) Program Work Team exists to support profitable production of grapes, wine and grape products in New York State.
The group is diverse, encompassing 20 Cornell faculty research and extension programs, 4 associated USDA-ARS research scientists, and 10 Extension Educators representing four regional grape programs. Industry input is channeled through program advisory committees for the respective extension programs.
Co-Chair(s): Gerling, Christopher; Martinson, TimothyAnnual Report
The Water PWT works to increase interdisciplinary collaborations on current issues related to enhancement and protection of water resources.
Co-Chair(s): Baglia, Rosemarie; Grantham, Deborah
Co-Chair(s): Gannon, Nigel; Tripp, LindaAnnual Report
The YNOE was developed to help provide the needs of 4-H Natural Resources in identifying Cornell and land-grant university curriculum, outreach, and research efforts that can be applied to everyday environmental education programs. The PWT has conducts several teleconference and in-person PD meetings to help identify issues. The program offers a variety of professional development opportunities and project/resource sharing sessions.
Co-Chair(s): Bowe, John; Kassam, Karim-AlyAnnual Report
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