Ag photo of people in a barn with a tractor, from the old website
Beef cattle in snow
Dairy cattle in the Cornell Dairy Research Center in Harford, NY (Cornell University Photography).
Image by Jason Koski


Agriculture represents an important economic sector in Essex County. Farms create direct economic benefits, provide our residents with fresh local foods, support other local businesses across many sectors, and preserve the rural character that our residents and visitors value so highly. Through Cornell Regional Agriculture Teams, CCE-Essex supports local agriculture by providing resources for farmers, and consumers, to help strengthen our local and regional food systems.


Carly Summers, Ph.D.
Agriculture Issue Leader
518-962-4810 x409

Last updated September 28, 2021