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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.

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NNY Regional Ag Team

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Northern NY Agriculture Program serves farmers and rural land owners in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State.

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County Animal Response Team (CART)

​The Essex County Animal Response Team (CART) is made up of volunteers trained and ready to respond to emergencies affecting pets and livestock. Click for more information!

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Learn how to better utilize the natural resources in your local forests and community with our agroforestry page

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ENY Commercial Hort Team

The Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team serves the needs of commercial vegetable, tree fruit, grape and berry growers in our region.

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Pests & IPM

IPM is a system for managing pest problems using a range of safe, least-toxic methods. Find IPM resources here!

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Dairy Resources

Visit our suggested links and fact sheets for information that can help your dairy run efficiently and stay profitable.

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Carly Summers, Ph.D.
Agricultural Resource Educator
518-962-4810 x409

Last updated January 29, 2019