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Agriculture

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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Produce

2016 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2016!

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Agroforestry

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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Contact

Carly Summers, Ph.D.
Agricultural Resource Educator
cfs82@cornell.edu
518-962-4810 x409

Last updated May 25, 2017