dairy cows at Lew-Lin Farm, Dryden NY
Image by Sandy Repp

The SCNY Agriculture Team includes specialists in grazing...

livestock...

agroforestry and natural resources...

Malting Barley field

field crops...

Dairy cattle in the Cornell Dairy Research Center in Harford, NY (Cornell University Photography).
Image by Jason Koski

dairy...

Customer and vendor at DeWitt Farmers' Market, Ithaca NY (2008)
Image by Sandy Repp

farm marketing...

hanging planters of petunias
Image by Sandy Repp

and ornamental horticulture

SCNY Ag Team

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s South Central NY Agriculture Program serves farmers and rural landowners in Chemung, Cortland, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler Counties in New York State.

We work with farm businesses to:

  • Improve enterprise viability
  • Explore opportunities for new business development
  • Support local markets
  • Diversify farm enterprises

We support adoption of sustainable farming practices to:

  • Produce high quality agricultural products
  • Practice proper animal husbandry
  • Decrease pest damage
  • Improve post-harvest food quality
  • Ensure food safety
  • Protect the environment
  • Conserve energy and natural resources
  • Improve farm profitability

The extension works with farmers in several capacities:

  • Educational conferences, workshops, meetings, tours and classes
  • Facilitating farmer-to-farmer communication
  • Research-based publications and fact sheets
  • Newsletters, meeting notices, and timely updates
  • Personal consulting via phone, email, and in person
  • Soil testing and diagnostic services

Contact

Brett Chedzoy
SCNY Ag Team-Forestry Specialist; Sr. Resource Educator. Disaster and All Hazards Response Team
bjc226@cornell.edu

Last updated January 6, 2016