Our Programs

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CONTACT: Susan Coyle, smc226@cornell.edu

4-H connects youth to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society in our county’s urban, suburban, and rural communities.

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CONTACT: Jarmila Haseler, jh954@cornell.edu

The Agriculture program supports commercial growers through educational programs and connects residents with local food sources and on-farm experiences while enhancing the viability of farms and economic well-being of our community.

Agriculture Webpage


Commercial Horticulture

CONTACT: Marci Muller, mem545@cornell.edu

The Horticulture provides research-based horticulture information for home gardeners and commercial horticulture businesses. Commercial horticulture topics include: lawn care, landscaping, sports turf, garden retail, ornamental horticulture greenhouses, school and municipal ornamental horticulture. 

Horticulture Webpage

Consumer Horticulture/Home Gardening - Master Gardeners

CONTACT: Sue Magee, scm268@cornell.edu

The Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who teach the community about horticulture and sustainable home gardening practices and provide educational programs and activities. Home gardening topics include: home landscape lawns, flower and vegetable gardens, trees & shrubs, plant diseases, and insect pests in and outside the home.  

Master Gardener WebpageMaster Gardener Facebook - Master Gardener Instagram (coming soon)


Diagnostic Clinic 

CONTACT: Liz Berkeley, eab11@cornell.edu

The Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnostic services to identify plant diseases, insects, weeds, & soil pH. With correct identification of a problem, a management plan will be recommended. Diagnosis takes place in the laboratory of the Monroe County office. 

Diagnostic Clinic Webpage


Natural Resources

Natural Resources education and outreach informs the community about the natural world and environmental initiatives people can take to make Monroe County more sustainable. It works with regional environmental organizations to support their goals with Cornell research and outreach. 


CONTACT: Sandi Bastedo, sb932@cornell.edu

The Nutrition program's goals include increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, decreasing sugary beverage consumption, and bringing attention to caloric balance and physical activity.

Nutrition Webpage


Last updated January 29, 2021