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Regional Ag Teams


Lake Ontario Fruit Program Team, Cornell Fruit Resources

We partner with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne, Orleans, Niagara, Monroe, and Oswego Counties, Cornell University Cooperative Extension and faculty to provide educational programs for the commercial fruit industry, using research-based information to help the tree fruit and berry industries in New York compete in the world market and provide safe, high-quality produce for consumers.

Objectives:

  • Maintain competitiveness and profitability of NY fruit farms in a global market.
  • Evaluate new technology for potential increases in efficiency through applied research.
  • Assist in the adoption and implementation of appropriate technologies.
  • Reduce financial, legal, labor, environmental, and health risks.
  • Improve production and delivery of high quality fruit to consumers

To view their website go to: http://lof.cce.cornell.edu/


Northwest Dairy, Livestock and Fieldcrops Team

Through educational programs and other teaching opportunities, the NWNY Team seeks
to build producers’ capacities to: Enhance the sustainability of their businesses. Enhance profitability and other aspects of economic performance of their businesses. Practice environmental stewardship. Enhance employee well-being and satisfaction. Provide safe, healthy agricultural products in ways that are safe to farm owners and their families, farm employees and their families, and neighbors. Provide leadership for enhancing relationships between the agricultural sector and the general public. To view their website go to: http://www.nwnyteam.org/


Cornell Vegetable Program

The Cornell Vegetable Program is one of the premier regional agricultural Cornell Cooperative Extension programs in New York, serving a large multi-county region in the Central and Western part of the state, including Monroe county. The team’s Specialists work together with Cornell faculty and extension educators statewide to address the issues that impact the industry. The area Vegetable Program provides educational programs and information to growers, processors and agri-business professionals, arming them with the knowledge to profitably produce and market safe and healthful vegetable crops, contributing to the viability of farms and the economic well being of New York State. Specifically, the program focuses on food safety, variety evaluation, market development, pest management, and cultural practices. http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/

Cornell Vegetable Program Staff

Carol MacNeil
Julie Kikkert
Judson Reid
Christy Hoepting
Robert Hadad

Darcy Telenko

Last updated October 14, 2014