Local Cooperative Extension Offices

Not sure who to talk to at your local Extension office?

Almost all of New York’s 57 counties — and New York City — now have a designated “Small Farm Contact” who can help you get the information and assistance you need. Give them a call. If they can’t answer your questions, they will probably be able to connect you with a regional Extension specialist, farmer, or other resource person in your area.

Join Your Local Cornell Cooperative Extension Association

We encourage all small farm operators in New York to join your local Cornell Cooperative Extension Association. That way you can stay better informed about educational programs, farm tours, Cornell research, and local ag related news. You can also let Extension know what you need, and even serve on a Program Committee to help guide Extension programming in your county. Find out more about your local Cornell Cooperative Extension Association.


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CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SMALL FARMS & BEGINNING FARMER CONTACTS

Albany County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Tom Gallagher
CCE Albany and Schenectady Counties
PO Box 497
Voorheesville, NY 12186-0497
tjg3@cornell.edu
518-765-3500

Allegany County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Lynn Bliven
CCE Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties
5435A County Rd 48
Belmont, NY 14813
lao3@cornell.edu
585-268-7644

Broome County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Laura Biasillo
CCE Broome County
840 Upper Front Street
Binghamton NY 13905-1500
lw257@cornell.edu
607-772-8953

Cattaraugus
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Lynn Bliven
CCE Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties
5435A County Rd 48
Belmont, NY 14813
lao3@cornell.edu
585-268-7644

Cayuga County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Dan Welch
CCE Cayuga County
248 Grant Avenue
Auburn NY 13021
dlw56@cornell.edu
315-255-1183

Chautauqua County
Small Farms
Lisa Kempisty
CCE Chautauqua County
3542 Turner Road Suite 1
Jamestown NY, 14702
ljk4@cornell.edu
716-664-9502, ext. 203

Chemung County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Jabe Warren
Horticulture Educator
CCE Chemung County
425 Pennsylvania Avenue
Elmira, NY 14904
jew223@cornell.edu
607-734-4453

Chenango County
Small Farms
Ken Smith
Executive Director
CCE Chenango County
99 North Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
kas294@cornell.edu
(607) 334-5841 ext. 19

Beginning Farmer
Rebecca Hargrave
CCE Chenango County
99 North Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
jrh45@cornell.edu
607-334-5841

Clinton County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Peter Hagar
CCE Clinton County
6064 Route 22, Suite 5
Plattsburgh, NY 12901-9601
phh7@cornell.edu
518-561-7450 ext. 109

Columbia County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Steve Hadcock
CCE Columbia County
479 Rte. 66
Hudson, NY 12534-9706
seh11@cornell.edu
518-828-3346

Cortland County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Heather Birdsall
CCE Cortland County
60 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045
hhb6@cornell.edu
607-753-5077

Delaware County
Small Farms
Mariane Kiraly
CCE Delaware
PO Box 184, State Rt 10
Hamden, NY 13782
mk129@cornell.edu
607-865-6531

Beginning Farmer
Janet Aldrich
CCE Delaware
PO Box 184, State Rt 10
Hamden, NY 13782
jla14@cornell.edu
607-865-6531

Dutchess County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Stephanie D. Radin
CCE Dutchess County
2715 Route 44, Suite 1
Millbrook, NY 12545
sradin@cornell.edu
845-677-8223 ext 104

Erie County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Sharon Bachman
CCE Erie County
21 South Grove St.
East Aurora, NY 14052-2398
sin2@cornell.edu
716-652-5400

Essex County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Anita Deming
CCE Essex County
PO Box #388
Westport, NY 12993-0388
ald6@cornell.edu
518-962-4810

Franklin County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Bernadette Logozar
CCE Franklin County
355 West Main Street
Malone , NY 12953
bel7@cornell.edu
518-483-7403

Fulton County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Crystal Stewart
CCE Fulton and Montgomery Counties
The Johnstown Hotel
55 East Main Street, suite 210
Johnstown, NY 12095
cls263@cornell.edu
518-762-3909

Genesee County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Janice Beglinger
CCE Genesee County
420 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020-2599
jmb374@cornell.edu
585-343-3040

Greene County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Mick Bessire
CCE Greene County
906 County Office Building
Mountain Avenue HCR 3
Cairo, NY 12413
rgb8@cornell.edu
518-622-9820

Hamilton County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Nancy Welch
CCE Hamilton County
Piseco Common School, Room 20
P.O. Box 7
Piseco, NY 12139
naw5@cornell.edu
518-548-6191 or 888-548-6191

Herkimer County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Bernard Armata
CCE Herkimer County
5657 St. Rt. 5
E. Herkimer, NY 13350
bma3@cornell.edu
518-622-9820

Jefferson County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Mike Hunter
CCE Jefferson County
203 North Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
meh27@cornell.edu
315-788-8450, ext. 266

Lewis County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Frans Vokey
CCE Lewis County
PO Box 72 Outer Stowe St.
Lowville, NY 13367
fjv2@cornell.edu
315-376-5270

Livingston County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
David Thorp
CCE Livingston County
158 South Main Street
Mt. Morris, NY 14510
dlt8@cornell.edu
716-658-3250

Madison County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Karen Baase
CCE Madison County
PO Box 1209
Morrisville NY 13408-1209
kab21@cornell.edu
315-684-3001

Monroe County
Small Farms
Walt Nelson
CCE Monroe County
249 Highland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
wnn1@cornell.edu
585-461-1000

Montgomery County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Crystal Stewart
CCE Fulton and Montgomery Counties
The Johnstown Hotel
55 East Main Street, suite 210
Johnstown, NY 12095
cls263@cornell.edu
518-762-3909

Nassau County
No Small Farm Contact

New York City
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Pauline P. Waterman
CCE NYC Programs
40 E. 34 Street, Suite 606
New York, NY 10016-4402
ppw8@cornell.edu
212-340-2910

Niagara County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
John Farfaglia, Horticulture
CCE Niagara County
4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094-1139
jaf21@cornell.edu
716-433-8839 ext. 226

Oneida County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Jim Manning
CCE Oneida County
121 Second St.
Oriskany, NY 13424-9799
jpm277@cornell.edu
315-736-3394 x129

Onondaga County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Michael Mahanna
CCE Onondaga County
The Atrium, 2 Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY 13202
onondaga@cornell.edu
315-424-7056

Ontario County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Jim Ochterski
CCE Ontario County
480 North Main St
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-394-0377 x30
jao14@cornell.edu
585-394-3977 x402

Also Russ Welser
rw43@cornell.edu
585-394-3977

Orange County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Maire Ullrich, Acting Program Leader
CCE Orange County
18 Seward Ave, 3rd floor
Middletown, NY 10940
845-344-1234

Orleans County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Margo A. Bowerman
CCE Orleans County
20 South Main St.
Albion, NY 14411-0150
mab66@cornell.edu
585-798-4265 ext. 32

Oswego County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Position currently vacant
CCE Oswego County
3288 Main Street
Mexico, NY 13114
vsw2@cornell.edu
315-963-7286

Otsego County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Heidi Tafel
CCE Otsego County
123 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326-0121
hmt5@cornell.edu
607-547-2536

Putnam County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmers
Dianne Olsen
CCE Putnam County
Terravest Corporate Park
1 Geneva Rd.
Brewster, NY 10509
dko3@cornell.edu
845-278-6738

Rensselaer County
Small Farms/Beginning Farmer
Kirk Shoen
CCE Rensselaer County
61 State St
Troy, NY 12180
kjs264@cornell.edu
518-272-4210

Rockland County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
CCE Rockland County
10 Patriot Hill Dr
Stony Point , NY 10980
rockland@cornell.edu
845-429-7085

St. Lawrence County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Brent Buchanan
CCE St. Lawrence
1894 State Highway 68
Canton, NY 13617-1448
bab22@cornell.edu
315-379-9192

Saratoga County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Paula Schafer
CCE Saratoga and Washington Counties
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
pjb11@cornell.edu
518-885-8995

Also: Sue Beebe
skb11@cornell.edu
518-885-8995

Schenectady County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Tom Gallagher
CCE Albany and Schenectady Counties
PO Box 497
Voorheesville, NY 12186-0497
tjg3@cornell.edu

Schoharie County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
David Cox
Schoharie County
173 South Grand Street
Cobleskill, New York 12043
dgc23@cornell.edu
518-234-4303 or 518-296-8310

Schuyler County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Brett Chedzoy
CCE Schuyler County
323 Owego Street, Unit 5
Montour Falls, NY 14865
bjc226@cornell.edu
607-535-7161

Seneca County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Patti Paine Battley
CCE Seneca County
PO Box 748
Waterloo, NY 13165
315-539-9251
pap11@cornell.edu

Steuben County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Jim Grace
CCE Steuben County
3 East Pulteney Square
Bath, NY 14810
jwg8@cornell.edu
607-664-2316

Also: Kerry Bartlett
ksb29@cornell.edu
607-664-2316

Suffolk County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Dale Moyer
CCE Suffolk County
246 Griffing Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
ddm4@cornell.edu
631-727-7850

Sullivan County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Patricia Westonbrook
CCE Sullivan County
69 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, NY 12754
paw34@cornell.edu
845-292-6180

Tioga County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Molly Shaw
CCE Tioga County
56 Main Street
Owego, NY 13827
meh39@cornell.edu
607-687-4020

Tompkins County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Monika Roth
CCE Tompkins County
615 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY 14850
mr55@cornell.edu
607-272-2292

Ulster County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Teresa Rusinek
CCE Ulster County
10 Westbrook Lane
Kingston, NY 12401-2928
845-340-3990
tr28@cornell.edu
845-340-3990

Warren County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Laurel Gailor
CCE Warren County
377 Schroon River Rd.
Warrensburg, NY 12885-9601
lrg6@cornell.edu
518-623-3291

Washington County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Aaron Gabriel
CCE Washington County
415 Lower Main St
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
adg12@cornell.edu
518-746-2560

Also: Sandy Buxton
sab22@cornell.edu
518-746-2560

Wayne County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Elizabeth Claypoole
CCE Wayne County
1581 Rte 88N
Newark, NY 14513
eac9@cornell.edu
315-331-8415

Westchester County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
James Lee
CCE Westchester County
26 Legion Dr.
Valhalla, NY 10595
jl214@cornell.edu
914-285-4620

Wyoming County
Small Farms
Joan Petzen
CCE Wyoming County
401 North Main Street
Warsaw, NY 14569
jsp10@cornell.edu
585-786-2251

Yates County
Small Farms & Beginning Farmer
Nancy Glazier
CCE Yates County
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan NY 14527
nig3@cornell.edu
315-536-5123