Young female cattle grazing on a meadow in Radevormwald, taken from film footage.
Image by Frank Vincentz

The SCNY Agriculture Team includes specialists in grazing.


agroforestry and natural resources.

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

field crops

NYS sweet cherries at an NYC farmers' market
Image by Sandy Repp

farm marketing

Pots of flowers on a driveway curb, taken in Lansing, NY on the 2013 Open Days Garden Tour
Image by Sandy Repp

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

Last updated August 27, 2020