The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County's (CCE Madison) Agriculture Economic Development mission is to maintain, develop, and promote a viable agricultural economy that benefits Madison County. The primary priority for achieving this mission is to market Madison County's agricultural products and services by creating market opportunities and encouraging value-added enterprises. As a secondary priority, CCE Madison strives to maintain an appropriate agricultural land base to support a viable agricultural economy in Madison County by assisting existing Madison County farmers and attracting and supporting new farmers.
As a Regional Navigator for Farmland for a New Generation New York, CCE Madison’s team of agricultural educators will host educational events to provide business, marketing, and social media courses to beginning and aspiring farmers. Staff will also hold open office hours for new farmers to connect them with area resources and help them navigate their search for appropriate farmland.