Cornell Cooperative Extension Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program (CAAHP) provides education and technical assistance to six counties in the Albany region, The CAAHP team provides agricultual and horticultural education through workshops, newsletters, consultations, utilizing traditional and electronic means to: attain goals for a better quality of life in the business and work environment, practice environmental stewardship, and assist growers in developing markets for their agricultural products.

CAAHP will be a resource to beginning farmers for technical assistance and as a reference source to link them to other resources in the region and across the state. 

Regions Served

Capital Region, Albany County, Rensselaer County, Schenectady County, Washington County

Ag Updates

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Application Open for Dairy Runway Program

Through Dairy Runway, food entrepreneurs and dairy innovators with early-stage ideas for value-added dairy products using New York State cow milk participate in a FREE, virtual Cornell-hosted entrepreneurship course that introduces them to the business model canvas and customer discovery process. Applications due by 5pm on June 5th!

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Leslie Hamilton, Triple H Farms, Geneseo, NY October 15 2018Photo essay for the American Farmland Trust and Great Lakes Protection Fund illustrating farms and landowners working together to conserve the land and resources.

The Farmland Owner Hub is here!

Are you a landowner looking to support farmland preservation by making your land available to farmers? Maybe you want to learn more about how you can steward your farmland with sustainable practices in mind? Or maybe you have goals you’d like to achieve that ensures the future of your farm? Check out the Farmland Owner Hub to explore various topics.

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2024 New York Cash Rent Survey

We get asked all the time what average rental rates are for a county or region! Cornell Cooperative Extension is working to survey farmers, farmland landowners, and agribusiness professionals to create an up-to-date snapshot of farmland rental rates and custom harvest fees. Your response to this survey will help us to provide the most accurate information! 

Survey Information Online Survey Link

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Looking for an on farm job or have a farm job you are hiring for?

Are you looking for a farm job? Are you a farm looking to hire help? Check out the 'Find a Farm Job' page on the New York Farmland Finder website! 

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