Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County

Primary Contact

Bethany Schulteis

[email protected]

Through quality educational programs, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCE Dutchess) provides the framework and resources to enable farmers (new, beginning, small, and experienced) to develop sensible, realistic, and economically viable methodologies and practices using the latest scientific and proven production methods in the areas of: Production Best Management Practices, Integrated Pest Management, Agriculture Policy and Awareness (Agriculture Districts and Agricultural Value Assessment), Farm/Agri-business Development, and Profitability and Sustainability (Business and Marketing Plan Development). CCE Dutchess also educates and facilitates discussions with farmers, Municipal Officials and County Leaders about the importance of agriculture in Dutchess County. 

Regions Served

Capital Region, Columbia County, Hudson Valley, Dutchess County, Putnam County, Westchester County

Ag Updates

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