Cornell Cooperative Extension Essex County

The mission of Cooperative Extension Essex County (CCE Essex) is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Extension staff and volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community collaborations. Extension educators connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and consumer agriculture; nutrition and health; youth and families; finances; energy efficiency; economic and community development; and sustainable natural resources. CCE Essex's ability to match university resources with community needs helps them play a vital role in the lives of individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Essex County. 

As a Regional Navigator for Farmland for a New Generation, CCE Essex works closely with growers, farmland owners, community members, and land trusts to ensure families receive support in transitioning farmland. CCE Essex, which leads the farmland protection board for the county, supports the board in conducting meetings designed to facilitate conversation and project planning with the larger community. CCE Essex is leading the creation of an updated Farmland Protection Plan for the county. Finally, staff conduct farm visits to ensure the strong relationships necessary to create trust and share resources for farmland transition are built with as many landowners as possible. 

Regions Served

North Country, Essex County

Ag Updates

Service providers speak with farmer while overlooking a field.

Starting a New Year with New Growth in New York

The start of a new year aligned with the start for new staff members and transitioning roles for our American Farmland Trust New York team! Meet Heidi, José, Mikaela, and Ashlea and learn a bit about what brought them to their work in saving New York farmland that sustains us below!

Meet Our Growing Team