Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County

Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County (CCE Tompkins) is part of the statewide Extension system involved in developing and delivering educational programs, including work with farmers and researchers to identify needs and seek solutions. The CCE Tompkins agriculture program addresses the following priority areas: Agriculture Economic Development and Markets; Farmland Protection; Future Farmers; Agricultural Environmental Issues; Local Foods; and Community Agriculture Awareness. 

From 2014 to 2021, CCE Tompkins Ag staff administered the Finger Lakes LandLink platform, which facilitated connections between land owners and land seekers through online listings. In 2022, the platform will be integrated into the Farmland for a New Generation New York platform, and CCE Tompkins Ag staff will work to ensure that existing and aspiring farmers in our service area are aware of FNGNY and how to create a profile on the website, as well as supporting them in their other farmland transition needs. The Ag staff create programming that is responsive to the needs of the farming community, along with sharing information about workshops and classes that are available through Cornell Small Farms, other CCE county associations, and other partner organizations in Tompkins County like Groundswell and the Learning Farm. 

Regions Served

Central, Cortland County, Onondaga County, Cayuga County, Finger Lakes, Livingston County, Monroe County, Ontario County, Seneca County, Wayne County, Yates County, Southern Tier, Chemung County, Schuyler County, Steuben County, Tioga County, Tompkins 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 10th!

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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! 

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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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