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

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