Cornell small grain trial harvest Hudson Valley 2014
Image by Justin O'Dea

Contact our Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Team! We're here to assist you!


Cornell Cooperative Extension supports our local agriculture industry with educational programs and technical services for farmers and rural landowners with commercial and part-time agricultural business enterprises. Our Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program offers resources and programs related to dairy farming, livestock management, agronomy, ag economic development, natural resources, horticulture, maple production and much more.

Champion Trade Card, 1875 
Creator: Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly Company - Wisconsin Historical Society;

Capital Region Ag Team

Schenectady County is served by the Capital Region Ag Program which provides information and resources on soils & climate, ag production, local farmers' markets, and much more!

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Dairy cattle in the Cornell Dairy Research Center in Harford, NY (Cornell University Photography).

Dairy Resources

Visit our suggested links and fact sheets for information that can help your dairy run efficiently and stay profitable.

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DeWitt Farmers' Market, Ithaca NY

Farmers' Markets

Schenectady County now has more farmers' markets and more ways to pay for local farm products to make supporting our farmers even easier.

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Round bales being covered in agricultural plastic; Cornell Recycling Ag Plastics Project (RAPP)

Recycling Ag Plastics

Recycling agricultural plastics is a big challenge for farmers and communities. Learn about Cornell's RAPP project and the "BigFoot Baler" here.

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Adult emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, 1888

Emerald Ash Borer

Learn how to identify the Emerald Ash Borer, monitor your Ash trees, detect and report possible EAB in your trees, and more, with resources we've compiled on this site.

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Broiler chickens at Nick's Organic Farm in Adamstown, MD (USDA).


Find research and links to reliable information for a variety of poultry topics and 4-H poultry programs here.

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Last updated October 3, 2017