Agriculture

Cornell Cooperative Extension Lewis County offers research-based resources and education to our farming community, and addresses the overall goals of our local Ag & Farmland Protection Plans. Educators help farms to remain viable and profitable businesses by providing comprehensive, research-based information in animal and natural resource husbandry, business planning and marketing, diversified farm products, and technical and financial support opportunities. We connect clients with Cornell University faculty, Extension experts, and with other community agencies that also can provide information and support.


AGRICULTURE IN LEWIS COUNTY

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. We offer resources and programs related to dairy farming, livestock management, agronomy, ag economic development, natural resources, horticulture, maple production and much more.

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Dairy Farm Transitions

Check out this resource for considering changes on the farm.

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Pond Safety

Lack of close supervision, underestimating children's curiosity or overestimating their sense of judgment all contribute to young children drowning in farm ponds. Learn how to keep your pond safe, here.

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Raising Beef

Beef cattle comprise an important agricultural sector. Our links and resources can help to support your beef cattle operation.

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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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Guide to Farming

Updated for 2017! "The Guide to Farming in NY State" covers topics pertinent to planning and operating a farm business, from getting started, to selling what you produce. Free download here!

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Livestock

We work with beef, sheep, goat, hog, horse, and poultry producers in this region to help you achieve more efficient and profitable outcomes on your farm.

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Contact

Michele Ledoux
Association Executive Director
mel14@cornell.edu
(315) 376-5270

Last updated August 3, 2018