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Agriculture

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga 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.

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Keith and Judy have a combined 65 years of Agricultural Education and community service Experience.  Our agricultural educators cover the following subject matter areas:

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Field Crops Keith Severson, 315-255-1183 ext. 225

  • Field Crops (corn, hay, small grains, soybeans, cover crops)
  • Soil Testing and Soil Survey Interpretation
  • Soil Nutrient Management and fertilizer recommendations
  • Pest Management, Pesticide Applicator Training Certification
  • Manure Management By Product Utilization

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Dairy Judy Wright, 315-255-1183 ext. 234

  • Animal Science
  • Agricultural Economic Development
  • Business Management
  • Farm Succession
  • Leadership Development
  • Beginning Farmers

CURRENT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

  • Dairy Management Teams
  • Recycling Agricultural Plastic Program (RAPP)
  • ADAPT-N (nitrogen management of corn)

OUTREACH 

  • Newsletters including Ag Alert our local update on agricultural hot topics
  • Discussion Groups – Focused Workshops
  • Pesticide recertification classes
  • Production oriented meetings
  • Training classes – pesticide, nutrient management, certification training
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Demonstration field plots
  • Resources to Add value to products
  • Agricultural Land-use planning
  • Support in analyzing your business and developing business plans
  • Promotional activities for supporting local producers, including facilitating meetings
  • Youth educational and career support resources
  • Transfer of research information to and from Cornell University
  • Farm succession planning
  • Farm visits by appointment
  • Tours

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