Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County is located in the heart of the Mohawk Valley and extends north to the Adirondacks.  Herkimer County is home to approximately 65,000 residents, and is made up of nineteen small communities that share a single vision: to maintain a high quality of life for the county’s citizens and visitors.  We are proud to be a part of that vision as our vision statement is “Building Strong and Vibrant New York Communities.”


5657 State Route 5, Herkimer, NY 13350    Map
Click on above “map” link, then put your address in for turn-by-turn directions to our office! Or, click on “About Us” for general driving directions. Please note that this will give you a general idea of our location. We are located in the COR Properties Business Park, in the building on the left about half way down.

Phone: 315.866.7920
Fax: 315.866.0870
Email: herkimer@cornell.edu

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Recruiting Women for an Exciting New Heart Disease Prevention Research Study in Herkimer County

Last Chance: Call Now!

Strong Hearts for New York is a new heart disease prevention study for rural towns offered through a partnership between Bassett Research Institute and Cornell University. The research study developed by Cornell University is funded specifically by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Cornell has partnered with Bassett Research Institute and Cornell Cooperative Extension to deliver the program at no cost to the community. If the study shows beneficial results, not only will the program be available to the wider community, it will be made available to other rural communities around the nation. New York State and your community are helping lead the way in what could prove to be a very exciting breakthrough in cardiovascular disease prevention in rural areas throughout the country.

Dolgeville, Herkimer, Ilion, Little Falls and Mohawk have been selected to participate in this exciting collaborative research study. In this study, we will be examining the effects of one program on the prevention of cardiovascular disease in rural communities. The leading cause of death among adults in New York State including women is heart disease. Therefore we are very pleased to be able to be part of this important research.

Dolgeville, Herkimer, Ilion, Little Falls and Mohawk will be randomly selected to offer the program Strong Hearts, Healthy Communities, starting either in April or October. This program will meet twice per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for one hour each time, for approximately 6 months from 3:30-4:30 pm. Participants will learn and practice good nutrition and physical activity for improved individual, family, and community health.

The benefits participants and their families may experience are weight loss, improved coordination, muscle tone and fitness, improved biochemical markers, reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and enhanced quality of life.

We are seeking women aged 40 and over, who would like to be more active and achieve a healthier weight. Participants can earn up to $130 for completing assessments before, during, and after the study, which will include free blood draws, and nutrition and physical activity questionnaires. They will also be given and nutrition and physical activity assessments before and after the study.

Click here for the flyer. For more information,  go to www.strongheartsnewyork.org    Call Linda Robbins at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County at 315.866.7920 X 223 for screening.



See our Calendar of Events for upcoming programs, including 4-H events. The Useful Links page gives an overview of Herkimer County, New York State, Cornell University and other local resources.

Find directions to our office at About Us. Our Annual Report and Highlights  page can show you a snapshot of our past year(s).

What’s 4-H all about? See the 4-H Youth Development page. Read all about what’s going on in 4-H in the 4-H Facts…4-H Club forms can be found under Club Maintanence.

Find out about Agriculture in Herkimer County, including a link to the Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Team.

Cornell Guidelines to Pest Management  and directions for Soil Sampling  can be found under Horticulture, as well as the recommendations for New York State Vegetable Varieties for 2017

Want to find out how to stretch your food dollars? Check out our Nutrition Education Programs. Find out about EFNEP, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, a free program to help you feed your family better for less.

Need information on home food preservation, including canning, drying and freezing? Find a whole page dedicated to Food Preservation Resources.

The Herkimer County Local Foods Map is a great place to find where to buy local foods. Eighteen vegetables are featured in the Herkimer County Produce Cycle Brochures.

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