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

Job Opening for CCE Herkimer County Executive Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County, NY seeks a dynamic Executive Director to provide overall leadership, program delivery and management for a non-formal education organization which is part of the national land grant university system. Candidates should demonstrate success with grantsmanship, management of community-based organizations, volunteer engagement & management and partnership with local/County/State government. Masters degree and four years of experience required. Salary range of $60,000 – $70,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2019. Apply at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/Executive-Director—Herkimer–NY_WDR-00018210 Please upload cover letter and resume with application. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


Positions Available: Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Stewards & Lead Stewards – Along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, NY

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Watercraft Stewards provide public education and outreach on statewide Clean, Drain, Dry practices in an effort to help prevent the spread of AIS. Stewards also use an app to collect and enter research data daily. Stewards interact daily with anglers, boaters and other patrons at launch sites.

Stewards work independently at designated boat launch sites along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers (including in Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Green, Herkimer, Montgomery, Orange, Saratoga, Schenectady, Ulster, Washington, and Westchester counties).  Launch sites in Herkimer County are located in Frankfort, Herkimer, Little Falls and Ilion.

For more information and to apply see: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCECareerPage/job/New-York-State-Other/Aquatic-Invasive-Species-Watercraft-Stewards—Lead-Stewards—Along-the-Hudson-and-Mohawk-Rivers–NY_WDR-00018168


Cornell Local Roads Program Hosting Workshop in Herkimer Co on March 26

The Cornell Local Roads Program will be hosting a workshop for local highway and public works departments in Herkimer County at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds on March 26th, 2019. Local transportation departments are invited to attend. The workshop costs $50 per attendee and runs from 8:30am to 3pm with breakfast and lunch provided. More information is available on their website at https://www.clrp.cornell.edu/workshops/workshops.htm


New York State Grown & Certified Food Safety Producer Grants

NY State Dept of Ag and Markets has awarded a $500,000 grant to implement the program in the Mohawk Valley Region. CCE Oneida County was chosen as the administrator of these funds for the following six counties: Fulton/Montgomery, Herkimer, Otsego/Schoharie and Oneida to help Mohawk Valley producers meet the food safety standards necessary for participation in the certification program. See more…


Check out our new page, Wild Game Resources, to see information on The Wild Harvest Table, a website devoted to procuring, preparing and consuming wild fish and game.

Be sure to check out our Farmers’ Market page for the days/times of a Herkimer County FM near you.

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, Livestock 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 2018

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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Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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