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

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant Position (Apply by 8/5/16)

Job Description Summary
Full-time (35 hours per week) position to conduct clerical and administrative support for educational activities along with receptionist duties. Must be high school graduate. Office technology skills required.

Position Details:
Position is non-exempt with hourly rate of $11 per hour. NYS benefits available including vacation, sick, health, and retirement.

How to Apply:
All applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and three work references by August 5, 2016.   Applicants must apply online through the apply button in the job posting.  Click here for more information and to apply.

Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting. For questions, please contact Veronique Stormes vas8@cornell.edu

Upcoming Training:

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer? Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Herkimer, Chenango, Schoharie and Otsego Counties are now accepting applications from area residents who would like to participate in this statewide program. The Master Gardener Program is open to everyone with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.

Training for the program will begin Monday, September 12 and will continue for nine consecutive Mondays through November 14, except Columbus Day (10/10), 9 am – 3 pm each day.  The training will be held at The First Presbyterian Church in Cooperstown.  The cost of the program training is $150.  For details about the 2016 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program see http://cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2016/09/12/master-gardener-volunteer-training-2016. Residents of Herkimer County can call (315)866-7920 by August 26 to apply.

The Cornell Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a public service program that provides training to volunteers to serve their communities through horticulture, gardening, and pest management. Volunteers participate in a series of science-based educational sessions that include many aspects of horticulture and related topics.  In return for this training, volunteers assist local CCE personnel in providing outreach education and information.


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 2016

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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