“BUILDING STRONG AND VIBRANT NEW YORK COMMUNITIES”
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Essex County provides an educational system that enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work
FOR THE CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION BUILDING
AT THE WESTPORT FAIRGROUNDS
Help save this building for another 100 years
- Solid foundation, building envelop, and infrastructure upgrade
- Handicapped accessibility: restrooms, ramps, and lift
- Energy efficiency: insulation, windows, lighting and heating systems
- Facade restoration: porches, porticos, cupola and windows.
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Educational Programs and Resources
Our Adirondack Harvest program links local farmers with local and regional markets to enhance revenues and strengthen the county’s agricultural economy. This includes marketing, new product development, and educational programs. Click here to view our 2012-13 Local Food Guide.
For up to date agricultural information on NNY Crops, Dairy, Direct Marketing, Farm Business Management, Horticulture, Livestock, or Maple/Forestry; click here. These programs offer production and profitability skills to farmers, while helping them to protect the environment at the same time.
For local information on commercial apples, and grapes; click here
CCE and the Essex County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board coordinate the Agricultural District program and Conservation Easement purchase program.
We have 3 experiment stations in Essex County: Uihlein Maple Station, Uihlein Potato Research Station, and Cornell Willsboro Research Farm for crop management.
NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
We assist lake and river associations to implement projects supported by the community such as Lake Champlain Basin Program, Lincoln Pond Assoc., Goodnow Flow Assoc., Boquet River Assoc. and Au Sable River Assoc., etc. We provide assistance for fledgling not-for-profit groups to organize and implement community development such as the Altai Assistance Project. We provide invasive animal and weed control recommendations as well as working with organizations to implement community control programs.
We have more than 35 trained and active Master Gardeners, a Consumer Horticulture Hot-Line web site, and a variety of educational programs including participation with farmers’ markets. We coordinate the Clinton/Essex Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. Commercial horticulture is implemented through a contract with Clinton County. This includes: research and educational programs on turf care and landscape practices, non-toxic, integrated pest management (IPM) strategies, and coordination of pesticide applicator trainings and recertification classes.
FAMILY AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Eat Smart New York (ESNY): Our Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (SNAP Education) provides funding for target audiences to receive free programs on improving food safety, healthy food choices, and food resource management and food security. .
Nutrition Education: An agreement with Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Adirondack Medical Home of Clinton and Essex Counties funds nutrition services for diagnosed clients with nutrition-related diseases such as diabetes, weight management, and food allergies to learn how to manage their diet and disease.
- Diabetes Support Group in Essex County.
- ACAP Head Start nutrition programs.
- Office for the Aging senior nutrition sites.
ENERGY EDUCATION AND RESOURCES
NYSERDA and NY Energy Smart programs on energy conservation and energy resource management. Check out the energy smart rebates for residents, contractors and suppliers who participate in the Energy Smart program. Check our website for upcoming community events.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Essex County
PO Box #388 or 3 Sisco St. Westport NY 12993
P (518) 962-4810 F (518) 962-8241
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This site was last updated: June 27, 2012
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