Welcome to all things Cooperative Extension!  Don’t forget to check out our Calendar and News links above!  Find out more about CCE in our Centennial Celebration Video!

Would you like more information about our programs?  Send us your questions at  wayne@cornell.edu!  Check out our summer newsletter and 2014 Annual Report and Newsletter . To get on the mailing list, please call, 315-331-8145 or email wayne@cornell.edu

2015 Annual Meeting -click for flyer
Please join us – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County’s Annual Meeting. Friday, November 6 at the Blue Heron Hills Golf Club in Macedon. Guest speaker Chris Hartman, President and Founder of Headwater Food Hub talking about “Food Hubs and the scaling up of a local food system.” Just $15/person, RSVP by October 28!

Sept 22 – JOBS ARE AVAILABLE !   Thanks to the wonderful candidates who applied for our numerous nutrition positions.  All of our “new” positions in nutrition are filled!  Continue to watch here as CCE Wayne may have other local positions.  We have one position open at this time. The assistant bookkeeper position has been filled!      Applications are being accepted for Nutrition and Consumer Science Team Coordinator (MS +2yr exp req. in nutrition, public health or related field)  – formal application information is available here, job number #29232  Applications will be accepted until Oct 9 (time is extended), or until the position is filled.  For any of our positions, ONLY emailed resumes will be accepted.  

Other Employment opportunities with Cornell Cooperative Extension.


Updated news can be found on our “news” tab above.  Check out for the newest info – recent topics are:  late blight and soil health day, posted July 24.


Farmers’ Markets are just starting and in full swing!  Seek out new produce throughout the growing season.  Greens, asparagus and strawberries will be ready soon!  Attached is the listing of markets in the Wayne County area. Check out the Northeast Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables website.


Master Gardeners: Master Gardeners resume regular hours NOW.  Volunteers are available to answer your questions Tuesday and Friday morning from 9am – noon.  At other times, please leave a detailed message at (315)331-8415 ext. 107 or e-mail us at mgwayne@cornell.edu. Please include your telephone number so a Master Gardener will be able to return a call to you or get more information if necessary. Also please provide your mailing address so that we can send you a fact sheet or other relevant material that may be available.

If you need to drop off a plant, insect, or soil sample you can do so from 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. Our office is located at 1581 Rte. 88 North in Newark. You can also email questions to mgwayne@cornell.edu

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardner program is a program run with and for our specially trained volunteers.  Only those volunteers who have completed 100+ hours of training and have passed an exam can consider themselves Master Gardeners.  We are very proud of our dedicated group of volunteers!


Click here to go tot he New York Extension Disaster Education Network page

Click here to go to the New York Extension Disaster Education Network page

Emergency Preparedness Resources You can Use: General information on emergency preparedness is available through NY EDEN (Extension Disaster Education Network), a resource of Cornell Cooperative Extension.  This is a collaboration with NYS Emergency Preparedness and FEMA.  At the NY site, you can also access the national website and see all the information available through our network of collaborators.  At that site there are links and specific fact sheets that you would need in an emergency, like: potential source of water in a drought, what to do with food in the refrigerator or freezer when the electricity goes out, how to care for pets when supplies are limited, etc.  Please check out these resources or call the office with specific questions.


4-H and Agriculture Enrollment is now available!

More info on 4-H is on our 4-H website and you can still enroll and find out more info by calling the office or emailing to wayne@cornell.edu

2015 Ag Enrollment is now available! Enroll now by printing out these two pages and mailing in your form. More information about our regional agriculture teams is available on our Ag Specialist Page. Sign up now to get all the specialist teams’ newsletter and educational activities announcement.  CCE Wayne now has information for growers of all commodities  with the addition of our new  for 2015 – Finger Lakes Grape Program, enroll now!


Cornell Cooperative Extension Board of Directors: Persons with an interest in serving a three year term as a member of our Board of Directors are encouraged to submit an application throughout the year. Applications are taken throughout the year.   Final applications, prior to elections,are due Friday Aug 21, 2015.  Elections only take place at our annual meeting, normally held on the first Friday in November.    Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information please read the press release here.  For 2015:  Board meetings are normally held the first Tuesday  of the month at 5:00pm at the CCE Office in Newark. Operating Guidelines of the Board of Directors can be found here.  There are some changes in this year’s meeting schedule due to holidays:  There will be no board meeting on July 7.  The last board meeting was held Tuesday, July 28th at 5pm Likewise, in September, there will be no board meeting on Sept 1, it will be held on Tuesday, Sept 15 at 5pm.  The Board of Directors sets direction for all current and new programs of Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County, in addition to having responsibility for finance and human resources for the association. Applications are reviewed by the nominations committee. There are special eligibility requirements, please check Article V of the Constitution, found on our “About Us” tab located above.   This year’s annual meeting will be held November 6, 2015.


We are always looking for volunteers, whether to serve on our Board of Directors, become a 4-H Club or Project Leader, or become a trained member of our Master Gardeners!  Please contact us for more information and learn more about becoming a volunteer for CCE through our YouTube video!


Clyde, Savannah and Galen residents, click here for the SOAR (Strengthening Our Area Residents) application and information for resident health improvement projects: SOAR application for health improvement projects.


Check out the calendar tab above for more direction information on upcoming classes and workshops!

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