Dairy Food Processing

Dairy Food Processing

Increased Food Markets

Increased Food Markets

Dairy Farm Strategic Planning

Dairy Farm Strategic Planning

Harvest New York

Harvest New York is a project in Western New York, begun in 2012, which expands and enhances existing agriculture extension programs with the addition of three new areas of expertise.

Dairy Processing and Food Safety Specialists: Focus on dairy and food processing, with emphasis on dairy processing manufacturers making artisan cheeses, ice cream, yogurt, and other value-added dairy products

Local Food Distribution and Marketing Specialists: Increase investment and jobs in agricultural and food systems to enhance the viability of farms through expansion, value-added production, diversification, and distribution of locally produced fruits and vegetables

Dairy Modernization and Profitability Specialists: Focus on capitalizing on the emerging opportunities for economic growth and sustainability that can be attained by increasing milk production

Specialists in these areas develop educational programs that increase agricultural investments, profitability and sustainability by:

  • Maximizing connections to research and resources of Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Responding to emerging opportunities
  • Assisting with workforce development and business expansion
  • Increasing the profitability of this key New York industry

Agriculture production varies considerably across New York State and this project demonstrates the effectiveness of a focused regional approach that builds on the success of established regional agriculture educators.

Visit Harvest New York online at http://harvestny.cce.cornell.edu/.

Informational brochure: Harvest New York Program Overview

Impacts in New York: Program Highlights, April-June 2016

The Harvest New York territory includes 16 counties, highlighted in green in the map below.

Harvest New York county coverage

Last updated July 26, 2019