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:
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.
Last updated May 8, 2017