Who To Call About What In Niagara Country Agriculture

For More Information (Niagara County staff)

John A. Farfaglia, Extension Educator

Phone: 716-433-8839 x226
E-mail: jaf21@cornell.edu

Karen M. Krysa, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 716-433-8839 x221
E-mail: kmk27@cornell.edu

Cornell Cooperative Extension – Niagara County (CCE)
4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094
716-433-8839

Area (multi-county) Agricultural Specialists

Lake Ontario Fruit Program team
(for details on team responsibilities and contact information, go to: www.hort.cornell.edu/extension/commercial/fruit/lof )
Deborah Breth, Team Leader/ entomologist -
Mario Mirando Sazo, cultural practices
Craig Kahlke, fruit quality management
Alison DeMarree, fruit business management, production economics

Lake Erie Regional Grape Program team
(for details on team responsibilities and contact information, go to: http://lergp.cce.cornell.edu/ )
Timothy H. Weigle, Team Leader, integrated pest managment specialist (IPM)
Kevin Martin, business management
Andrew Muza, viticulture and general topics

Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program team
(for details on team responsibilities and contact information, go to: www.nwnyteam.org )
Dr. Michael Stanyard, Team Leader, field crops, entomology
Bill Verbeten, field crops
Dr. Jerry Bertoldo, dairy
John Hanchar, farm business management
Collin McCarthy, dairy
Nancy Glazier, small farms, beef, sheep & swine

Cornell Vegetable Program
(for details on team responsibilities and contact information, go to: http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu )
Dr. Julie R. K. Kikkert, Team Leader, processing vegetables
Robert Hadad, fresh market vegetables
Christy Hoepting, muckland vegetables
Carol MacNeil, processing vegetables
Judson Reid, small scale vegetable production & Farm development, agronomy, livestock production, marketing, insurance, regulations, taxes, pesticide certification, and general education

Other Contacts

Deer and nuisance wildlife permits
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Region 9 Office (DEC)
270 Michigan Avenue
Buffalo, NY
716-851-7000

Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District (NCSWCD)
4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094
716-434-4949
Farm land improvement (drainage/erosion issues, soil types, nutrient management), conservation programs, seedling tree sales, soil maps, acreage calculations, soil groupings, and Agriculture Environmental Management (AEM)

Farm loans, disaster payments, crop insurance
Farm Service Agency (FSA-USDA)
USDA Service Center, 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094
716-433-6703

Federal conservation programs like WHIP, WRP, CRP, EQIP
Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS-USDA)
4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094
716-434-4949

COMMON AGENCY ABBREVIATIONS
CCE: Cornell Cooperative Extension
SWCD: Niagara County Soil and Water Conservation District
FSA: Farm Service Agency
NRCS: Natural Resources Conservation Service
DEC: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture