Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, a subordinate governmental agency associated with Cornell University and its land-grant mission since 1869, provides research-based resources, tools and education for the residents and officials of Dutchess County. Our four program areas “Help People Help Themselves” through education on:

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County’s Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM __________________________________________

NEW: Draft of the Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

See the link below for the full draft of the plan:
Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – Draft: October 2014

We will be accepting public comments until Friday November 21, 2014. To submit comments please click here.

Also, for a briefer overview, check out the Executive Summary:
Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – Executive Summary – Draft


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Seminar on Dam Safety and Dam Removal Options

December 2, 2014 at 6:30PM

CCE presents a seminar on Dam Safety and Dam Removal Options. Click here for more information. » Read More

High Tunnel School: Best Management Practices for New High Tunnel Growers

December 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Are you interested in improving your crop yield, quality and profitability? Then join us for this educational program. » Read More

2014 Cornell Landscape Webinar Series

December 4, 2014 at 4:45PM

Join us for our 2nd in a series of Landscape Webinars. This one is titled: Perennial Liners for Landscapers and 2014 Season Disease Wrap-up. » Read More

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Positive Parenting Workshop: Parenting Styles and Discipline

November 2014

Are You a Jelly Fish or a Brick Wall? Join us for a workshop and find out your parenting style. » Read More

Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update November, 2014

November 2014

Check out the Environment and Energy Program's monthly update to learn more about: upcoming events, outdoor recreation, green living tips, environmental resources and materials, and environmental notice bulletins for Dutchess County. The update is sent out via e-mail, and is also posted on the CCE Dutchess website on the first Friday of every month. » Read More

2014 Christmas Tree Directory for Dutchess County

November 2014

Dutchess County is available. » Read More