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:

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Updates to the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program

October 1, 2014 at 10:00AM

Learn how the updates to the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program will affect you, your home, your business and your community. A Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project Seminar. » Read More

The Woods in Your Backyard - Part 2 - Taking Action to Create and Enhance Natural Areas on Your Property

October 1, 2014 at 7:00PM

Although we often think about vast forests as the conservation ideal, even patchworks of smaller “backyards” can be important natural assets. By enhancing or creating natural areas and woods on your property, you can enjoy recreation, scenery, wildlife, and good water quality. Owners of even just a few acres can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple stewardship practices learned during The Woods In Your Backyard webinar series. » Read More

September is Kinship Care Month in New York State

October 4, 2014 at 10:00AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed September as Kinship Care Month in the State of New York! » Read More

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Governor Cuomo Announces New Outdoor Farmers' Market to Premiere at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill This Weekend

September 2014

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday that a brand new outdoor farmers' market will premiere this weekend at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, located on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County. Taste NY companies will offer their products every Friday and Sunday through November 2, including a Hudson Valley winery, as well as a number of meat and vegetable producers. » Read More

September is Kinship Care Month is New York State

September 2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed September as Kinship Care Month in New York State. Kinship Care Month provides an opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of countless youth throughout the state and nation who, with the unconditional support of grandparents and other relative, have successfully navigated the emotional difficulties of separation from their parents. » Read More

Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update: September, 2014

September 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