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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NEW: Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – FINAL VERSION

See the link below for the FINAL VERSION of the plan:
2015 Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan 2015

Also, for a briefer overview, check out the Executive Summary: 2015 Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – Executive Summary


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2015 Master Gardener Plant Sale

May 15, 2015 at 10:00AM

Spring means gardening and gardening mean the CCEDC Master Gardener Plant Sale! Come browse an amazing selection of annuals, herbs, perennials and vegetables! The dates are May 15th and May 16th. » Read More

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USDA has confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the U.S.

April 2015

Since December 2014, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been found in poultry and wild birds in the U.S. All poultry owners need to be on the lookout for signs of HPAI and use good biosecurity practices to protect their birds. There is no immediate public health concern from the viruses. » Read More

Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update April, 2015

April 2015

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

Money Management Tools for Success

March 2015

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County and The Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition presents Money Management Tools for Success. » Read More