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

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


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4-H Public Presentations

March 7, 2015 at 9:00AM

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The Farmers' MBA* Program

March 9, 2015 at 12:00AM

Do you want to 'grow' your agricultural business? Then these are the programs for you! » Read More

GAPs (Good Agriculture Practices) Training

March 9, 2015 at 9:00AM

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County is hosting a two day certification training on GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) on March 9 & 10, 2015 » Read More

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Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update February, 2015

February 2015

First update of the New Year! 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

Annual CAC/EMC Roundtable Forum

February 2015

The Environment & Energy Program will host the Annual CAC and EMC Roundtable Forum on *Wednesday, February 25 from 7 -9 pm* at the Farm and Home Center. The Roundtable provides a valuable opportunity for volunteer members of municipal Conservation Advisory Councils (CACs) and the Dutchess County Environmental Management Council (EMC) to share 2014 successes and challenges, learn what neighboring municipalities are working on, and prioritize goals for 2015. » Read More

2015 Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip

January 2015

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County is now taking reservations for our annual bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show! » Read More