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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Free Legal Seminar for Relatives Raising Children

January 18, 2015 at 4:45PM

A Legal Seminar for Relative Caregivers will include a panel of attorneys who will discuss relevant legal issues including custody, visitation, and special education. The youth will enjoy an evening of skating, eating pizza and meeting new friends at Roller Magic. A special bullying prevention workshop led by the Mediation Center of Dutchess County staff will also be provided. » Read More

Vegetable Gardening A-Z: 2015

February 20, 2015 at 6:30PM

Vegetable Gardening A-Z: This 5 session course covers the fundamentals of growing vegetables, from selecting varieties and planting seeds and transplants, to growing and harvesting. We will look at how to protect your garden from pests both big and tiny and cover techniques such as growing beds, mulching, watering, crop rotation and garden design. This information will help experienced gardeners take their garden to the next level. » Read More

Regional 4-H Horse Bowl

February 28, 2015 at 9:00AM

Join us for Regional 4-H Horse Bowl (locaiton to be announced)! » Read More

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Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update December, 2014

December 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

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