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Specialists

The Harvest New York Specialists cover multiple regions within New York State. The Specialists work in close consultation with Cornell faculty members, local and regional Extension staff, and grower groups, bringing new information and resources to areas with growth potential.


Samuel Anderson

Samuel Anderson

Urban Agriculture Specialist

Areas of Interest: Urban Agriculture, Marketing

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Yolanda Gonzalez

Yolanda Gonzalez

Urban Agriculture Specialist

Areas of Interest: Urban Agriculture, Marketing

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Esther Kibbe

Esther Kibbe

WNY Berry Specialist

Areas of Interest: Western New York berry production

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Lindsey Pashow

Lindsey Pashow

Ag Business Development & Marketing Specialist

Areas of Interest: Horticulture Marketing, Craft Beverage Industry, Produce Auction

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Judson Reid

Judson Reid

Extension Vegetable Specialist, Team Leader

Areas of Interest: Greenhouse Production, Small Farming Operations, Produce Auctions

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Timothy Terry

Timothy Terry

Farm Strategic Planning Specialist

Areas of Interest: Farm Strategic Planning, Agricultural and CAFO Engineering

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Cheryl Thayer

Cheryl Thayer

Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist

Areas of Interest: Food-to-Institution Programs, Farm-Based Beverages, Local Food Promotion

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Barbara Williams

Barbara Williams

Dairy Processing Specialist

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Anika Zuber

Anika Zuber

Regional Dairy Processing & Marketing Specialist

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Tom Overton

Associate Director, CCE

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calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety (Online Course)

July 1 - December 31, 2018

This online workshop (with rolling registration) is designed for those involved and interested in fluid milk processing and testing with the intent of providing the tools to support and improve on quality assurance/control and food safety programs for bottled milks. While the course design assumes participants have some prior knowledge of dairy microbiology & processing (e.g., Dairy Science & Sanitation Course), critical concepts will be reviewed and expanded on for those who do not. This course can be taken as a stand-along program, but it also fulfills the core training requirement of a Cornell Dairy Foods Certificate for Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety after all required prerequisite courses have been taken (e.g., Dairy Science & Sanitation, HACCP, HTST).
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Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop (VT)

September 25 - September 26, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Colchester, VT

The Dairy Science and Sanitation Workshop is tailored to dairy processing personnel and is designed to help participants understand the basic principles of dairy science and safety, as well as emphasize dairy processing establishment needs related to dairy sanitation to ensure that proper programs are conducted in their establishments. 
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The Science of Cheese Making (Basic Level) and Vat Pasteurization Workshop

October 23 - October 24, 2018

Ithaca, NY

This workshop is designed for cheese manufacturers or others interested in the basic concepts of cheese making and is a required part of the Dairy Extension Basic Cheese Making Certificate Program. The course may also be taken as a stand-alone Basic Cheese Making training. The course begins with an online lecture component covering the key areas related to vat pasteurization and basic cheese making techniques, cheese culture basics, milk defects, cheese defects and cheese marketing. The course will also include 2 days of hands-on pasteurization and cheese making activities.
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Announcements

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts, corn, green peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, savory cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, jalapenos, poblanos, Hungarian hot peppers, summer squash, and zucchini.

Acceptable quality standards and common defects that should be sorted out on the grading line are depicted in these resources, both visually and in outline form. Find all of the grading sheets here.

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