The Harvest New York staff members are scattered across western and northern New York. 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.

Carl Moody

Carl Moody

Regional Dairy Processing Specialist

Areas of Interest: Dairy Product Manufacturing and Quality, Food Safety, Organic, and Employee Training

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Lindsey Pashow

Lindsey Pashow

Ag Business Development & Marketing Specialist

Areas of Interest: Marketing, Business Planning, Farm to Institute, Food Safety

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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

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MacKenzie Waro

MacKenzie Waro

Livestock Processing & Marketing Specialist

Areas of Interest: Livestock Production, Livestock Product Marketing, Meat Marketing, Land Preservation

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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

HACCP/Food Safety Plans

April 13 - April 14, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Watertown, NY

This course is designed to provide a hands-on, practical approach to developing food safety plans for your operation. It is ideally suited for plant/corporate management, production, QA/QC, engineering, maintenance, and sanitation personnel.
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Manure Handling and Storage Workshop

April 13, 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Arcade, NY

Local farms and agency representatives with manure handling questions and concerns are invited to join Harvest New York for this in-depth workshop on manure handling and storage. 
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Lamb Processing and Cooking 2.0

April 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cobleskill, NY

Use the whole lamb...not just too!
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Alternative Markets for Malting Barley

What will you do if the malting barley you've grown does not meet the specs of your maltster? Plan ahead for an alternative market for rejected barley. This can help minimize economic losses if the crop is rejected based on grain quality 

Harvest NY, together with CCE Erie County, has put together an informative flyer about Malting Barley Alternative Markets. The publication covers market opportunities for rejected barley and potential buyers. Read more...

Upcoming Beef, Lamb, and Pork Processing Workshops

Harvest New York, in collaboration with SUNY Cobleskill, is offering workshops for animal producers on Beef, Lamb and Pork processing to maximize profit! Read more...

Western NY Food Hub looking for produce farmers!

Eden Valley Growers (EVG) is opening their doors to new produce growers interested in selling through wholesale market channels! Dubbed the Western NY Food Hub, this business diversification will provide qualified growers with immediate access to wholesale markets. Based in Erie County, EVG is a vegetable growing farm cooperative that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Recognizing the increasing demand for locally grown food and the considerable assets the cooperative has, both in terms of infrastructure, sales and marketing, they are eager to provide Western NY farmers with a viable market for their produce. Click HERE to see more information.