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

Artisan Cheeses of Western New York

May 17, 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and Harvest New York present Artisan Cheeses of Western New York. Western New York is producing some of the most interesting and most thoughtfully created artisan cheeses in the state. Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Processing Specialist (and Harvest NY team member) Carl Moody will give an overview of the cheese-making process and share what artisan cheesemakers are doing in the region as well as samples of some of their best work.
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Cured Meats Workshop

May 31 - June 1, 2017

Ithaca, NY

The Cured Meats Workshop is tailored to small-scale meat processors and restaurant owners interested in creating a value-added meat product for their customers. 
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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.