About Program

About ProgramHarvest New York is an innovative Cornell Cooperative Extension team that focuses on Growing New York's Farm and Food Economy.

Harvest New York seeks to link consumers and producers in the following project areas:

Local Food and Supply Chain Management
Harvest NY analyzes supply chain logistics and inefficiencies to develop solutions that create resiliency and self-reliance in the New York farm food value chain. Educators work in Farm-to-School, New York Grown and Certified, food safety, and farm-based beverages. Our work promotes economic growth and consumer access to New York products.

Urban Agriculture
Promoting sustainable commercial agriculture development and entrepreneurship for urban farms producing in soil, greenhouses, or vertical/enclosed facilities through educational programming in production, harvesting, packaging, marketing, and food safety.

Community Gardens
Fostering innovative urban farming methods that improve ecological resilience and meet urgent food access needs through community education, engagement and empowerment.

Emerging Crops
Exploring the potential for new crops including Cannabis, small fruits, hops and more.

Ag Climate Resiliency
Encouraging implementation of mitigation practices to help protect New York farms from the real challenges of climate change.

Specialists in these areas develop educational programs that increase agricultural investments, profitability and sustainability by:
  • Maximizing connections to research and resources of Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Responding to emerging opportunities
  • Assisting with workforce development and business expansion
  • Increasing the profitability of this key New York industry
Harvest New York is funded by New York State.

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