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.

Upcoming Events

Log Inoculation Party

April 28, 2024
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
New York, NY

Join us for a log inoculation party and Community Mushroom Educator (CME) reunion at the Randall's Island Urban Farm with past and prospective CMEs. We will be inoculating local tree species with shiitake and oyster spawn as part of a larger research project with the Randall's Island Park Alliance Urban Farm and Cornell Cooperative Extension. 


Field Guide: Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables

Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables aims to help urban farmers and gardeners find, identify, and understand the most common and important insects and other arthropod pests found in New York City farms and gardens. Some of these pests are rarely mentioned in other guides but are common in NYC. The guide emphasizes scouting tips, including how to identify pests by the damage they leave behind, even when you can't find the insect itself.

This guide was created as a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension's Harvest New York team and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.