Becky O'Connor

Becky O'Connor

Farm to School Coordinator, WNY & Finger Lakes

CCE Erie County
cell 845-706-0293

Becky O'ConnorBecky O'Connor is the WNY Farm to Institution Coordinator for Harvest NY. Before joining Harvest NY, Becky served as the Farm to School Coordinator for CCE Erie County, and prior to that, the Western NY Eat Smart New York Program Manager. Becky is working alongside Cheryl Bilinski to expand Farm to Institution programming throughout Western NY, in partnership with county Cooperative Extension offices in Monroe, Wyoming, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Erie, and Chautauqua. Farm to Institution support is also available to other counties should there be interest.

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.