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Specialists

The Harvest New York Specialists cover multiple regions within New York State. 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.


Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson

Urban Agriculture Specialist

Areas of Interest: Urban Agriculture, IPM, Soil Management

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Cheryl Bilinski

Cheryl Bilinski

Local Food Distribution & Marketing Specialist

Areas of Interest: Food-to-Institution Programs, Farm-Based Beverages, Local Food Promotion

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Alison Espinosa

Alison Espinosa

WNY Urban Gardens Specialist

Areas of Interest: Community Gardens, Compost Management

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Yolanda Gonzalez

Yolanda Gonzalez

Urban Agriculture Specialist

Areas of Interest: Urban Agriculture, Marketing

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Kwesi Joseph

Kwesi Joseph

Urban Gardens Specialist

Areas of Interest: NYC Urban Garden, Compost Management, IPM

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Becky O'Connor

Becky O'Connor

Farm to Institution Coordinator

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Anya Osatuke

Anya Osatuke

WNY Berry Specialist

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Lindsey Pashow

Lindsey Pashow

Ag Business Development & Marketing Specialist

Areas of Interest: Horticulture Marketing, Craft Beverage Industry, Produce Auction

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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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Daniela Vergara

Daniela Vergara

Emerging Crops Specialist

Areas of Interest: Hemp, hops, and other new crops to NYS

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Upcoming Events

Fall Strawberry Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 20, 2021
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Fillmore, NY

Deb Wagoner of Wagoner Bees and Produce will lead a discussion of weed control techniques including types of plastic mulch and how they are used to prevent weed infestation in strawberry systems. She will share her experience with irrigation scheduling and a labeling system used for cultivar tracking. She'll also share information about her strawberry harvester with a description of item cost and functionality.

Attendees will also hear from Integrated Weed Management Specialist, Bryan Brown, and WNY Berry Specialist, Anya Osatuke, as they review late-fall pests, fertility management, and seasonal factors determining when to apply a winter mulch to a strawberry planting. 

1.0 DEC credit in categories 10, 1a, 21, 22, and 23 will be offered.
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