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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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Amy Bly

Amy Bly

Farm to School Regional Coordinator

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Cheryl Bilinski

Cheryl Bilinski

Local Food Systems Specialist, Farm to School Lead

Areas of Interest: Farm to Institution, Supply Chain Development, Farm-Based Beverages

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Makela Elvy

Makela Elvy

Urban Gardens Specialist

Areas of Interest: Composting, Soil Health, NYC Community Gardens

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Yolanda Gonzalez

Yolanda Gonzalez

Urban Agriculture Specialist

Areas of Interest: Urban Agriculture, Marketing

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Mallory Hohl

Mallory Hohl

Urban Gardens Specialist

Areas of Interest: Nutrition, Farm to School Initiatives, Youth Engagement, Local Food Systems, WNY Urban Gardens

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Kwesi Joseph

Kwesi Joseph

Urban Gardens Specialist

Areas of Interest: NYC Urban Gardening, Cover Crops, Compost Management, IPM

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Becky O'Connor

Becky O'Connor

WNY 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 Auctions

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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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Zach Spangler

Zach Spangler

Ag Climate Resiliency Specialist

Areas of Interest: Resilient Farming Practices, Climate Change Mitigation, Ecosystem Services

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Precious Tshabalala

Precious Tshabalala

Food Systems Specialist

Areas of Interest: Local Food Procurement and Distribution

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Daniela Vergara

Daniela Vergara

Emerging Crops Specialist

Areas of Interest: Hemp, Hops, New Crops to NYS

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Jenna Walczak

Jenna Walczak

Ag Climate Resiliency Specialist

Areas of Interest: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Agroecology

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Sara Jean Whalen

Sara Jean Whalen

Farm to School Regional Coordinator

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Upcoming Events

2022 Field to Pint Tour

October 19, 2022
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join Harvest NY, The Cornell Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County on a full day "Field to Pint Tour" in Columbia and Green Counties. The tour will provide the opportunity to meet local farmers, producers, and end users who contribute to the craft beverage industry in the Hudson Valley and New York. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the final tour stop, Subversive Brewing.

You must be 21or older to attend this event.
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NYC Fungus Festival

October 23, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
New York, NY

Like New Yorkers, fungi are fascinating, surprising, diverse and interconnected. That's why the New York Mycological Society is celebrating them at New York City's very first Fungus Festival on Randall's Island! This free community event welcomes mushroom-curious amateurs and experts of all ages!
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