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For New York commercial vegetable production questions ONLY. We will not respond to home gardener questions or inquiries from other states; contact your local Cooperative Extension office.

If you know which specialist or staff member you would like to reach, their contact information is provided below. If, however, you are unsure whom to contact and you are a New York commercial vegetable producer, please use the inquiry form to the right and the appropriate team member will respond to your request.


Julie Kikkert

Julie Kikkert

Team Leader, Extension Vegetable Specialist

CCE Ontario County
480 North Main Street
585-394-3977 x404
Canandaigua, NY 14424-1049

phone 585-394-3977 x404
cell 585-313-8160
fax 585-394-0377


Elizabeth Buck

Elizabeth Buck

Extension Vegetable Specialist

CCE Erie County
21 South Grove St
East Aurora, NY 14052

cell 585-406-3419


Robert Hadad

Robert Hadad

Extension Vegetable Specialist

CCE Monroe County
2449 St. Paul Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14617

cell 585-739-4065
fax 585-753-2560


Christy Hoepting

Christy Hoepting

Extension Vegetable Specialist

CCE Orleans County
12690 Rt. 31
Albion, NY 14411

phone 585-798-4265 x38
cell 585-721-6953
fax 585-798-5191


Margie Lund

Margie Lund

Extension Vegetable Specialist

CCE Steuben County
20 East Morris Street
Bath, NY 14810

cell 607-377-9109


Ali Nafchi

Ali Nafchi

Precision Agriculture Specialist

CCE Genesee County
420 East Main St
Batavia, NY 14020

cell 585-313-6197


Judson Reid

Judson Reid

Extension Vegetable Specialist

CCE Yates County
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527

phone 315-536-5123
cell 585-313-8912
fax 315-536-5117


Sarah Caldwell

Sarah Caldwell

Field Technician


John Gibbons

John Gibbons

Field Technician

CCE Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424



Angela Ochterski

Angela Ochterski

Administrative Assistant

CCE Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424-1049

phone 585-394-3977 x426
fax 585-394-0377


Caitlin Tucker

Caitlin Tucker

Program Assistant


Emma van der Heide

Emma van der Heide

Field Technician


Steve Reiners

Steve Reiners

Co-Team Leader, Cornell University


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Upcoming Events

Storage Crop Facility School: Large-Scale Vegetable (Potato and Cabbage)

December 1, 2020

Speakers from across the Northeast will be presenting on challenges and updates surrounding large-scale potato and cabbage storage. Join us for this FREE online event to hear about storage innovation and updating facilities, decreasing storage diseases, storage funding programs, and farm food safety considerations for storage facilities.

Storage Crop Facility School: Smaller-Scale Mixed Vegetable Storage

December 8, 2020

Join us for this FREE online event to hear the latest information on smaller-scale storage and storage of mixed vegetables. Speakers from across the Northeast and Midwest will be presenting on cold storage construction, humidity and ventilation management, tactics for better storage of produce, decreasing diseases in storage, funding opportunities, and farm food safety considerations for storage facilities.

2020 NYS Processing Vegetable Advisory Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 15, 2020 : Snap Bean Advisory

Processors and growers of snap beans are invited to this FREE online meeting to review the 2020 season and comment on pests and other issues that were encountered. Reports of the 2020 research projects funded by the New York Vegetable Research Association/Council will be given. A group discussion period will include the review of research priorities for the coming year. 0.75 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23 will be offered.

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 15, 2020 : Green Pea and Sweet Corn Advisory

Processors and growers of green peas and sweet corn are invited to this FREE online meeting to review the 2020 season and comment on pests and other issues that were encountered. Reports of the 2020 research projects funded by the New York Vegetable Research Association/Council will be given. A group discussion period will include the review of research priorities for the coming year. 1.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23 will be offered.

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 16, 2020 : Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

Processors and growers of beets and carrots are invited to this FREE online meeting to review the 2020 season and comment on pests and other issues that were encountered. Reports of the 2020 research projects funded by the New York Vegetable Research Association/Council will be given. A group discussion period will include the review of research priorities for the coming year. 1.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23 will be offered.

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