Cornell Vegetable Program Enrollment

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  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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  • On-Farm Research Trials

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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


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

Managing Soil Nitrogen in Winter High Tunnels

March 5, 2021

To meet the year-round demand for locally produced food, vegetable farmers have embraced protected agriculture to extend their growing season, improve yields, and enhance crop quality. However, a statewide survey found that after several growing seasons, farmers struggle to maintain productivity due to challenges in long term soil health and fertility management. Cornell Cooperative Extension is exploring practices that high tunnel growers can adopt to better manage soil fertility and improve soil health.

Grab your lunch and join us for a virtual conversation on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm to hear our project updates and research results.

Assess and Prevent Food Safety Risks in Leafy Greens Production

March 18, 2021

This training will provide an overview of possible sources of contamination related to soil amendments, wildlife, water, post-harvest handling, transportation and more. This training will emphasize specific risks that leafy greens growers may experience, identify tangible corrective actions that can be taken, and provide participants the opportunity to work through example scenarios as a group.

2021 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2021

Join the us for the annual Dry Bean Meeting! There will be presentations covering the latest research in NY dry beans. Topic areas include market updates, white mold management, Western bean cutworm and soybean cyst nematode management, herbicide resistance management, dry bean variety testing, and incorporating NY dry beans into schools. This meeting is sponsored by Genesee Valley Bean Company, and Bayer CropScience.

Announcements

Essentials of Farm Food Safety for Farmworkers

Call to Schedule a Tailored Training for Your Farm Workers
This is a training is brought to you by the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program. Workers will learn the importance of farm food safety and the ins and outs of how it works on the farm and field.

This training aims to cover many of the required worker training topics set forth by GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices and FSMA (the Food Safety Modernization Act), or other 3rd party auditing programs. This training series primarily focuses on training farmworkers in the produce industry. Because Food Safety is a company-wide responsibility, we invite all farm employees to participate in this training. Each farm has unique operating practices but the basics of food safety are critical skill set needed for workers to have if a smoothly operating food safety program is going to work on your farm. Topics covered include:
  • Understand the role of worker training in ensuring food safety on your farm
  • Cover all the important points required for training
  • Identify challenges to consider when training workers and discuss solutions
  • Cover required records for training
  • Introduce resources available to managers to assist in training
  • Why is farm food safety important?
  • How does produce become contaminated?
  • What are the signs that you or a coworker are ill?
  • How can you minimize food safety risks on the farm?
  • What should you do if you see a risk you cannot reduce or eliminate?
  • And much more
We can provide a tailored training for your workers through an online program before the season starts or combine workers with another farm to do a larger training. Contact Robert Hadad for more information.