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.
Contact Cornell Vegetable Program
Julie KikkertTeam Leader, Extension Vegetable Specialist
CCE Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424-1049
phone 585-394-3977 x404
Elizabeth BuckExtension Vegetable Specialist
CCE Erie County
21 South Grove St
East Aurora, NY 14052
Robert HadadExtension Vegetable Specialist
Christy HoeptingExtension Vegetable Specialist
CCE Orleans County
12690 Rt. 31
Albion, NY 14411
Margie LundExtension Vegetable Specialist
Judson ReidExtension Vegetable Specialist
CCE Yates County
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Sarah CaldwellField Technician
Lori KoenickProject Assistant
Angela OchterskiCommunications and Administrative Lead
phone 585-394-3977 x426
Steve ReinersCo-Team Leader, Cornell University
NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting
March 18, 2024
Processing vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support crop production for Farm Fresh First/Nortera Foods, Seneca Foods and/or Love Beets, are encouraged to sign-up for the 2024 NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable! You will:
- Network at this in-person meeting.
- Learn the results of industry-funded research.
- Have a voice in Cornell research and Extension.
- Earn 3.25 DEC pesticide applicator recertification credits
- Earn Certified Crop Advisor Credits
Oswego Muck Onion Growers Pre-Season Meeting: Stop the Rot, Nematodes and SLB Fungicide Resistance
March 20, 2024
Christy Hoepting and Frank Hay will get growers ready for the season with updates on managing Stemphylium Leaf Blight fungicide resistance, progress made towards understanding and managing bacterial bulb rot of onion, and results of the 2023 nematode survey and research project. 2.5 DEC recertification credits will be offered in categories 1A, 10 and 23.
2024 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event
March 22, 2024
The NYS Dry Bean Meeting will be paired with the annual Dry Bean Cutting Event again this year! The morning meeting will include presentations on the latest dry bean research in New York, with topics including market updates, white mold management, western bean cutworm management, dry bean variety testing, and incorporating NY dry beans into schools. 1.5 DEC credits will be available in categories 10, 1a, 21, 23. CCA credits will be available too.
The Dry Bean Cutting will follow the meeting and showcase the canned dry beans from the 2023 Dry Bean Variety Trial.