CCE loses a great friend and champion
We are deeply saddened by the recent loss of Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City Executive Director Don Tobias. Visionary, teacher, researcher and partner, his legacy will endure through all the lives he touched.
Support for NYS products grows
Dozens of New York State chefs and restaurants have pledged to use more local wines, beers, spirits, and agricultural products. Cornell President David Skorton said that the extensive CCE network and its programs have helped to create this model of mutual cooperation and benefit in New York State.
Discussing ways to combat Lyme Disease
In October, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Chris Gibson discussed their support for a bill supporting legislation for tick disease education, research, and identification at the Agroforestry Resource Center at CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties. The session included staff, board members, tick disease prevention advocates, and individuals with Lyme and other tick related diseases.
Food protection association honor
Senior Extension Associate Ronald Gardner (left), the coordinator of the Pesticide Safety Education Program, received the Emmett R. Gauhn Memorial Award, in Syracuse last month. The award is the NYS Association for Food Protection's highest honor. Gardner was recognized for his outstanding service to this organization during his 30-year career at Cornell.
Dairy Extension workshops & courses
The CU Dairy Foods Extension team is a diverse group with extensive knowledge spanning nearly all aspects of dairy science and technology. Their mission is to provide information and training programs to the dairy production and processing sectors, and address consumer questions and concerns. The team is available to assist CCE in their training and outreach needs at the county level, too.
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