Farm enterprises are a vital part of the agricultural landscape in Delaware County. These include the production of dairy, livestock, greenhouse/landscape nursery, vegetables, equine, field cash crops, fruits, timber, aquaculture, forestry products, maple production and many more. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County provides diverse programming in these areas.
We typically offer programs throughout the year for farmers and local agribusiness personnel. These programs include both traditional classroom settings as well as on farm meetings and farm tours.
- Beef Cattle Management (Blog by Michael Baker, PAS, PhD, Beef Cattle Extension Specialist)
- CCE Equine – A program of CCE Saratoga County which hosts an annual horse symposium.
- Cornell Equine Park
- eXtension Horse community page – FAQs, instructional video lessons, monthly webinars, self-paced certificate courses, and more!
- Horse Genome Project
- Other resources (compiled by CCE Madison County)
- Resources compiled by CCE Chemung County
Sheep & Goat
- Small Ruminant Extension Specialist
- Cornell Sheep Program
- Cornell University Goat Management
- Cornell Sheep & Goat Marketing
- Cornell STAR accelerated lambing system
- FAMACHA Information
- Pork Information Community: A joint partnership between Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (USPCE) which covers topics including health, safety, nutrition, production, behavior, and more.
We also have access to resources and experts for other types of livestock through utilization of resources from Cornell University as well as other land grant agricultural colleges. Please visit our Ag links & resources page for additional resources.
Contact us about the following programs:
- Forest Management – covering issues for the forest owner.
- Targeted conferences in horticulture and livestock production.
- Insect & Disease Diagnosis – Interface with Cornell Diagnostic Labs may be required.
- Free pH Testing
- Soil Testing for Nutrient Levels – sent to Dairy One (fee required).
For more information, contact Rich Toebe
Sr Resource Educator, WAP Dairy/Livestock