The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.
How it all came to be . . .
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in Delaware County.
We will continue to serve as a fundamental catalyst for promoting quality of life in Delaware County by linking university-based research and innovative land-grant university programming with the talents, enthusiasm and goals of community groups, agencies, institutions, volunteers and our program staff through pro-active planning, focused programming and on-going partnering.
Our annual report is filled with snapshots of programs that show you an overview of the newest and most exciting programs. For greater details, feel free to browse the rest of our website or visit our Facebook pages. We want to thank the Extension staff, volunteers, program partners, the county board of supervisors, and members for helping to make a difference in the lives of people through Extension programs each year.
2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President : Donna Dickson-Noonan
Vice President: Abby Wilson, Delhi
Secretary: Jill Coleman, Delhi
Treasurer: Andrea Balcom, Andes
Supervisor Representatives: Wayland Gladstone, Andes; Dennis Valente, Davenport Center
Cornell Representative: Danielle Hautaniemi
Members: Dean Darling, Stamford; Jennifer Gerster, Davenport Center; Robert Hansen, Sidney; Carol Ann Michalski, Walton; Carolyn Scobie, DeLancey; Betty Scott, Unadilla; Kathleen Cuomo, Walton; Paul Crognale, Unadilla: Chrissy Evans, Walton
Agriculture Program Committee:
Chairperson: Fred Kuhn, Grand Gorge
Vice Chairperson: Jason Mondore, DeLancey
Dick Latourette, Sidney Center
Brad Taggert, Sidney Center
Carolyn Scobie, DeLancey
Paul Crognale, Unadilla
Vanessa Merrill, Walton
Janet Beken Smith, Stamford Advisor
Dr. Chris Camann, Unadilla, Advisor
Human Ecology Program Committee:
Chairperson: Donna Dickson-Noonan, Bovina Center
Vice Chairperson: Paul DeAndrea, Franklin
Secretary: Karen Ogborn, Hobart
Joan Hale, Sidney
Kathi Herzog, Hancock
Paula Brown, Downsville
Carol Ann Michalski, Walton
4-H Youth Development Program Committee:
Chairperson: Donna Machala, Oneonta
Vice Chairperson: Jill Coleman, Delhi
Secretary: Megan Eklund, Stamford
Morgan George, Sidney Center
Christine Evans, Walton
Amanda Madugno, Deposit
Stacy Palmatier, Hobart
George Machala, Teen Advisor
Jessica Coleman, Teen Advisor
Equity and Justice Statement
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a respected and trusted leader in linking university research and experiential learning to the problems and issues facing a diverse society. Drawing on public and private resources, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County (CCEDC) provides innovative, flexible, and participant-driven programs that promote new ways of learning, thinking, and acting. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County through Ag & Natural Resources, Family and Nutrition, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, and Rural Healthcare Alliance programs enhance the quality of life by promoting individual growth, strengthening families, improving the economic well-being of businesses, enhancing the environment, and building stronger communities. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCEDC) is committed to partnerships among county, state, and federal governments; faculty, staff, administrators and volunteers; and public and private entities. The strength and durability of these partnerships depend on shared concerns, shared responsibility, shared authority, shared costs and shared recognition. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCEDC) is committed to pluralism because differences enrich people and programs. Extension (CCEDC) values and pursues diversity in staff, volunteers, and program participants.
We recognize that there are historical and present-day injustices that have made access to capital, land, education and supportive networks more challenging for people of color, indigenous people, women, people who are economically disadvantaged, and immigrants.
We also recognize that our affiliation to a well-known academic institution provides privilege and access to resources including funding, land, and infrastructure. We commit to ensuring, to the greatest extent possible, that our time, energy, and financial resources are committed equitably to all people. We will continue to be actively engaged and involved in relationship building, collaboration, and support of efforts to build a diverse, equitable and just society.
The staff of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County commits to the following actions:
Support people of different backgrounds, races, ethnicity, gender identities, nations of origin, ability and economic class.
Examine our own roles in, and understanding of systemic challenges locally and nationally to support all people and provide programs that are accessible to all people. Offer in person, on line and virtual educational resources to all people.
Support project partners and staff to offer programs and develop relationships with diverse audiences.
Engage in diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism training and networks.
Commit to improving the inclusiveness of our work through ongoing reflection, discussion and actions.
Tell stories of diverse people in our outreach (e.g. website, social media, Extension Connection).
Empower people to move into management and ownership positions through targeted training.
Cultivate inclusive dialogue to elevate all voices.
Offer print and web resources in multiple languages, literacy levels, and strive to enhance accessibility.
Promote tools, strategies and adaptive/assistive technologies that support access to opportunities for all.
Act as a leader in modeling how to provide equitable and just support to all people.
Effective January 2018