What can our Ag Team do for you?
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Agriculture in Cortland County is a $62.9 million dollar business.

Dairy cattle at Lew-Lin farm, Dryden NY
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Dairy farming is the largest agricultural enterprise in the county.

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Looking for fresh local farm products? Visit our Buy Local pages.

Our SCNY Ag Team pages have resources for livestock producers and more!

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Find information here on woodlots and agroforestry products.

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Looking for land to farm or have land to lease? Visit Finger Lakes LandLink.

Our Rural Land Use pages cover open burning, ponds, streams and more.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County offers research-based resources and education to our farming community, and addresses the overall goals of our local Ag & Farmland Protection Plans. Educators help farms to remain viable and profitable businesses by providing comprehensive, research-based information in animal and natural resource husbandry, business planning and marketing, diversified farm products, and technical and financial support opportunities. We connect clients with Cornell University faculty, Extension experts, and with other community agencies that also can provide information and support.

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Finger Lakes LandLink

Are you a farmer looking for land, or a landowner with acreage you'd like to rent or lease? Let Finger Lakes LandLink make your match!

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Dairy and Field Crops

Dairy & Field Crops

The SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team serves Broome, Chemung, Cortland, Tioga & Tompkins Counties to help producers maintain a strong dairy industry in our region.

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Ag News!

Learn about workshops and events in our area, and the latest developments that affect agriculture in our region, in the SCNY monthly Ag News newsletter! Sign up for an email version here.

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Ag Marketing

You have a great product. Now you need a little help deciding how and where to sell it, how to present it, and how to connect with customers who will grow to love your farm.

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Recycling Ag Plastics

Recycling agricultural plastics is a big challenge for farmers and communities. Learn about Cornell's RAPP project and the "BigFoot Baler" here.

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Build a Pond

A pond can add beauty and utility to your property. Our resources may be helpful if as you consider building a pond, or managing an existing one.

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Heather Birdsall
SCNY Ag Team - Livestock Specialist
607-391-2660 x405

Last updated February 8, 2019