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RJ Anderson works in the Communcations Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension. He can be reached at rj.anderson@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Podcast Breaks Down Impact of 2018 Farm Bill

By RJ Anderson / April 1, 2019

Julie Suarez, associate dean of governmental and community relations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), joined the podcast to discuss the farm bill’s potential impact on areas such as New York’s dairy industry, urban farming, industrial hemp and research. With the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 – also known as the farm…

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Extension Plants Seeds for Urban Growth

By RJ Anderson / April 1, 2019

CCE Harvest New York urban agricultural specialists travel from their Brooklyn office by bus, subway and ferry providing educational programming and on-site technical assistance in all five boroughs for commercial vegetable growers and non-profits operating commercial urban gardens. From the rooftops of New York City to the weathered sidewalks of inner-city Buffalo, urban farms are…

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Fruitful Friendship: Jim Bittner is 2017 Friend of Extension

By RJ Anderson / April 6, 2018

Through his involvement with agriculture organizations across New York state and as owner and general manager of Bittner-Singer Orchards, Jim Bittner has developed many strong friendships through the years. On Thursday, Dec. 7, one relationship in particular was on full display as Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) recognized Bittner with the organization’s 2017 Friend of Extension…

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Extension Helps NY Brewers, Growers Raise a Pint

By RJ Anderson / January 8, 2018

Harvest NY Farm-to-Pint tours spotlight Empire State craft beer supply chain. The essential ingredients of a pint of locally produced New York state craft beer are quite simple: hops, barley, yeast and water. Much more complex, however, is how the supply chain of those elements comes together to create beverages that adhere to New York’s…

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Extension and NY Farmers Share Harvest with Hurricane Victims

By RJ Anderson / January 8, 2018

Vegetable Specialist Maire Ullrich connects New York State growers with Feeding America food banks to bring NYS produce to Florida. Like many Americans, Hudson Valley apple farmer Steve Pennings watched the devastation of Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria this September and wanted to do something to help. “At the same time, I looked around my…

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