Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, a subordinate governmental agency associated with Cornell University and its land-grant mission since 1869, provides research-based resources, tools and education for the residents and officials of Dutchess County. Our four program areas “Help People Help Themselves” through education on:

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Save Energy, Save Dollars Workshop with RECAP

September 17, 2014 at 1:00PM

This workshop provides energy conservation information for residents facing higher energy costs. Come learn about reducing your energy bills and receive free energy efficient light bulbs at the end of the workshop! » Read More

Family & Consumer Education Program Committee Meeting

September 18, 2014 at 8:30AM

There will be a meeting of the FCE Program Committee on Sept. 18, 2014 from 8:30 - 10:00 AM at the Family Partnership Center, Room 101, 29 North Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. » Read More

Country BBQ & Square Dance at CCE Dutchess County!

September 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

Are you ready to kick up your heels and eat some great food? Join us for a fun filled evening BBQ & Square Dance hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. » Read More

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September is Kinship Care Month is New York State

September 2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed September as Kinship Care Month in New York State. Kinship Care Month provides an opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of countless youth throughout the state and nation who, with the unconditional support of grandparents and other relative, have successfully navigated the emotional difficulties of separation from their parents. » Read More

Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update: September, 2014

September 2014

Check out the Environment and Energy Program's monthly update to learn more about: upcoming events, outdoor recreation, green living tips, environmental resources and materials, and environmental notice bulletins for Dutchess County. The update is sent out via e-mail, and is also posted on the CCE Dutchess website on the first Friday of every month. » Read More

CCE Dutchess 4-H and County Fair Article on WAMC (Northeast Pulic Radio)

August 2014

On Sunday, August 17th, WAMC (Northeast Public Radio) released a news article show-casing the Dutchess County Fair, and CCE Dutchess' 4-H program. The fair starts tomorrow - Tuesday, August 19th - and will go until Sunday the 24th. The link to the article (with an audio) can be found on "WAMC.org's website here » Read More