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:

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County’s Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM __________________________________________

NEW: Draft of the Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan

See the link below for the full draft of the plan:

Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – Draft: October 2014

We will be accepting public comments until Friday November 21, 2014. To submit comments please click here.

Also, for a briefer overview, check out the Executive Summary:
Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – Executive Summary – Draft


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October 22, 2014 at 6:00PM

Join us for our Annual Meeting/Dinner. Steve Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of Scenic Hudson and Executive Director of The Scenic Hudson Land Trust, Inc. will give the Keynote Speech on Wednesday, October 22 at The Vassar Alumnae House. Reception begins at 6pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm. » Read More

Save Energy, Save Dollars Workshop in Port Jervis with RUPCO

October 28, 2014 at 6:30PM

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! This workshop is offered in cooperation with RUPCO. » Read More

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Draft Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan Public Meeting

October 2014

Save the date! October 29th...let your voice be heard at our public meeting on the Draft Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan. » Read More

Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update October, 2014

October 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

Governor Cuomo Announces New Outdoor Farmers' Market to Premiere at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill This Weekend

September 2014

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday that a brand new outdoor farmers' market will premiere this weekend at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, located on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County. Taste NY companies will offer their products every Friday and Sunday through November 2, including a Hudson Valley winery, as well as a number of meat and vegetable producers. » Read More