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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NEW: Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – FINAL VERSION

See the link below for the FINAL VERSION of the plan:
2015 Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan 2015

Also, for a briefer overview, check out the Executive Summary: 2015 Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan – Executive Summary


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Labeling Your Products

April 2, 2015 at 7:00PM

Do you know the requirements for starting a food business? Join us and learn what you need to know. » Read More

Marketing Strategic Planning

April 7, 2015 at 10:00AM

If you want to sharpen and focus your marketing skills or just don't know where to begin developing a marketing plan, this is the course for you! » Read More

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: 2015

April 7, 2015 at 6:30PM

Interested in growing fresh, organic vegetables? Want to perk up your meals with fresh herbs from outside your kitchen door? Not sure where to start? Attend all four classes in this series, and you could be harvesting your first salad in June, and still eating fresh veggies from your own garden come November. Dutchess County‚Äôs Master Gardener volunteers will walk you through step-by-step instructions in four, two-hour sessions. » Read More

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Money Management Tools for Success

March 2015

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County and The Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition presents Money Management Tools for Success. » Read More

County Executive Molinaro Signs Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan into Law

March 2015

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro was joined today by members of the Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, county and municipal officials and local farmers at McEnroe Organic Farm in Millerton for the signing of the Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan into law. The Dutchess County Legislature unanimously adopted the plan earlier this month. » Read More

Environment and Energy Program Monthly Update March, 2015

March 2015

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