CCEDC works to extend the educational resources of Cornell University and other educational institutions, to the people of Dutchess County to foster economic, social and environmental improvement of its individuals, families and communities.

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Welcome to Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County!

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC), 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. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County’s Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM 


News & Press Releases

Stay up to date with all of the goings-on at CCEDC and the Taste of NY Market at Todd Hill!

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Let's Talk Trash!

This workshop will help you understand how to successfully separate, sort and dispose of household and garden waste, and provide training on home composting techniques and options. Please register before October 25th.

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Family Budgeting

A trained volunteer will work with you or your family one-on-one to help you set up and use a customized budget and credit repayment plan in this FREE program!

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FREE Rain Barrel Building Workshop

Saturday, October 15th in Poughkeepsie. Rain barrel and all supplies provided for free. Four different time slots are available. Register now as spaces are limited!

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The GIS Lab provides technical assistance, training, and mentoring, as well as custom mapping and printing for a fee.

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Taste NY at Todd Hill

The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill - run by CCE-Dutchess -- is an exciting new destination and an opportunity to enjoy locally produced agricultural products!

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Last updated September 23, 2016