The "Ag Exchange" – Boosting Business for Local Agriculture
Now open, the "Ag Exchange" http://agexchange.cce.cornell.edu/ by Cornell Cooperative Extension (http://ccecapitalregion.org) is a new and simple online agricultural classified service and ag business directory. Through this one exchange farmers in the mid- and upper Hudson Valley will be able to buy, sell, or rent any agriculture-related product or service. Property owners will also benefit since it includes land and facilities rental. It is not for retail sales. The Ag Exchange classified is designed to facilitate wholesale business among our traditional dairy, beef, field crop, fruit or vegetable farms, bees and maple, as well as the new and developing farms involved in brewing, distilling, artisan products, organic production, and non-GMO animal feeds.
The Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program (CAAHP)
Provides research-based information focused on commercial production and marketing of agricultural and horticultural products in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Schenectady and Washington counties of New York.
CAAHP provides agricultural and horticultural education through workshops, newsletters and consultations utilizing traditional and electronic means to:
- Improve business profitability and performance.
- Attain your goals for a better quality of life in your business and work environment.
- Enhance business sustainability.
- Practice environmental stewardship.
- Assist growers in developing markets for their agricultural products.
- Provide leadership for enhancing relationships between the agriculture industry and the general public.
Primary Program Areas:
- Market Development
- Business Management and Analysis
- Livestock Production
- Soils and Field Crops
- Nursery/Greenhouse Crop Production
- Pasture Management
- Applied Research
- Dairy Farm Business Summaries
- Pesticide Certification and Recertification Training
- Integrated Crop and Pest Management
- Small and Beginning Farmers
Please visit this website for additional details on CAAHP programs and services: Capital Area Agricluture and Horticulture Program
You can contact any of these team members at the following numbers, on-line or by calling your local Cooperative Extension Office:
CCE Columbia & Greene Counties
Mick Bessire is the local agriculture Extension Educator for Columbia and Greene Counties. Mick's contact information is:
CCE Columbia & Greene
We look forward to working with you in your agricultural business here in the Capital Area. Together we can keep the agricultural economy competitive while maintaining a comfortable standard of living and being conscientious stewards of our natural environment.
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP)
The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP) is the premier regional agricultural Cornell Cooperative Extension program in New York, serving a large multi-county area in the Eastern side of the state. With nearly 11 specialists, the ENYCHP specialists work together with Cornell faculty and extension educators statewide to address the issues that impact the vegetable, small fruit, tree fruit, and grape industries. Please visit this website for addition details on ENYCHP programs and services: Eastern New York Horticulture Program