Dairy cattle in the Cornell Dairy Research Center in Harford, NY (Cornell University Photography).
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Dairy is an important agricultural sector in our region.

View Cornell’s Hudson Valley regional spring wheat, and barley variety trials.

Hudson Valley regional spring wheat, and barley variety trials

USDA Census of Agriculture

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Agriculture

Agriculture represents an important economic sector in Columbia and Greene Counties.  Farms create direct economic benefits, provide our residents with fresh local foods, support other local businesses across many sectors, and preserve the rural character that our residents and visitors value so highly.  Cornell Cooperative Extension supports local agriculture by providing resources for farmers, and consumers, to help strengthen our local and regional food systems.

Dairy cattle in the Cornell Dairy Research Center in Harford, NY (Cornell University Photography).

Dairy Resources

Visit our suggested links and fact sheets for information that can help your dairy run efficiently and stay profitable.

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Young soybean plants thrive in the residue of a wheat crop. This form of no till farming provides good protection for the soil from erosion and helps retain moisture for the new crop.

Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program (CAAHP)

CAAHP provides research-based information focused on commercial production and marketing of agricultural and horticultural products in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Washington counties of New York.

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ENY Commercial Hort Team

The Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Team serves the needs of commercial vegetable, tree fruit, grape and berry growers in our region.

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4-H at the fair

Sheep & Goats

Find resources from Cornell and elsewhere on sheet and goat management, as well as 4-H programs on these species.

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Last updated February 13, 2019