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Find out how the Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program can help your operation.

Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program

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, Rensselaer, 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:

  • Applied Research
  • Business Management and Analysis
  • Dairy Farm Business Summaries
  • Integrated Crop and Pest Management
  • Livestock Production
  • Market Development
  • Nursery/Greenhouse Crop Production
  • Pasture Management
  • Pesticide Certification and Recertification Training
  • Small and Beginning Farmers

Please visit the Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program website for additional details on CAAHP programs and services. 

Stephen Hadcock is the local agriculture Extension Educator for Columbia and Greene Counties. Steve's contact information can be found at the bottom of this page.

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.


Stephen Hadcock
Ag Entrepreneur and Market Development
518-828-3346, ext. 106

Last updated July 22, 2021