Ulster County Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Ulster County Cornell University Cooperative Extension

For more than ninety years Cornell University Cooperative Extension has been delivering state-of-the art, university based research to people throughout Ulster County.

Our efforts seek to strengthen the economic and social vitality of communities; develop the skills, abilities and character of youth and adults; strengthen agriculture and help local food systems thrive; improve the quality of the environment and natural resources; and to improve the health, nutrition, and safety of communities and individuals. We accomplish this through a network of community-based educators providing information and education to residents, businesses and community leaders in the following areas.

Production practices, integrated pest management, marketing, business planning, diversification, organic growing methods & alternative crops
Techniques to improve farm profitability, worker safety & environmental stewardship
Outreach through commodity schools, on farm meetings, demonstration plots, newsletters, electronic messages & collaborative research.
Safe pest control for the home, school, athletic fields, garden & landscape
Soil nutrient testing for commercial producers & home gardeners
Information and landscape advice for home gardeners through Master Gardener Horticulture Hotline, Diagnostic Lab, workshops & demonstrations
Training pesticide applicators for state certification
Stream management education and outreach (upper Esopus Creek)
Community and Economic Vitality
Demonstration & learning gardens
Land use issues (farmland preservation, agritourism, sprawl, etc.)
Leadership training & development
Community collaboration for children & families
Housing resources & education
Families and Youth
Financial Literacy
Parenting education: practices & policies
Education programs on early childhood care & development
Child, youth & family development programs
4H Club program
In school & after school programming
Special interest Programs (Tractor Safety Certification, Environmental Awareness Day, Vet Science, etc.)
Nutrition and Health
Consumer nutrition education in group and individual settings
Low income nutrition education programs (Eat Smart New York-Food Stamp Nutrition Education, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program)
Farmer's Market nutrition education programs.


232 Plaza Rd
Kingston, NY, 12401

Fax: 845-340-3993