Agriculture & Horticulture Updates

State Agriculture Commissioner Highlights First-Year Record Sales and Expanded Programming at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill

June 2015

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced record sales of locally produced New York State products at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill. On Friday, May 22, the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill broke its single-day sales record, bringing in $8,569. Since it opened in June of last year, the store has grossed well over $500,000 from the sale of New York State foods and beverages, far outpacing early sales projections. Sales continue to climb with record-high gross sales in the month of May exceeding $92,000. The majority of the revenues go directly to New York growers and processors, and local producers use the store to bring new products to market. The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill also provides valuable information on the extensive agri-tourism opportunities in the area. » Read More

State Agriculture Commissioner Announces New Regulations to Prevent Spread of Avian Influenza in Poultry in New York State

June 2015

State Animal Health Officials Stress Severity of Avian Influenza Outbreak and Provide Best Practices to Help Poultry Farms and Their Visitors Avoid Transfer of the Virus » Read More

2015 Agricultural District Worksheet

May 2015

The Agricultural District Worksheet is now available. See more here. » Read More

USDA has confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the U.S.

April 2015

Since December 2014, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been found in poultry and wild birds in the U.S. All poultry owners need to be on the lookout for signs of HPAI and use good biosecurity practices to protect their birds. There is no immediate public health concern from the viruses. » Read More

Money Management Tools for Success

March 2015

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County and The Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition presents Money Management Tools for Success. » Read More

County Executive Molinaro Signs Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan into Law

March 2015

Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro was joined today by members of the Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, county and municipal officials and local farmers at McEnroe Organic Farm in Millerton for the signing of the Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan into law. The Dutchess County Legislature unanimously adopted the plan earlier this month. » Read More

2015 Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip

January 2015

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County is now taking reservations for our annual bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show! » Read More

2015 Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan - FINAL VERSION

January 2015

The final version of the 2015 Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan can be found here » Read More

2014 Christmas Tree Directory for Dutchess County

November 2014

Dutchess County is available. » Read More

Draft Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan Public Meeting

October 2014

Save the date! October 29th...let your voice be heard at our public meeting on the Draft Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan. » Read More