Rolling cropland in Canandaigua NY

Ontario County cropland.

ag career day 2017 NYS Ag Experiment Station
Image by R.J. Anderson

Cornell staff engage youth with horticultural research in Geneva.

dairy cows Hemdale
Image by Marie Anselm

Dairy cows at an Ontario County dairy farm.


Cornell Cooperative Extension staff across New York state have witnessed first-hand how hard our farmers have been working throughout the pandemic to help keep our food system safe and secure. We wanted to come together (digitally) to show our appreciation for all they do on our behalf. Thank you, farmers! You are essential, vital, and so deeply appreciated!

Ontario County is a rich and diverse agricultural area. Dairy, vegetables, fruit, beef, sheep, poultry, cash crops, vineyards, orchards, small fruit, nursery and greenhouse farms all play a significant role in the economy of Ontario County. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County works to support our prosperous agricultural industry through programs that range from laboratory research to the consumer dinner plate.

Last updated June 25, 2024