Dairy cattle in the Cornell Dairy Research Center in Harford, NY (Cornell University Photography).
Image by Jason Koski

Chautauqua County's dairy industry is valued at about 70 million dollars.


We have the highest number of Grape acreage in NYS counties.

Beef Cows

​BQA Training and Beef Field Day Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County offers research-based resources and education to our farming community and the general public. Educators help farms to remain viable and profitable businesses by providing comprehensive, research-based information in animal and natural resource husbandry, business planning and marketing, diversified farm products, and technical and financial support opportunities. We connect clients with Cornell University faculty, Extension experts, and with other community agencies that also can provide information and support.


2018 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2018!

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cattle feeding


We work with beef, sheep, goat, hog, horse, and poultry producers in this region to help you achieve more efficient and profitable outcomes on your farm.

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Farmers' Markets

You'll find the freshest local vegetables, meats, specialty products, and more at Chautauqua County's local farmers' markets.

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Corn is harvested on Uesugi Farms in Gilroy, CA on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. USDA

Join Us!

To take full advantage of our Agriculture Program resources, subscribe now as a member. Rates vary according to your program of interest. Call for more information

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Beef cattle at Polyface Farm, Va.

Raising Beef

Beef cattle comprise an important agricultural sector. Our links and resources can help to support your beef cattle operation.

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2019 LEAF Workshop Series

Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm. Learn more about this year's topics (more added often) at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua/leaf2019.

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Last updated January 2, 2019