Lindsey Crisanti is the new 4-H Youth Development Educator at CCE Chautauqua

Lindsey Crisanti is the new 4-H Youth Development Educator at CCE Chautauqua

CCE Chautauqua County Names New 4-H Youth Development Educator

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (March 28, 2022) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce Lindsey Crisanti as the new 4-H youth development educator. Lindsey says “I am extremely excited to be joining the 4-H team! I grew up in Cattaraugus County where my family and I had the experience to raise animals and grow grapes in which we sell to Welch’s, while also being very active in FFA.” CCE staff is equally excited to have Lindsey join the team. Crisanti is a former Pine Valley Central School student and a graduate of Alfred State College agricultural technology program and a SUNY Cobleskill Animal Science Program. She has attended the All-American Dairy show for judging, competed at FFA National and State Convention, and World Dairy Expo. She also had the opportunity to help at The Coby Classic Jackpot Show, and Alfred State’s Consignment Sale. Lindsey was previously employed by Premier Select Sires as a reproductive specialist. Lindsey adds, “Growing up in Western NY, I see opportunities that will help me prepare to serve our youth and volunteers and look forward to seeing our program grow!” She is succeeding Kate Ewer, who served in this role for over 6 years.

Lindsey will work with current staff and volunteers to continue to develop the 4-H Youth Development Program at CCE Chautauqua, which currently reaches over 2,500 youth through short term special interest programming, and year long animal science programs.

“It’s a busy program, with many moving parts,” says Executive Director Emily Reynolds, “It is hard to believe but County Fair is just around the corner, we have lots to do, and she has lots to learn, but her experience, enthusiasm and commitment to success will get us there. It is a pleasure to welcome her to the team.”

Friends of 4-H, volunteers, parents, and potential 4-H members can reach the CCE office by calling 716-664-9502. You can welcome Lindsey directly at Ext 212, or by email at

CCE Chautauqua is also hiring for their Nutrition and Agricultural Programs. Interested applicants can view job listings at

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated March 29, 2022