JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (October 27, 2023) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agricultural Program is excited to welcome Rose Clarke as the new Agricultural Program Coordinator. The CCE Agricultural Program grew in 2022 to include this position and after a one-year temporary appointment the position was found to be beneficial for the management of program services.
Rose joins CCE with a history of extension experience and a desire to serve the community. Rose was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, not on a farm, but even from a young age she surrounded herself with as much farm-life as possible; as her three older siblings left the house, she successfully convinced her parents to fill the space with rabbits, cats, dogs, chickens, gardens, and compost piles, among other things. Rose’s summers were busy with babysitting, horse camp, and working on a vegetable farm in Northern California.
Ms. Clarke holds a bachelor’s degree in Botany and Biology from Oregon State University and has on-the-ground experience in integrated pest management, ecological restoration, soil health, forest management, environmental education, and programs promoting local food and nutrition. Rose moved to Warren, PA in January 2021 with her partner, Matt, and young son, and they welcomed a daughter, in August 2023. She enjoys baking, hiking, knitting, and she is most looking forward to visiting Chautauqua Grown farms!
As the Agricultural Program Rose will coordinate the LEAF (Learn Empower Achieve and Farm) Program, Chautauqua Grown, and other Agricultural programming as it becomes needed. A series of LEAF workshops are currently being offered. You are encouraged to check them out, attend a class, and meet Rose. If you have suggestions for educational workshops, we also welcome your feedback.
The Agricultural 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 www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated October 27, 2023