Friend of Extension and Year in Review 2013

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Published on March 13, 2014

Author: CornellCooperativeExtension


Welcome! 2013 Year-End Celebration & Friend of Extension Award Presentation

• Increasing profitability • Creating jobs • Ensuring food processing quality & safety • Expanding marketing outlets • Maximizing production efficiency Harvest New York

Harvest New York

Faculty Harvest NY Specialists Production Ag Team (s) Dr. Martin Wiedmann, Food Science Tristan Zuber, Dairy Processing Northwest NY Dairy Team Pro-Dairy Dr. Tom Overton, Animal Science Beth Dahl, Dairy Modernization Northwest NY Dairy Team Pro-Dairy Judd Reid Dr. Todd Schmit Dr. Miguel Gomez Senior Dyson School Dyson School Extension of AEM of AEM Associate Local Food Distribution Cheryl Elizabeth Thayer Newbold Cornell Vegetable Program Harvest New York

DAIRY FOOD PROCESSING & SAFETY IMPACTS • 236 individuals were trained • Total wages of $12.8 million • Live in 7 Western NY Counties • 58% had no previous experience • Genesee Community College 2 year Degree Program • Offered Basic & Advanced Cultured Dairy Products short courses • Food Processing Certificate: – 78 applicants – 80% no previous experience – 18 have formal interviews Harvest New York

LOCAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING IMPACTS • Six new farmers joined Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub - sold $92,000 in produce • Increased income in 3 Western NY produce auctions by $185,000 • Created 2 new produce auctions – increased produce sales by over $5 million • Awarded $175,000 grant for Western NY Food Hub feasibility study and business plan with Field and Fork Network • 4 institutions working on expanding local foods programs Harvest New York

DAIRY MODERNIZATION & PROFITABILTIY IMPACTS • 7 Dairy farms planned growth: • Increase of 2,700 cows • Increase of $1.3 million in farm gross revenue • $30,000-$1million investment in robotic milkers on 2 dairy farms Harvest New York

• $1 million in Governor’s Budget • ~11 Specialists • Regionally Employed, Statewide Deployed • Coordinated support from CCE Administration (Ithaca) • Priority Positions: • Dairy Processing and Food Safety Specialists • Local Food Distribution and Marketing Specialists • Farm Brewery, Winery, Hard Cider and Distillery Development Specialists • Dairy Modernization and Profitability Specialists THE 2014 HNY PROPOSAL Harvest New York

Other Regional Teams Include: Central New York Dairy & Field Crops Cornell Vegetable Eastern New York Horticulture Finger Lakes Grape Lake Erie Grape Lake Ontario Fruit Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops South Central NY Dairy & Field Crops Area Teams

Area Teams

Area Teams GAPS is: - Nationally recognized - Reduces the risk of microbial contamination of fruits and vegetables - More than 400 growers in NYS have attended workshops - Helping farmers to be better prepared for food safety audits - Is an effective marketing tool for courting distributors concerned about produce safety

Research Navigators - A core element of CHE’s Extension & Outreach efforts - Over 80 Resource Educators and EDs trained - Introduces CCE Educators to diverse research methodologies, recruitment and retention strategies, and content areas - Connects CHE faculty to the resources of CCE Campers at 4H Camp Bristol Hills participate in a collaborative research project informed by the Research Navigators project

CCE/CHE intern Jamie Blum worked with PROSPER during the summer of 2013 PROSPER - A joint project of BCTR and CCE - Evidence-based delivery system for programs that prevent teen substance abuse, enhance parenting skills and build family strengths - A partnership of university based researchers, CCE educators, and public schools

Cornell NutritionWorks - Cornell NutritionWorks is an interactive, web-based continuing professional education program for nutrition practitioners - Uses distance learning to help professionals stay up to date - In 10 years, almost 16,500 people from 181 countries have registered - In 2012, collaborated with UNICEF to create online training in Programming for Infant and Young Child Feeding - In a year, more than 6,400 people from 166 countries have registered - Cornell’s first mini “MOOC”

The People’s Garden - An Extension Partnership that aims to engage more that 4,000 elementary students in creating vegetable and fruit gardens in 54 low-income schools

Smart Clothing, Smart Girls: Engineering via Apparel Design Smart Clothing, Smart Girls

CCE Summer Internships 2013 Director’s Innovation Fund

Some words from the summer intern blogs: “Overall, my internship experience this summer was AMAZING! I learned soooooo much about beef cattle, meat quality, the beef industry and Cornell’s cooperative extension program and I’m incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity. I’m not really sure who (if anybody!) will be reading this blog, but if there’s any prospective interns out there looking for a great experience for summer 2014, I can’t even express how great this opportunity is – so you better take it!” -Mary Beth Hannon, Junior, CALS Animal Science, working with Dr. Mike Baker and Alleghany County CCE Director’s Innovation Fund

Some words from the summer intern blogs: “…I have been reflecting upon all that I have learned from this incredible experience. I began the summer with hopes of gaining both research and outreach experience by studying neuroscience and decision making. I can confidently say that those goals have been met...My major assignment in the lab this summer was to calculate, analyze, and summarize fMRI behavioral data using SPSS. At the beginning of the summer, however, all I knew about SPSS was that it can be used to store and analyze data. I now feel much more confident in my ability to analyze and manipulate data using SPSS. In addition to research in the lab, the outreach opportunities have been invaluable, as well. I learned a great deal about both myself and about neuroscience, health, and decision making from the several teaching opportunities I had over the past few months. From the combination of research and outreach, I have realized just how much work goes into developing and teaching curricula. Teaching the curricula, however, has proven that all the work and effort is well rewarded when the students enjoy and learn from the lessons. I am grateful for having this internship experience this summer.” – Deanna Blansky, CHE, working with Dr. Valerie Reyna and various CCE Associations Director’s Innovation Fund


R. David Smith 2013 Friend of Extension

R. David Smith 2013 Friend of Extension

R. David Smith 2013 Friend of Extension

2013 Friend of Extension

Dave with the Northern New York CCE Executive Directors at one of their monthly meetings at the WILD Center. 2013 Friend of Extension

2013 Friend of Extension THANK YOU DAVE!

Thank You!

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