Putting Knowledge to Work

Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County 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. 

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CCE Cattaraugus Board of Directors Meeting

January 23, 2017 - 6:30 pm

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Success with Live Christmas Trees

Learn how to take care of Christmas tree for long time and ensure this is a tradition for years to come!

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Winter Weather Safety

Find tips on winter driving, personal and pet safety in frigid weather, how to prepare for winter storms, links to Cornell's EDEN website, and more, here on our Emergency Preparedness pages.

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Winter insulating

Compost over the winter

Add extra leaves to your compost, and create a windbreak to maximize heat retention during the winter.

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Forest Farming

Shiitake mushrooms are one of the valuable crops that forest owners can cultivate in their woods, along with fruits, nuts, and berries.

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Buying Firewood

It's a good idea to buy your wood at least one whole season ahead. Get tips on what to look for, how firewood is sold, and more useful information here.

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Last updated January 18, 2017