Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County

CCE OF Genesee County is located at 420 East Main St, Batavia NY

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We are now accepting re-enrollments and new members into our 4-H program!

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Executive Director Selected for Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension

The Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension Board of Directors has selected Christopher Crawford as their Executive Director to lead the 100 year old organization.

Chris Crawford, PhD, MUP is currently a Lead Science Advisor in New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Environmental Science and Engineering. As such Dr. Crawford works in the Bureau’s Building Water System Oversight program, which provides regulatory oversight of more than 5,000 cooling tower systems in New York City. Prior to working in New York City, Dr. Crawford worked in a rural upstate New York local health department providing technical assistance and regulatory oversight to over 200 public water systems, while working to address technology and policy issues across the department. Dr. Crawford also spent time working in the U.S. Virgin Islands with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga. He received a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, attended law school at SUNY at Buffalo, received a Master of Urban Planning form SUNY at Buffalo and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Boston in Environmental, Coastal and Ocean Science.

Board president Colleen Flynn states “CCE of Genesee County enjoyed several years of exceptional leadership under Bev Mancuso and we greatly appreciate the assistance of Robin Travis as interim director following Bev’s retirement. We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Christopher Crawford and his family to Genesee County. His education, experience and leadership style will complement the many talents of Extension's knowledgeable staff and dedicated volunteers.”

"I am looking forward to working with the people, organizations and community of Genesee county as Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension's Genesee County office”, writes Crawford. “Looking back on my career and varied organizations I have worked with, I have seen the real-world differences that can be made when communities and universities come together. I'll strive to work closely with both the community and Cornell to identify vital issues, generate solutions and build the relationships necessary to ensure successful and sustainable implementation."  Chris will begin his role on November 5th. 

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Genesee County 4-H

Learn more about our 4-H Youth Development Program!

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2018 Buy Local Guide

Get out and explore the great bounty of Genesee County - farm fresh eggs, local honey, sweet strawberries, road side stands with loads of fresh veggies and more!

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Youth Poultry Show

Held at the Genesee County Fairgrounds. September 22, 2018 Open to all area youth 19 years of age and younger. You do not need to be a 4-H member to participate.

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Master Gardeners

Contact the Master Gardeners by calling 585-343-3040 ext. 127 Monday through Friday from 10 am until Noon; or stop by their office at 420 East Main Street, Batavia.

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Food Preservation Resource Guide

2018 Food Reservation Resource Guide Recommended for New York State. Compiled by Cornell Cooperative Extension Experts, Diane Whitten and Judy Price Addresses verified in April 2018.

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Leadership Genesee

Be part of Leadership Genesee 2019! Contact director Peggy Marone at 343-3040 x118 or visit genesee.cce.cornell.edu/leadership-Genesee for the 2019 application.

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Last updated September 14, 2018