Apples on the tree at Cornell Orchard (Cornell University Photography)

New York State Apples


Agriculture represents an important economic sector in Orleans County. Farms create direct economic benefits, provide our residents with fresh local foods, support other local businesses across many sectors, and preserve the rural character that our residents and visitors value so highly. CCE-Orleans supports local agriculture by providing resources for farmers, and consumers, to help strengthen our local and regional food systems.

Corn is harvested on Uesugi Farms in Gilroy, CA on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. USDA

What CCE Does

We connect producers to cutting edge research, weather data, and economic information that can make the difference between an average year and an exceptional one.

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Christmas Trees by Seth Werkheiser

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Christmas Trees

Thinking of growing Christmas trees? See our recommendations on soil preparation, planting, shearing, weed control, pests. and more.

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Visit to a soybean field, July 2014

Regional Ag Specialists

Local producers can access Cornell expertise in fruits, vegetables, dairy and more, through several Regional Ag Teams that serve Orleans County.

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Winter Weather Safety

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

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Basket of Fuji apples

Apple IPM

Apples are an important fruit crop in Orleans County. Find resources here to help you with Integrated Pest Management of your apples.

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Central campus in fall, with Sage Hall, McGraw Tower, and Cayuga Lake in the background.

Cornell A-Z

Find links to Cornell University resources on a wide range of agricultural topics, here on our site.

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Last updated May 2, 2017