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Learn the types of ticks found in New York, diseases they cause, how to identify them, and how to protect yourself and your family by avoiding tick bites.
Welcome to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County!
Since 1918, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County (CCE,SC) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. 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.
CCE Schenectady County offers FREE youth nutrition classes
to schools or groups where 50% or more students are eligible for free or
reduced lunch. Classes are 30 minutes long where students learn about
MyPlate, eating healthy, and physical activity. For questions or more
info contact Jill at
The risk of foodborne illness increases during the summer months. Learn how to keep your family safe with these tips from the USDA.
Find information on soils, site improvement, plant selection, proper plant care, eco-friendly practices, composting and so more, here on our site!
Learn the correct way to gather soil for a soil test at Cooperative Extension.
Our handout explains the basics and benefits of home composting. What is compost and why is it so useful when used as mulch, in the garden or in potting mixtures?
Find links to resources on a wide range of plant pests that attack your house plants, vegetables, trees, your home, and more, as well as ways you can prevent or treat them.
Last updated June 3, 2022