About Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County


The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.

Find your county’s CCE Office here.

We will continue to serve as a fundamental catalyst for promoting quality of life in Delaware County by linking university-based research and innovative land-grant university programming with the talents, enthusiasm and goals of community groups, agencies, institutions, volunteers and our program staff through pro-active planning, focused programming and on-going partnering.

Your membership dues support CCE programming in Delaware County.


Our annual report is filled with snapshots of programs that show you an overview of the newest and most exciting programs. For greater details, feel free to browse the rest of our website our visit our Facebook pages. We want to thank the Extension staff, volunteers, program partners, the county board of supervisors, and members for helping to make a difference in the lives of people through Extension programs each year. We hope you enjoy these reports of past year’s Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County’s accomplishments.

President :  Tim Kelso, East Meredith
Vice President: Abby Wilson, Delhi
Secretary: Jill Coleman, Delhi
Treasurer: Candice Russell, Walton
Supervisor Representatives:  Art Merrill, Colchester; Dennis Valente, Davenport Center
Cornell Representative: Danielle Hautaniemi
Members:   Dean Darling, Stamford; Craig Dumond, Sidney Center; Jennifer Finkle, Andes; Lori Taggart, Franklin; Mark Lee, Sidney; Mike Mattson, Downsville; Angie Pieper, Walton; Michael Steele, Roscoe

Agriculture Program Committee:

  • Frank Albano, Stamford
  • Derek Johnson, Unadilla
  • Mike Mattson, Downsville
  • Jordan Palmer, E Meredith
  • Art Reynolds, Walton
  • Micah Scobie, Delancey
  • Dominick Sinisalchi, Sidney Center
  • Robin Jerauld, Otego, Advisor
  • Dr. Chris Camann, Unadilla, Advisor

Human Ecology Program Committee:

  • Chairperson: Kathy Sullivan, Delhi
  • Vice Chairperson: Socorro Marin, Hancock
  • Secretary: Christine Miller, Hobart
  • Candice Russell, Walton
  • Terri Korba, Stamford
  • Lori Taggart, Franklin
  • Tobias Whitaker, Sidney

4-H Youth Development Program Committee:

  • Chairperson: Mike Steele, Roscoe
  • Vice Chairperson:   Jill Coleman, Delhi
  • Secretary: Joyce Curtin, Sidney Center
  • Christine Evans, Walton
  • Arlene Schubert, Davenport
  • Jill Lutz, So. Kortright
  • Aaron Schubert, Teen Advisor
  • Josiah Steele, Teen Advisor

Travel back in time with us to see how Cooperative Extension was started and what we have done through the years. Learn More . . .


In 2014 Cornell University Cooperative Extension administration notified us of new requirements for association constitutions. Those changes, outlined below, were language changes and did not require a change of current practice for the association.

2014 Language Changes:

Wording change; Article V Section F; A Director –at-large may not serve concurrently on an issue committee.

Two new articles added; Article XIII – Restrictions;

  1. Section 1. No part of the net earnings of the Association shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the association shell be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set for in Article Two hereof.
  2. Section 2. No substantial part of the activities of the association shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the association shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the association shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an association exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an association, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Article XIV – Dissolution (Renumber current Articles XIII and XIV)

  1. Upon the dissolution of the association, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501©(3) of the Internal Review Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the association is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization of organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Vision
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a respected and trusted leader in linking university research and experiential learning to the problems and issues facing a diverse society. Drawing on public and private resources, Cornell Cooperative Extension provides innovative, flexible, and participant-driven programs that promote new ways of learning, thinking, and acting. This enhances the quality of life by promoting individual growth, strengthening families, improving the economic well-being of businesses, enhancing the environment, and building stronger communities. Cornell Cooperative Extension is committed to partnerships among county, state, and federal governments; faculty, staff, administrators and volunteers; and public and private entities. The strength and durability of these partnerships depend on shared concerns, shared responsibility, shared authority, shared costs, and shared recognition. Cornell Cooperative Extension is committed to pluralism because differences enrich people and programs. Extension values and pursues diversity in faculty, staff, volunteers, and program participants.