A three-year study by Cornell researchers suggests that growth in local farm aggregation and distribution businesses may provide economic benefits to local communities, but that some other businesses may suffer.
"I am confident that Chris will position CCE for the future by integrating communication and education technologies with the traditional boots-on-the-ground approach that has characterized the legacy of CCE to date," says Dean Boor.
CCE director Helene Dillard and Department of Horticulture faculty Scott Peters and Jane Mt. Pleasant discussed “The Peoples Colleges: A History of the New York State Extension Service in Cornell University and the State, 1876-1948″ as part of the library’s Chats in the Stacks series.
Ball owns and operates Schoharie Valley Farms where he and his family grow vegetables, small fruits and greenhouse crops on 200 acres for both retail and wholesale customers locally and in the New York City area.