CCE in the News


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Legislator Nick Caracappa tours Suffolk County Farm

Suffolk County Legislator Nick Caracappa was recently invited to tour the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank, operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE). Caracappa’s colleague, Legislator Jim Mazzarella also attended.

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Shellfish experts warn of scallop die-off in the Peconic Bay for third year in a row

The experts say the adult scallops have died or are dying in mass amounts after spawning earlier this year.

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Caregiver Support - Local groups help grandparents

Reporter Beth Whitehouse highlights the work of our Community Education Program’s PASTA or Parenting the Second Time Around initiative.

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New program lets SNAP users double up on produce from LI farms

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A press event at Thera Farms in Brentwood focused on our Community Education Team’s nutritional programs and the SNAP ed benefits for our community members offered at local farmers markets!

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Conozca a la latina que lleva las riendas de la Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de Cornell en el condado de Suffolk


South Fork Sea Farmers, Kelp is on the Way!

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Debbie Aller, Agricultural Stewardship Specialist, participated in an informational discussion about the benefits of kelp farming!

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LIBN/NOW Weekly Webinar

CCE-Suffolk’s Judi Veeck, Director of Development & Public Affairs and Kristin Gerbino, Fisheries Specialist were invited to speak with LI Business News about the state of the Island’s fisheries and how we get the word out that LOCAL is best!


An evening of pride

Suffolk Farm hosts family-fun night in honor of Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month in June, a family-fun event was recently hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County at the Suffolk County Farm & Education Center in Yaphank. The event featured a drag show story hour hosted by Bella Noche, as well as crafting, cooking demonstrations, hayrides and family fun. 

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Front Page News!

The local fish story made the front page of the July 9-15, 2021 Long Island Business News! See attached. Reporter Adina Genn did a great job – she tells the story very well. Congrats!

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Pride at the Farm celebration held in Yaphank

An event to celebrate Pride Month attracted nearly 300 people to the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in Yaphank last week.

The June 30 Pride at the Farm event was hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and its 4-H Youth Development initiative.



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The Pride at the Farm programming featured Drag Queen Story Hour with Bella Noche, a Family Chat session, rainbow grilled cheese demonstrations, creation of a Pride flag mural, hayrides, nutrition workshops, and other activities.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension runs an extensive Family Health and Wellness program that aims to help “diverse youth and adults reach their fullest potential as capable, competent, and caring citizens.”


LI News Radio | 07-02-21 | CCE of Suffolk

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Executive Director Vanessa Pino Lockel was on LI News Radio with Jay Oliver talking about our programs and outreach across Suffolk County.


Cornell Cooperative Extension | WCBS-880AM's Tick Segment featuring CCE’s Dr Tamson Yeh

Tick species have become a growing concern in the United States. Tick species and their associated diseases vary by location and region. It is important to be aware of ticks and the signs of the diseases they carry.  
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Latin Impact Awards - Schneps Media

The awards recognize leaders in the community, volunteers, philanthropists, business owners & employees from all sectors; as a way of saying “Thank you” for making a difference in the day to day lives of others.

www.schnepsmedia.com

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We're so proud to have Executive Director Vanessa Pino Lockel as an honoree at the Latin Impact Awards.

The awards recognize community leaders, volunteers, philanthropists, business owners & employees from all sectors; as a way of saying "Thank you" for making a difference in the day to day lives of others.

https://www.schnepsmedia.com/el-correo/latin-impact-awards/


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TuPrensaLocal Highlighted some of our Community Education Spanish language nutrition programs:

https://tuprensalocal.com/cce-ofrecera-talleres-virtuales-con-las-claves-para-tener-una-familia-mas-saludable-y-feliz/


Horseshoe Crabs: The Real Blue Bloods Of The Hamptons, Vulnerable To Extinction

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A serpentine path winds through the beachgrass, and volunteers — their feet bare or booted — traverse soft white sand. 

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This is a Southampton Press cover story - June 2021


CCE Entomologist, Dan Gilrein speaks with CBS News about an invasive pest on LI


CCE Executive Director Vanessa Lockel speaks with La Fiesta radio, 98.5.
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Watch video here:
https://www.facebook.com/LaFiesta985FM/videos/775250203398518/


Coffee with the Supervisor

CCE-Suffolk Executive Director Vanessa Lockel and Community Education Program Director, Dr. Zahrine Bajwa join Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine for his televised interview program, “Coffee with the Supervisor”. Supervisor Romaine, a long time friend of CCE, was interested in the consolidation of program areas creating Community Education.


Northforker - Feb 13, 2021

CCE’s human development team introduces parents to specific ways they can help their children (and themselves) through this time. With more than 50 years of combined experience, our educators have plenty of valuable advice for parents worried about the well-being of their family this winter.

https://northforker.com/2021/02/this-advice-from-n...

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Bundle Up! Both kids and parents benefit from spending time in nature during winter

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Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Spring Gardening School Goes Virtual March 20

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In the Newsday LI Life
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

The cover story is about the Spring Gardening School offered by CCE Suffolk. It's gone virtual!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Well-known Weed Scientist Andy Senesac wins Excellence in Integrated Pest Management award

Andrew Senesac, Weed Science Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County, received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) for his decades-long career helping New York State growers manage the weeds that can reduce the yield and quality of their crops.

Click here to read the full press release.

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Elizabeth Lamb and Dr Nora Catlin present Andrew Senesac an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM)


For Immediate Release: El Bravo Supermarket celebrated as newest "Healthy Corner Store" location in Patchogue by CCE-Suffolk, Cohen Children's Medical Center and Kohl's Keeping Kids Healthy Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Cohen Children's Medical Center and Kohl's Keeping Kids Healthy celebrated El Bravo Supermarket in Patchogue as Long Island's most recent 'Healthy Corner Store' (HCS) in a kickoff event on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

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Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri delivers a procilation to El Bravo Supermarket owner Jose Bonilla, pictured with CCE-Suffolk Executive Director Vanessa Pino Lockel

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'They all died': Peconic Bay scallop harvesting season appears lost

By Mark Harrington mark.harrington@newsday.com @MHarringtonNews 

Peconic Bay scallops, which endured a historic die-off last year, appear to have suffered an even worse fate this year as baymen say early trips show none are to be found, and researchers continue to study multiple potential causes...

Click here to read the entire article at newsday.com

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Great East End Soil + Sea Conversation Gets Rave Reviews

If you missed the Great East End Soil + Sea Conversation panel presented by Southampton Arts Center, a zoom discussion inspired by the world film premier of Kiss the Ground, below is the video. 



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Thank you Newsday for the coverage of the Suffolk County Farm. It's a great place to visit. Read the article here.


The Work We Do

The Work We Do is a multimedia series showcasing locals on the job. This is Kerri Reda of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Presented by Times Review Media Group.

Last updated September 23, 2021