Regional Vegetable Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Chuck Bornt grew up on a small vegetable farm in eastern NY which sparked his interest in all aspects of crop production. He attended the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire where he received his Master’s Degree in Plant Biology in 1998. Upon completion of his Master’s degree, Chuck's experience as a fulltime educator came in 1998 as a Cornell Cooperative Extension Area Specialist in western NY where he was responsible for muck onion and potato production as well as fresh market vegetables. In 2002, he returned to the Capital District where he has been a mainstay for fresh market vegetable production education, research and outreach.
Upon integration of the regional vegetable program into the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program in 2013, he was named co-team leader for the multi-commodity, 17-county regional program where he helps maintain and shape the future of vegetable programming for eastern NY. He currently resides in Rensselaer County with his wife and son. He continues to enjoy spending as much time as he can in the field with growers, determining the vegetable industry needs for research and educational outreach.
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Chuck in the news
- School of Integrative Plant Science
- Horticulture Section
- Plant Biology Section