Cornell Cooperative Extension's administrative office supports the over 1,500 CCE staff and educators, 60 agriculture specialists, and faculty partners working throughout New York state. 

The CCE administrative office is located in Roberts Hall on the Cornell University Campus in Ithaca, NY. We can be reached between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 607-255-2237 or by email at cce-contact [at] cornell.edu. For localized information, please contact your local CCE office

CCE Leadership

Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension 

Christopher Watkins

As Cornell Cooperative Extension director, Chris Watkins oversees the diverse portfolio of CCE programs reaching nearly 2 million NYS residents. Previously a CCE Associate Director, Watkins also is Herman M. Cohn Professor of Postharvest Science in the Department of Horticulture.
 

Watkins joined the Cornell faculty in 1994 as an associate professor of horticulture after more than a decade as a scientist in the Postharvest Science Group of The Horticulture and Food Research Institute in his native New Zealand.

Christopher Watkins
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Jenny Kao-Kniffin

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Associate Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Weed science
Urban ecology
Rhizosphere biology
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Katherine Bunting-Howarth

Associate Director

New York Sea Grant Institute

Assistant Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Katherine Bunting-Howarth
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Kimberly Kopko

Senior Extension Associate

Policy Analysis and Management

Associate Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Kimberly Kopko
Paul O'Connor

Assistant Director, Field Operations

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Paul O'Connor
  • pro3 [at] cornell.edu
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Peter Landre

Assistant Director for Regional Ag Teams

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Peter Landre
  • ptl2 [at] cornell.edu
Sarah Dayton

Associate Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Sarah Dayton
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Andrew Turner

4-H Youth Development Director, Assistant Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Andrew Turner
Anu Rangarajan
Anusuya Rangarajan

Senior Extension Associate and Director, Cornell Small Farm Program

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Anusuya Rangarajan
Fresh market vegetable production
Small farms and sustainable agriculture
Organic and reduced tillage vegetable production
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Keith Tidball

Senior Extension Associate and Assistant Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Keith Tidball

CCE Directory 

Many staff, extension associates and faculty at Cornell University work to support the CCE system; search for CALS associated experts here and CCE regional agriculture specialists and staff in the campus-based administrative office here. For listings of staff in CCE local offices, please find your local office.