map of new york state with counties

Farm to School Coordinators

Reach out to farm to school coordinators close to you or email Cheryl (cbt32@cornell.edu) to be connected with support in your area.

Statewide Farm to School Leads

With questions or comments about the Regional Farm to School Coordinator Program, reach out to Program Lead, Cheryl Bilinski, at cbt32@cornell.edu.

CCE Harvest NY

Farm to Institution New York State

  • Contact: Stephanie Hsu at (347) 395-2478 or shsu [at] farmland.org
  • Website: finys.org

NYS Department of Education

  • Contact: Tara Webster at Tara.Webster [at] nysed.gov or Michele Beaver at michele.beaver [at] nysed.gov
  • Website: Farm to School at cn.nysed.gov

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Local and Regional Coordinators

With questions or comments about the Regional Farm to School Coordinator Program, reach out to Program Lead, Cheryl Bilinski, at cbt32@cornell.edu.

Broome-Tioga BOCES

  • Area: Broome and Tioga Counties 
  • Contact: Julie Raway (607) 766-3937 or jraway [at] btboces.org
  • Website: rockoncafe.org

Capital Region BOCES Shared Food Service Department

  • Area: Capital Region 
  • Contact: Chad Mead (518) 419-4059 or chad.mead [at] neric.org

Capital Roots

  • Area: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga Counties 
  • Contact: Scott Fuller at (518) 274-8685 or farm2school [at] capitalroots.org
  • Website: capitalroots.org

CCE Cattaraugus County

CCE Essex County

CCE Harvest NY, Long Island Region

  • Area: Nassau and Suffolk Counties
  • Contact: Sandra Menasha at srm45 [at] cornell.edu and Amy Bly at ab2353 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: harvestny.cce.cornell.edu

CCE Harvest NY, North Country Region

  • AreaClinton, Warren, Essex, Franklin, Washington
  • Contact: Lindsey Pashow at (518) 569-3073 or lep67 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: harvestny.cce.cornell.edu

CCE Harvest NY, Lower Hudson Valley Region

  • Area: Rockland, Orange, Putnam Counties 
  • Contact: Kristy Apostolides at 845-429-7085, ext. 106 or kda4 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: harvestny.cce.cornell.edu

CCE Harvest NY, Upper Hudson Valley Region

  • Area: Ulster, Greene, Columbia, Dutchess, Sullivan Counties 
  • Contact: Katie Sheehan-Lopez at kms369 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: harvestny.cce.cornell.edu

CCE Harvest NY, Western NY Region

  • Area: Allegany, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Yates
  • Contact: Becky O'Connor at (845) 706-0293 or rao84 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: harvestny.cce.cornell.edu

CCE Jefferson County

CCE Lewis County

  • Area: Lewis County
  • Contact: Michele Ledoux at (315) 376-5270 or mel14 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: ccelewis.org

CCE Niagara County

  • Area: Niagara County
  • Contact: Amanda Henning at app27 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: cceniagaracounty.org

CCE Saratoga County

  • Area: Saratoga County
  • Contact: Nicolina Foti  at 518-885-8995 ext. 2230 or nvf5 [at] cornell.edu
  • Websiteccesaratoga.org

CCE Schoharie and Otsego Counties

  • Area: Schoharie and Otsego Counties
  • Contact: Don Smyers at (518) 234-4303 ext. 116 or drs269 [at] cornell.edu
  • Websitecceschoharie-otsego.org

CCE Seneca County

  • Area: Seneca, Wayne, Ontario, and Yates Counties 
  • Contact: Mo Tidball at (315) 539-9251 or mmt65 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: senecacountycce.org

CCE Sullivan County

CCE St. Lawrence County

  • Area: St. Lawrence County
  • Contact: M. Flip Filippi at (315) 379-9192 or mpf65 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu

CCE Tompkins County

CCE Warren County

  • Area: Warren County
  • Contact: Samantha Sprague at 518-668-4881 or ss3983 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: warren.cce.cornell.edu

CCE Washington County

  • Area: Washington County
  • Contact: Hannah Rosen at (518) 746-2560 or har56 [at] cornell.edu   
  • Website: washington.cce.cornell.edu

CCE Wayne County

  • Area: Wayne County
  • Contact: Emma Kett at 315-331-8415 ext. 118 or at ek685 [at] cornell.edu
  • Website: ccewayne.org

Common Ground Farm

  • Area: Beacon Central School District
  • Contact: Erika Rincon at farmtoschool [at] commongroundfarm.org
  • Website: commongroundfarm.org

East End Food Institute

Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES

  • Area: Mohawk Valley 
  • Contact: Kate Dorr at (315) 738-0848 or kdorr [at] oneida-boces.org

NYC Department of Education, Food & Nutrition Services

  • Area: Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island
  • Contact: George Edwards at (718) 707-4331 or gedwards4 [at] schools.nyc.gov

Rural Health Network of South Central NY

  • Area: Southern Tier & Mohawk Valley 
  • Contact: Hannah Rion at (607)-376-3619 or hrion [at] rhnscny.org
  • Website: foodandhealthnetwork.org

Sidney Central School District

  • Area: Delaware County 
  • Contact: Maryssa Schlough at (920) 979-4374 or mschlough [at] sidneycsd.org
  • Website: Sidney CSD on Facebook

Meet Farm to School Coordinators

Becky handing out stickers to a room full of children

Field Note

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Cheryl Bilinski

Field Note

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