Kitty O'Neil

Kitty O'Neil

Team Leader, Field Crops & Soils Specialist

CCE St. Lawrence
2043B ST HWY 68
Canton, NY 13697

phone 315-854-1218


Dr. Kitty O'Neil serves Northern New York agriculture as a Regional Field Crops and Soils Specialist and is Team Leader of the Northern New York Regional Ag Team. Her work focuses on providing field crop producers,consultants, and industry representatives with theknowledge and educational resources necessary to improve crop production and management practices.She helps farmers implement changes to enhance farm prosperity and resilience, while minimizing environmental impacts. Her overall goal is sustainable growth of ag industries in Northern New York.

Kitty is also a member of the Cornell Climate Smart Farming Extension Team because her goals of improving productivity and resilience of North Country farms requires smart crop management and a keen understanding of climate-related risks to crop production and long-term soil health.
Kitty grew up on a successful family dairy farm in Cayuga County, New York and went on to receive a B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University, her M.S. in Animal Nutrition and Plant Biochemistry from Michigan State University (MSU), and her Ph.D. in Sustainable Plant and Soil Cropping Systems from MSU. Kittyis also a Certified Crop Adviser.

Prior to working with Cooperative Extension, Dr. O'Neil spent several years working at MSU researching potato cropping systems, studying impacts of crop rotations, soil amendments, and cover crops on soil health and biophysics on potato farms.

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Upcoming Events

Modern On-Farm Preparedness Program

January 30 - February 27, 2020
Times will vary.
Lowville, NY 13367, NY

Webinars can be accessed at the local site or signed in anywhere from a mobile device or computer.
Six consecutive Thursday afternoons: January 23 - February 27. Attend all sessions or individual sessions.
Registration is $10 per session or $50 for all six sessions.

Presenting organizations:
Cornell Cooperative Extension, NY State Cattle Health Assurance Program, American Dairy Association, and New York Center for Agriculture and Health.

NNY Locations:
CCE Jefferson Office, 203 N Hamilton St, Watertown,NY
Miner Institute Conference Room, 1034 Miner Farm Road, Chazy, NY

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Announcements

Check out the Hemp Worksop Presentations

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New 2020 Farm Financial Office Hours with Kelsey O'Shea

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Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms

Employee Resources
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USDA Announces New Decision Tool for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

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