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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calendar of events

Upcoming Events

Academy of Dairy Executives

December 12 - March 28, 2019

Session 1: December 12-13, Crowne Plaza, Lake Placid
Session 2: January 30-31, Best Western, Canton
Session 3: March 27-28, Harbor Hotel, Clayton

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Dairy Day 2019

January 15 - January 16, 2019
10-3pm
Burrville, NY

January 15th - Elks Club, Lowville, NY
January 16th - Ramada Inn, Watertown, NY

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23rd Annual North Country Crop Congress & Agribusiness Trade Show

January 31, 2019
10-3pm
Watertown, NY

Early Registration til January 27, 2019 only $25.00.
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Announcements

Sexual Harassment Prevention Background

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Financial Strategies for Farming Operations: Tips for Success

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Extension Learning Farm, Canton

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Three Free Digester Workshops offered through CCE St. Lawrence Co.

CCE of St. Lawrence County is offering three FREE workshops showcasing the research results from our feasibility study of anaerobic digester technology on small farms. The research was conducted by our partners at Clarkson University using the anaerobic digester at the Extension Learning Farm, which is fed both manure from a dairy operation and vegetable waste from our commercial kitchen. The digester heats a small green house that starts our seedling plants. We have a small scale vegetable-only digester as well. The research and program targets small dairies under 200 head, livestock producers, horticulture producers and anyone interested in alternative energy.

Program will be held on December 5, January 7, and March 6. A catered meal is provided at each program. Participants within the North Country Region will be given a $25 stipend to help cover travel costs, those from outside the region will be given $50. To receive the stipend, participants will need to complete a pre/post-test survey.

More information and registration information can be found here: http://stlawrence.cce.cornell.edu/events/2018/12/05/exploring-digester-technology


Need some advice during this farm crisis....

Click the link below to read the Do's and Don'ts March 2018
and Fireside Chat
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