Kelsey O'Shea

Kelsey O'Shea

Agriculture Business Development

CCE St. Lawerence
2043B State Highway 68
Canton, NY 13697

phone 315-379-9192


My name is Kelsey O'Shea and I am the new Ag Business Management Specialist for the NNY Regional Ag Team. I originally hail from San Diego, California where I grew up next to the beach, but spent all my time at the horse barn. I spent my youth attending and then working at an old cowboy vocational college in the hills of Temecula that turned into a children's camp in the summer time. Designed like an old western ghost town, I developed my love for livestock and horseback riding through education and experience there. I left California after high school to attend Cornell University with the intent to pursue Veterinary Sciences. After a couple years, my interests changed and I ended up with a BS in Animal Science and a minor in Agribusiness Management. While at Cornell I spent my summers working on a guest ranch near the entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Emigrant, MT. Although I loved living out West, following graduation I took a position with Farm Credit East, ACA working in both lending and financial services in Cortland, NY. During my time at Farm Credit I focused on being well rounded and took on learning both sound lending practices in addition to the ins and outs of farm taxation and record keeping. Through those hands on experiences with clients I came to realize my strength was helping and educating my farmers with the goal of increasing their profitability. After moving to Northern NY with Farm Credit in 2013 I resumed my passion of teaching horseback riding lessons and completed construction of a barn to call my own in 2015 called Clover Luck Ranch. I currently have six horses on the property with a majority of them being used in my lesson program. I also participate in the following community activities: I am on the St Lawrence County Farm Bureau Board as their Young Farmer and Rancher Chair, I am a member of the Pro-Equine Group, and I am involved with the Day At the Farm Event in St Lawrence County. I currently live in the town of Madrid near a large dairy operation and enjoy helping there when I can. In my spare time I really enjoy riding my horses, traveling, and spending time with family. I look forward to working with your farm business in the near future!

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Upcoming Events

FARM Program Continuing Education

April 9, 2020

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FARM Program Continuing Education

April 10, 2020

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FARM Program Continuing Education

April 13, 2020

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Announcements

Welcome Gabby Wormuth, Dairy/Livestock of Jefferson County

Gabby is the new Dairy/Livestock Specialist for CCE of Jefferson County!

Gabrielle Wormuth has joined the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County staff and agriculture team as the new Dairy and Livestock educator. "Gabby" will assist dairy and livestock farmers in Jefferson and Lewis Counties with a wide spectrum of production topics including animal welfare, and herd management.

Gabby Wormuth (Domagala) grew up on her family's small dairy farm in Lewis County. She graduated from Cobleskill in 2017, earning her Associates Degree in Agricultural Business and Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, with a focus in Dairy. After graduation, she helped manage a large dairy operation in central New York and was a calf nutrition consultant for a milk replacer company. She specializes in on-farm troubleshooting with herd management practices, Spanish translations, cattle reproduction, calf & heifer raising and human resource management.

Outside of work, Gabby enjoys making memories with her one year old son, Liam. In addition, she spends her free time milking her cows and growing her herd of show cattle. Gabby looks forward to her younger five siblings showing her cattle at the county fair and farming with family.


How to Manage COVID-19 Risk on Dairy Farms

Straightforward helpful steps to manage risk on dairy farms!  We are happy to help talk farms through these steps and develop risk management plans for protecting owners and team members. Reach out to Kelsey O'Shea via email kio3@cornell.edu for more information.

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Update - Regional Ag Team Operations during COVID-19

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