December 31, 1969
December 31, 1969
Program Seeking a Senior Administrative AssistantThe Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP) is a Cornell Cooperative Extension Regional Agriculture Team that serves a large multi-county region in Eastern New York State. The team consists of 13 specialists and several technicians who work together with Cornell faculty and extension educators statewide to address the issues that impact the industry. The programs provide educational opportunities and information to producers, processors and agri-business professionals, arming them with the knowledge to profitably produce vegetable, tree fruit, small fruit and grape crops, contributing to the viability of farms and the economic well-being of New York State.
Provide a high level of customer service, coordinating the enrollment process for the 17 county region and directing clientele to the appropriate specialist. Coordinate and promote educational events, set up file systems and maintain official records, draft routine correspondence, schedule meetings, invoice as well as reconcile program revenue with the program account manager. Coordinate production of the program's Produce Pages and seasonal newsletters (electronically and in print). Promote the team's activities with publications, posters, website postings and reports. Serve as the Administrator for the team's website http://enych.cce.cornell.edu, making sure all aspects of the site are working and also posts meeting notices, announcements and other information for the team specialists.
This position is full-time (39 hours/week) and will be located in Hudson Falls, Voorheesville or Highland, New York. This is a one year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.
- Formal training beyond a High School Diploma and 2+ years of experience in an administrative setting or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Possess creativity and design skills needed to produce highly professional reporting and promotional materials
- Proficient with use and learning computer software including Desktop publishing (Publisher or InDesign), word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), Calendar (Outlook), Database management (Access), Qualtrics, SharePoint, website development.
- Can work effectively and cooperatively with others in a Team Environment.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Must be independent and a self-starter that can support the efforts of a team structure.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Ability to work well with a diverse group of people including but not limited to faculty, staff and students.
- Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced environment.
- Able to work efficiently and effectively while working independently.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Requires reasoning, analytical ability, creativity, and innovation in solving problems.
- Must attend to details, possess excellent organizational skills, and work harmoniously in a team environment.
- Must have demonstrated ability to handle sensitive/confidential material and maintain strict confidentiality in a professional manner.
- Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.
- Associate's or Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising, graphic design, visual arts or similar field.
- 4+ years relevant work experience.
- Knowledge of CCE Area Team and County Association mission and operation.
To apply for this position please follow this link:
Background check may be required. No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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Welcome New Technicians!Annie Mills is a new addition to the team and will be working as a technician in counties around the Capital Region of New York. She recently graduated from Cornell University with a major in Agricultural Science and a minor in entomology. Over the next season her duties will include insect pest monitoring, assistance with horticultural varieties trials, and helping with the newsletter, along a variety of other tasks. Annie is originally from Schoharie County and is very thankful for the opportunity to work with growers here in eastern New York during the upcoming season!
Sarah Rohwer is our newly hired ENYCHP technician based at the Hudson Valley Lab in Highland, NY. She will be assisting educators with research and extension programs in fruits and vegetables. She grew up in Ulster County and got her Biology degree at Binghamton University where she assisted in research on the effects of deer in local forests.
For more information please click here!
Changes to Bloat Nematode Testing ServicesIn the wake of Dr. George Abawi's retirement and a reduction in staffing, the Bloat Nematode Testing Lab in Geneva has decided it needs to limit the number of samples that it can accept for 2015. This year, the Geneva lab will accept samples from farmers wishing to replant seed on their own farm, but is asking that growers who want to sell their seed to others send samples to the Michigan State Diagnostic Clinic.
Each sample sent to the Cornell Bloat Nematode Testing Lab will cost $40 to sample this year, reflecting the end of the Specialty Crop Block Grant subsidy which reduced cost to $20 per sample for the last two years. Samples sent to Michigan will cost $75 dollars each. This is three times the in-state rate due to state subsidies for Michigan growers and the need for APHIS approval to accept samples from outside the state.
The sample submission form for Cornell samples can be found here along with a new fact sheet, and the Michigan State sample submission form can be found here. On the Michigan form, the nematode testing information is towards the very bottom. Please remember to triple the rate if sending samples to Michigan.
As in previous years, if trying to detect Bloat Nematode, select suspicious bulbs for testing. Neither of these labs offer certification, they are simply providing results based on the sample received.
Cornell Lab and Extension staff, as well a garlic grower advisory group, will work to determine if the lab at Geneva will be able to return to accepting all of New York's samples next year, and what the cost will be.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Crystal at 518.775.0018.