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Build A Dream Capital Campaign to Tilly Foster Farm

Our mission is to make the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County the best in New York State. CCE Putnam must raise all the funds to help us build our new home at Tilly Foster Farms. Our goal to complete this project is $750,000. That is why your contribution is so very important to make this happen.


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County started in 1944 and has been operating in the exact location that it currently is housed today.  Since 2019 we have grown exponentially, reaching over 110,000 “Friends of Extension,” who have received evidence-based programming from us.

Our top three service areas are 4-H Youth Development, Community Horticulture (Master Gardeners) Program and Strengthening Community and Economic Vitality and many new initiatives currently in development. To continue to provide outstanding, quality, and lasting service to our growing community, we need a new home.

Our goal is to build a beautiful two-story barn that will fit into the current footprint of the old building and will blend into the aesthetics of the historic farm at Tilly Foster Farm, located in Brewster, New York. This building will provide office space to grow into and, at the same time, have a large work area for lectures, demonstrations, and conferences.

Your support is crucial to our efforts to relocate to Tilly Foster Farm. Please help us achieve our mission, broaden our impact, and change the lives of Putnam County residents forever. We can do this together, and you can help us get the space we need.

Thank you for your support!

For those who wish to donate by check, please make check to

Cornell Cooperative Extension Putnam County

1 Geneva Road, Brewster, NY 10509

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GIVE to Grow Confident Kids – Preserve & Protect the Environment – Build Strong Communities.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County helps residents improve their lives and communities. We bring Cornell University to the people - tailoring university knowledge to local needs. Putnam families and communities deal with many issues. Combining research knowledge and practical experience our educational programs make real differences in people’s lives and communities:

  • 4-H Youth Development Program empowers youth – our future leaders. Youth learn life and leadership skills and civic and social responsibility.
  • Seed to Supper teaches residents how to grow vegetable gardens on a small budget.
  • Horticulture and Natural Resources programs helps residents implement best practice in their gardens and landscapes to protect water quality and preserve the environment.
  • Health, Community and Economic Vitality programs help increase prosperity and self-sufficiency

Your Support Stays in Putnam County! 100% of the donations to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County are used to fund our work in the County. 

Last updated March 21, 2023