Colorful delicious edible-flowers, Yarrow Hollow Farm, Holmes, Putnam County
Image by Sarah Lucas, Yarrow Hollow Farm

Yarrow Hollow Farm, Edible Flowers

Lanza farms , farmstead creamery

Lanza Farms, Farmstead Creamery

Horseman's Trail Farm
Image by Mary Finger

Horseman's Trail Farm, Tamworth piglets

Yarrow Hollow Farm, Holmes, Putnam County NY
Image by Sarah Lucas, Yarrow Hollow Farm

Yarrow Hollow Farm, High-tunnel

Willow Ridge Farm

Willow Ridge Farm, Bourbon Red turkeys


CCE-Putnam is unique among local organizations in offering a continuum of education and resources that enable it to address a food systems issues in a holistic way. By working at a food-system level, we can more effectively respond to cross-cutting needs such as food safety, food access, local farms and community infrastructure. We offer resources for farmers, and consumers, to help strengthen our local and regional food systems.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

undefinedTwo laboratory-confirmed cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) were identified in Dutchess (one in a pheasant flock) and Ulster County (one in a backyard flock). These flocks have been euthanized to help control the spread of the virus.
If you think you have HPAI in your flock, REPORT IT to the State Animal Health Diagnostic Center, at (607) 253-3900 or or USDA toll-free at 1-866-536-7593. For more information on how to protect your flock against HPAI, view Cornell's recent fact sheet and the USDA Defend the Flock resource center.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the recent HPAI detections in birds do not present an immediate public health concern. No human cases of these avian influenza viruses have been detected in the United States. As a reminder, the proper handling and cooking of poultry and eggs to an internal temperature of 165 ˚F kills bacteria and viruses.
Poultry Producers: Be on the Lookout for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza | CALS
USDA Defend the Flock Poultry Checklist Signs of Illness
Avian Influenza FAQs 2.25.22  
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Last updated March 1, 2022