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Linking extension educators, emergency managers, and community officials to enhance resilience and reduce the impact of disasters in New York communities.
Emergency preparedness kit​​​​​​​​
The New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) is a collaborative educational network based at Cornell University, dedicated to educating New York residents about preventing, preparing for and recovering from emergencies and disasters that could affect their families and communities. NY EDEN is affiliated with both the national USDA Extension Disaster Education​ Network (EDEN) and with Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

NY EDEN works to link the emergency preparedness resources of New York agencies and organizations with the community networking and outreach capabilities of Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Centers throughout the state.
The goals of NY EDEN are to:
  • Disseminate educational materials relating to emergency preparedness and recovery in order to reduce the impact of disasters on individuals and communities.
  • Provide emergency preparedness training and resources for Cooperative Extension Staff, businesses and community residents.
  • Assist CCE Associations in establishing partnerships and plans to assist their communities, through education, in emergency/disaster preparations and recovery.
  • Distribute credible resource materials before, during, and after a disaster. 

 Click here for a printable version of NY EDEN brochure
Click here for a history of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s
involvement in wartime and emergencies

For an overview of NY EDEN, see the webinar here​.

NY EDEN Operational Team 

​​​​​​​Keith G. Tidball, NY EDEN Director
Paul O'Connor
Assistant Director, Field Operations
Adam Hughes
State Extension Specialist
Danielle Hautaniemi 
State Extension Specialist

Renee Smith,
State Extension Specialist

Peter Landre
State Extension Specialist
Regional Ag. Programs

Katherine Baildon
Communications Specialist
​Deena Haines
CCE Administrative Systems Coordinator

Julie C. Suarez, Assistant Dean
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
126 State St., Suite 200

Katherine Herleman
Resource Educator
CCE of Schuyler County