The Steuben County Cornell
Cooperative Extension kicked off its centennial celebrations in 2018 by closing
out its 99th year with an address by CCE Director Christopher Watkins at
its annual banquet Thursday at the Bath Country Club.
Watkins told the Steuben CCE executive board, staff, county legislators and supporters the state's extension is unique because it is composed of independent county associations. That composition is the Cornell extension's greatest strength and its biggest challenge, he said.
"We must move strategically forward together," Watkins said. "We must dialogue about how do we keep this incredible system relevant for the next 100 years."
Steuben CCE Executive Director Larkin Podsiedlik recognized local staff for their efforts to carry out the extension's mission. The event also honored Jackie Knoll, Charlie Fausold, the Karr Dairy Farm and the Steuben Veterinary Clinic for their efforts during the past year.
Last updated December 1, 2017