t. 607-334-5841 or 334-9972
My name is Kristi Gorrell. I am pleased to introduce myself as the Ag in the Classroom Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension. Having lived in Chenango County my entire life, the young people here mean a lot to me. I live in Columbus, NY on a small farm with my husband and children. My family has always been active with 4-H programming, and I have witnessed the positive impact that stems from our involvement. Agriculture is everywhere and it lends itself nicely to students from every walk of life, ability and interest. I am excited for the opportunity to invest in the lives of area students by enriching curriculum with authentic learning and hands-on experiences. I believe teaching students how to care for the land and animals around them boosts their self-esteem in such a way that they become competent leaders land appreciative adults. I am honored to be a part of the CCE team and am looking forward to seeing what can be accomplished together.