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Dana Palmer

Dana Palmer

Senior Extension Associate

123 Morrison Hall
(607) 255-4706

Outreach and Extension Focus

My professional interests are in exploring the mysteries of animal science with youth and their respective care givers and teachers. By offering relevant, real-world opportunities for school-aged youth to experience the many disciplines involved in caring for domestic and captive animals, I strive to engage learners in teachable moments that will inspire them to pursue higher education or careers involving companion animals or livestock species. The New York State 4-H Youth Development Animal Science program strives to engage young people in science and technology literacy activities, healthy lifestyle choices, and leadership opportunities to become productive and contributing community members. All programs support youth educators and volunteers through workshops, publications, web sites, lending libraries, electronic list updates, social media and telephone responses.

Awards and Honors

  • 25 Years of Service (2016) NYSACCE4-HE
  • Team Excellence Award for Animal Crackers Planning Team (2016) NYSACCE4-HE
  • 2013 Youth Animal Science Team Friend of Extension Campus Collaborator Award (2013) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County
  • Outstanding Accomplishments in Extension/Outreach -- Team (2012) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Distinguished Service Award (2011) NAE4-HA