Ed Staehr

Ed Staehr

  • Senior Extension Associate
  • Executive Director, NY FarmNet

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Faculty Expertise

  • Farm and Agribusiness Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Family Business
  • Management
  • Food and Agricultural Economics
  • Management Communication
  • Farm Business Succession


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management



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Ed Staehr is the executive director for NY FarmNet in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. His organization helps farm families who are experiencing personal or financial stress, as well as farms that wish to link one generation to the next through farm transfers, partnerships, retirement and estate planning, and business planning. NY FarmNet provides free, confidential consulting to farm families throughout New York State. A key interest for Staehr is increasing the number of farm business transfers from one generation to the next.

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Awards and Honors

  • Smith Family Business Initiative Fellow (2016) Johnson School, Cornell University
  • Faculty Fellow (2014) Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
  • Outstanding Accomplishments in Extension/Outreach (2006) CALS
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Leadership Society (2004) CALS

Academic Degrees

  • MPS Cornell University, 1994
  • BS Cornell University, 1988