Cornell Cooperative Extension Statewide Mission
The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.
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4-H CAMP SHANKITUNK BROCHURES AVAILABLE
The 2016 4-H Camp Shankitunk brochure is now available. Click HERE to open & print a copy.
The On-Line registration link is now open for the 2016 camping season. Go to: www.campshankitunk.org
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT CCE-DELAWARE
Nutrition Subject Educators: Teach workshops, perform food demonstrations and deliver nutrition education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low income families, individuals and youth in the Eat Smart NY/Federal SNAP-Ed Regional Program for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Delaware and Otsego Counties. Two positions available. Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition required. Full time. Excellent benefits. All applications must be received by May 13, 2016. Apply online: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage%20 SNAP ED Nutritionist Job number: WDR-00007509
Horticulture/Natural Resources Subject Educator III: Develop and deliver horticulture and natural resources educational programs. Must be able to effectively communicate with clientele. Master’s degree in horticulture, natural resources or plant science or related discipline is required. 20 hours/week. Benefits available. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Apply online: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage%20 Subject Ed. III WDR-00007507
Horticulture/Natural Resources Educator Subject Educator I: Implement horticulture and natural resources educational programs. Must be able to effectively communicate with clientele. Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, plant science and/or natural resources. 20 hours/week. Benefits available. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Apply online: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCECareerPage%20 Subject Ed. I WDR-00007508
Applications accepted through May 13, 2016.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR FARMERS
VIDEO RELEASED: Marketing Strategies Video (Watch the video, learn more about the workshop, and download the presentations used on our Delaware Fresh page.)
Brief Overview: DELAWARE FRESH, funded by USDA Local Food Promotion Program Grant #14-LFPPX-NY-0129, researched interest among Delaware County, NY consumers for purchasing local farmers’ food products, and researched farmers’ needs for expanding their market outreach to local consumers, using Schoharie Fresh as a model. Two workshops were held in which farmers strongly supported opportunities to expand their market through a local foods retail outlet and explored how social media marketing can expand their market outreach to invisible consumers and current customers.
LIVESTOCK "PNEUMONIA SEASON"
In a ‘normal’ Northeast weather year, as we move from the frigid wintery season into the spring season, the risk of respiratory illness in livestock (particularly those that are held in close confinement) generally increases but, this year, things are a little different. Given the unusually warm winter we have been experiencing, along with significant temperature swings, some farmers and others who own livestock may have had to deal with an early and more difficult time preparing for the “pneumonia season”. It’s hard to know how to manage a barn environment when the outdoor temperature changes 20-30 F in a matter of hours or, the occasional below zero streak of days runs right into above freezing weather!
To read more, click HERE
Saturday, April 30, 9:00am - 3:00pm, SUNY Delhi, Room 112, Farnsworth Hall. Fee $10/person - lunch included.
CCE Delaware County6 & SUNY Delhi are collaborating to provide a certification training for students and sheep/goat producers on using the FAMACHA technique to estimate Barberpole Worm burdens in small ruminant animals. Producers will be paired with parasitology students during the lab portion, in which we will be using microscopes to conduct a fecal analysis of your own sheep or goats (call Rich Toebe if you need info on how to collect a sample from your animal).
For more information or to register contact Kim Holden, 607-865-7090.
QUILT PROJECT FOR THE COUNTY FAIR
This year’s County Fair quilt project will encourage quilters and the public to celebrate “I © Quilting Mix & Match Monday.” We would like to display quilt projects this year at the Delaware County that have been especially fun to create and will inspire others to create a quilt/quilted project. This year CCE Human Ecology fair exhibit will feature “Healthy Monday; Dedicating the First Day of Every Week to Health.”
To participate in “I © Quilting Mix & Match Monday” project, each individual or group is asked to complete a wall hanging or mini-quilt by Friday, July 8, 2016. The quilted projects will be displayed at the Delaware County Fair August 15-20, 2016 and may be available for bid. Quilt projects bid money will be donated to Relay for Life. Quilters can also volunteer to do quilting demonstrations at the Delaware County Fair.
For more information about this year’s quilt project or to receive a copy of the project guidelines, please call Jeanne Darling at Cornell University Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531 or e-mail [email protected]
FARMERS' MARKET VENDORS WANTED
Cornell Cooperative Extension will sponsor three Farmers’ Markets in 2016: Walton, Sidney, and Deposit. This season, we would like to expand the number of vendors in these three markets. There is a great need in Delaware County for markets that participate in the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), redeeming produce coupons for WIC clients and senior citizens. Although the FMNP participants are the target audience, Extension would like to offer additional locally produced foods and increase the number of cash paying patrons as well.
Deposit Farmers’ Market
2 Thursdays only, August 18 & September 15, 2016, 10:00am-2:00pm
Sidney Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, Video Entertainment parking lot, June 28 – August 30, 2016, 2:00-6:00pm* (from 10:00 am-6:00pm on the 4th Tuesday)
Walton Farmers’ Market
1st & 3rd Wednesdays, July 6 – October 19, 2016, 10:00am-2:00pm
If you are interested in participating as a vendor in the Deposit, Sidney, or Walton Farmers’ Markets, please contact Jeanne Darling at 607-865-6531 or email [email protected].
4-H FORESTRY WEEKEND
May 6-8, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi
For youth ages 10 and older. Cost: $43 per participant
Join youth from across the state for a weekend of forestry activities, games and competition.
For more information and registration form, visit Orange County Extension's web site: http://cceorangecounty.org/4-h-youth/4-h-forestry-weekend
LINK TO EDEN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
LINK TO EDEN - CLICK HERE: EDEN
LINK TO WINTER STORM PREPAREDNESS: Winter Storm Prepardness
Sign up for NY –Alert weather reports on your computers and smartphones. Click here
Also, please familiarize yourself with the information on the NY EDEN website regarding Severe Summer storms and share this information widely. Click here
Specifically for agriculture, consider hosting Farm Disaster Preparedness clinics. Click here
Finally, for virtually any extreme weather event, preparedness is key. Click here
For more information click here: EmergencyPreparedness
Dealing With Power Outages:
What you need to know, click HERE
Portable Generator Safety, click HERE
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, click HERE
Staying Warm in an Unheated House, click HERE
Preparing Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
Safety of Frozen Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
Safety of Refrigerated Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
Zika virus and the potential of its spread - click HERE
NY CCE EDEN is supporting NOAA's National Weather Service "WeatherReady" nation vision, which includes increasing partnerships and redoubling our efforts in public outreach and education for all kinds of severe weather including floods. Next week offers a great opportunity for all entities in New York to prepare for floods and flash floods.
It is imperative that our citizens be prepared for flooding, whether it be from a thunderstorm with excessive rain, snow melt, ice jams, dam breaks or a tropical storm or hurricane.
The following websites have excellent information on flood safety.
Click here for complete list of upcoming events
State Teen Action Representative Retreat (STARR)
April 28 - May 1, NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY
May 2, 9, 23, 12:45pm-1:15pm, Andes Central School
4-H Teen Council Quilt Meeting
Monday, May 2, 6:00-8:00pm, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden