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Click here for enrollment form:  Enrollment-2014



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


ATTN:  Delaware County Farmers and Food Producers.  This information is for YOU! 

Click HERE for more information.

Do you want to increase your farm revenue with direct sales to Delaware County residents?   Attend a Delaware Fresh and Delaware Local Foods Outlet Planning Meeting on November 13, 2014 from 1:00-3:00p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, NYS Rte 10, Hamden. 


Join in the planning discussion with Extension and its Partners.  Cornell Cooperative Extension has USDA Local Foods Promotion Program funding for supporting your farm foods to be sold directly to Delaware County consumers through online ordering and pick up at a centralized distribution site. 


USDA support brings shopping convenience by directly connecting consumer and farmer; encourage increased local consumption of local produce; and decrease farmers’ costs for their time, transportation, and marketing.  This ‘local foods’ staffed marketplace will be located in Delhi.  It  will operate at convenient hours for Delaware County farmers and residents, be in an attractive storefront with ample parking, and accept various payment methods to serve all income levels.  Weekly educational events are planned to feature cooking, recipe tastings, web-based marketing and online ordering services.  County grown and produced foods will be marketed and sold at peak of freshness and nutrition, and at affordable prices.  Opening is planned for March 1, 2015. 


At this November 13, 2014 planning meeting, you will meet Extension staff and our Partners.  A Schoharie Fresh Consultant will share how direct sales increased revenue for their farmers and food producers in the past four years.  Their farmers stay focused on growing and producing local foods, specialty and seasonal value added foods, while Schoharie Fresh staff and volunteers handle online orders, and aggregate, market, and distribute local farm foods and value added products to Schoharie County residents. 



at our Extension office for Thursday NOVEMBER 13, 2014 1-3p.m., and

contact Jeanne Darling or Mariane Kiraly at Extension directly at:  607.865.6531 or by emailing Valerie at vsd22@cornell.edu to attend the DELAWARE Local Foods meeting November 13th.

To learn more about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County's community programs and events call 607-865-6531 or visit us online at www.ccedelaware.org.


Wednesday, December 17, 1:30pm -3:30pm OR 6:30pm-8:30pm, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden. FEE: $30

Netty's Flowers in Walton will be teaching a Holiday Centerpiece Class for CCE-Delaware County. 


Participants will design a fresh floral centerpiece of chrysanthemums, miniature carnations and assorted holiday greens in a festive container made especially for your home or to give as a gift.


To register, contact CCE at 607-865-6531. 

See attached flyer for more information:  Holiday decor-2014



Win $100 worth of CCE enrollments and resources!

CCE has received a USDA grant to open a local food outlet at the E-Center in Delhi. The products offered will be food products from Delaware County farmers. Target customers are consumers, seniors, SUNY employees, students, veterans and tourists and will be located in the hub of our county. We need to name the store and we are looking for creative ideas from our members! Come up with a catchy name and you could win! Send your ideas to mk129@cornell.edu or Mariane Kiraly, 34570 State Hwy 10, Hamden, NY 13782 by 12/31/2014 and we will pick a winner!

FOOD RULES WORKSHOPS-Dairy Processing on the Farm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will be offering a program on the rules and regulations in New York State on processing and marketing value-added milk products from dairy animals. Farmers who are considering this type of diversification and start-up farmers are also encouraged to attend. The program will be held December 5 at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Delaware County, 34570 State Highway 10, Suite 2, Hamden, NY 13782. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:00 a.m., running until 4:00 p.m. Value added dairy products include cheeses, yogurt, gelato, butter, and more..

Robert Ralyea, Sr. Extension Associate, Cornell department of Food Science, together with Joanne Lawton, Area supervisor for the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Division of Milk Control, will discuss current regulations and how to set up a dairy processing facility.

In the afternoon there will be a farmers’ panel discussion with local farmers who currently make value added dairy products. These farmers will share their experiences in regulatory compliance and offer advice from the farmers’ perspective. These include: Aissa O’Neil, of Betty Acres Farm/Modern Milkmaid; Linda Smith of Sherman Hill Farmstead; Ron and Corinne Brovetto of Harpersfield Cheese; and Shannon Mason of Cowbella Fine Farmstead Dairy Products.

The fee for the program is $10 per person – please provide complete contact information. To register, make check out to Cornell Cooperative Extension & mail to the above address. Registration is due one week before the workshop date. Write "Dairy Food Rules" on the memo line. Bring a bag lunch. Beverages will be provided.

This workshop is part one of a series on Food Rules in New York. These three workshops are funded through a grant from the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2012-49200-20031.

December 5, 10am - 4pm: Dairy Products 

To register contact CCE at 607-865-6531.  Fee:  $10/pp.  Bring a bag lunch.

 For more information click on the attached file: Food Rules Dairy Flyer


The 4-H Golf Tournament on September 19 was a huge success. 


1st Place Team - Brad Darling, Dave Anderson Jr, Ken Bauer, Nate Doig

2nd Place Team - Tim Smith, Mike Wagner Jr, Sandy Wagner, Mike Wager Sr


Click HERE to see more of the final results.


Enjoy these photos from the 2014 Delaware County Fair


Monday-Fair 2014

Tuesday-Fair 2014

Wednesday-Fair 2014

Thursday-Fair 2014

Friday-Fair 2014

Saturday-Fair 2014



Area beef producers are invited to a beef production school to be held on November 14, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with sign-in starting at 9:30 a.m. The program will be held at Cooperative Extension’s Resource Center at 34570 State Highway 10, Hamden, NY 13856. This program is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and the Watershed Agricultural Program.

Featured speakers will include Dr. Mike Baker, Cornell Beef Specialist, Ken Jaffe, Slope Farms, Meredith, Tom Gallagher, Livestock Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County, Dale Dewing, Watershed Ag Program Team Leader, and Nancy Glazier, Livestock Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County.

Topics will include: stocker cattle as a farm enterprise; finishing on grass; latest research on brown midrib sorghum-sudangrass; forage quality and harvest; and the results of the 2014 All Forage Fed Bull Test.

The program fee is $10 per person which includes lunch. Pre-registration is required by November 10. Send check made out to "CCE" with "beef school" written on the memo line. Please provide names and complete contact information. Mail check to Cornell Cooperative Extension (address above). To register by phone, call Cornell Cooperative extension: 607-865-6531. For more information email Janet Aldrich, JLA14@cornell.edu


New York Dairy Farmers - YouTube

Dairy farmers are quiet and dedicated members of their community, who take immense pride in continuing their family's heritage by producing a quality product...


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