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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


Make plans to attend the 84th Annual Delaware County Dairy Tour on Friday, August 1st. This drive yourself tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the Roger and Richard Liddle Farm at 29340 State Route 28, Andes, NY. We will visit with the Liddle Family about the Watershed Agricultural Program’s assistance with construction of a calf facility, participation in the Ag Plastics Recycling Program, their fruit and vegetable stand and their Wood-Mizer hydraulic sawmill that Richard operates as his “hobby” to provide custom, rough-cut lumber to local residents.

The second stop at noon is at The Burgin Family Farm, LLC at the intersection of County Hwy 16 and State Hwy 10, Fraser, NY. Our Delaware County Dairy Princess, Stephanie Bishop, will join us and give us an update on her activities! Lely will provide hotdogs and hamburgers and we will supply the milk and ice cream. This stop will feature the Lely Robotic milkers recently installed to milk the Burgin’s 115 cows. A Lely feed pusher makes life easier by making sure that the TMR is pushed up to the cows regularly. The cows also enjoy their body brush and life in the comfortable, open-air facility. On Saturday, August 2nd from 12-3pm, the Burgins and Lely will host an open house for the general public. Also at this stop, Chris Cole of CRC Harvesting, LLC will showcase his new Landoll 5211-12 no-till drill with a Loup Monitor System that will be contracted for our Conservation Innovation Grant cover crop program this fall.

The third stop at 2:30 p.m. is at Sherbrook Organic Dairy, 2474 County Rt 16, Delhi, NY. Tim Sherwood operates a pastured, organic dairy, grows organic corn and hay, and recently the Watershed Agricultural Program constructed a covered barnyard that provides a protected feeding area for the cows and makes nutrient management easier to accomplish. We will discuss Tim’s feeding program, the organic milk market and how he decided on organic dairy production.

This will be a great tour; put it on your calendar today! For more information or a map for the tour route contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531 or email: jam49@cornell.edu.


Come join us August 21-24 for a traditional camping experience at beautiful Camp Shankitunk in Delhi. At 4C-Camp for Adults you will: have fun; meet new friends; learn new & interesting crafts & hobbies; discover nature; enjoy evening campfires, programs & much more.

Can't stay the whole weekend? You can sign up for day activities only.


To receive information about registration and workshops offered at 4C Camp, call CCE-Delaware County at 607-865-6531. You can find more information and a brief video about 4C Camp at: http://4C-Camp.org.



When your garden overflows with plump red tomatoes and the farmers' market explodes with rows of brilliantly colored fruits and vegetables, it's time to join in the flavorful tradition of preserving good food.

Learn the latest on how to preserve excess produce that is safe and high quality by water bath canning and freezing. Participants will make and take home a jar of salsa as part of the class.

WHEN: Friday, August 22, 10:15am - 11:45am, 4C Camp, Camp Shankitunk, Delhi. FEE: $10.00

To register, send your fee to: CCE-Delaware County, 34570 St Hwy 10, Ste 2, Hamden, NY 13782 or call 607-865-6531.


Friday, September 19.   Sign up a team or become a sponsor.  Click on the attached flyer for more information.


Click here:  Golf flyer-2014 



The Summer Youth FNEC Program from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be bringing the nutrition education programs Cooking Up Fun, CATCH and Jump Into Food and Fitness to various locations in Delaware County throughout July and August. These free and informative programs are guaranteed to be fun for children 8 to 13 years old.


The Summer Youth Program will feature information on the U.S. dietary guidelines and healthy food lifestyle and fitness choices for youth and how kids can grow their own food. Activities and games will keep youth learning about nutrition, preparing healthy snack choices and how to strive to eat more fruits and vegetables each day. So look for Cornell Cooperative Extension's EFNEP and Eat Smart New York Summer Youth Programs coming to your neighborhood from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County:


JULY 28 – 31 in Hancock and South Kortright

AUGUST 18 – 28 in Sidney


For more information on how to participate in the program or to help organize a program in your community in Delaware County, contact Jeanne Darling at Cornell Cooperative Extension at (607) 865-6531 or email vsd22@cornell.edu.



August 1, 2014, 10 a.m.-Noon, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden


Cornell Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer a program on how to use the iMaps Invasives online system to help state planners and natural resource specialist track invasive species in New York.  It is an online mapping tool that is fun and easy to use, giving all levels of volunteers, from beginners to professionals a chance to help.  Daniel Rockefeller of the New York i-Maps Invasive Team will conduct the program. Participant may bring a laptop to practice using the system during the program. 


This program will be held on August 1st  from 10 a.m. to noon at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s resource center, 34570 State Highway 10 (lower parking lot), Hamden, NY 13782.  There is no fee for the program but pre-registration is greatly appreciated.  Call or email Janet Aldrich: 607-865-6531 – JLA14@cornell.edu to register.


All interested groups, from natural resource managers to the general public, are encouraged to

help keep the NYS map up-to-date and accurate by reporting invasive species locations.

Conservation professionals can also use the system to manage detailed information about

infestations and treatments.


Invasive species have a significant NEGATIVE impact on our environment, our economy and even our health. Early detection and reporting is needed to prevent the spread of these non-native plants, animals and insects. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County offers free invasive species identification. Call for more information on species of most concern in the Catskills or visit www.nyis.info – that stands for New York invasive species information. If you find a plant, insect or animal on your property or elsewhere that you think may be invasive, bring a sample to Extension’s office in Hamden for identification and recommendations. Wear gloves when handling any plants or insects. Call 865-6531 for directions or more information. You may also email a photograph with contact information to Janet Aldrich at JLA14@cornell.edu.

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  • 84th Annual Dairy Tour

    Friday, August 1, 10am starting at the Roger & Richard Liddle Farm at 29340 State Rt 28, Andes.  2nd Stop - Burgin Family Farm, Cty Hwy 16 & State Hwy 10, Fraser;3rd Stop - Sherbrook Organic Dairy, 2474 Cty Rt 16 Delhi. 

    For more information or a amp for the tour route, call 607-865-6531 or email: jam49@cornell.edu

  • Workshop on Using I-Maps Invasive

    Friday, August 1, 10am - Noon, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden.  Bring your laptop to practice using the system during the program.  Pre-registration is appreciated by calling 607-865-6531.


  • MyPlate - Delhi
    Friday, August 1, Courthouse Square, Delhi, 11am - 1pm
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