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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 ALUMNI REUNION PLANNED

4-H Camp Shankitunk in Delhi is inviting former staff to gather together for an alumni reunion celebration at camp this summer August 27th and 28th.  Please join us as we recognize our Maintenance Specialist, Art Howard, for 20 years of dedicated service.  The weekend agenda will also include a traditional Chicken BBQ Dinner, photo tables, and classic camp activities such as campfire songs, flag raising and lowering, vespers, hiking, and much more.  Admission will be a donation at the gate. The cost for dinner will be $10 per person.  The option to stay overnight in your own tent or rent a cabin is available.  Registration forms are available online at www.campshankitunk.org or you may call 607-746-2004 for more information.  4-H Camp Shankitunk has been providing a summer camp experience for youth in Delaware County since 1927.  We look forward to seeing staff from any of the years in between! Please bring your photos, camp memorabilia, and memories to share. 

Registration is requested by July 30th.  Submit registration forms to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 34570 St Hwy 10, Ste 2, Hamden, NY. Call 607-746-2004 or email [email protected] for more information or to request a registration form.

FREE INVASIVE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION

CCE of Delaware County, in partnership with the Catskill Region Invasive Species Partnership Project (CRISP), will identify any suspected invasive species that you may locate in the county.  Please call Carla Crim at 607-865-6531 for assistance.

So Easy to Preserve: Canning Local Food

Wednesday, August 3, 2:00-4:00pm, St James Episcopal Church, Delhi

 

When your garden overflows with fresh produce and the farmers' market explodes into rows of colorful fruits and vegetables, it's time to join in the flavorful tradition of preserving good food.

 

This class will cover how to can in a hot water bath and which foods should be canned using a pressure canner.  Pressure canner lids will be tested for accuracy as part of the program.  Participants will make and preserve a jar of peaches to take home.

 

Register by July 27 by sending $10 to CCE, 34570 St Hwy 10, Ste 2, Hamden, NY  13782 or call (607) 865-6531 to register and pay by credit card; or for more information.

 

MILK MONEY MONDAYS

August 22, 7pm-9pm, CCE Resource Center, Hamden

 

In response to prolonged low milk prices affecting dairy operations, CCE will offer open forums to discuss ideas to:

*  Enhance cash flow

* Communicate with lenders

* Manage labor needs

* Make use of farm resources

* Ideas to increase income/reduce expenses

 

Reply to Mariane Kiraly at: [email protected] or 607-865-6531.   

PERENNIAL FORAGE CUTTING HEIGHTS

Recommendations:
Alfalfa

* Manage cutting height based on field conditions, time of year and considerations for ash content in forage.

* Consider higher cutting height in fall to help capture and retain snow cover.

Click HERE  for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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].

 

Click here for a complete list of local Farmers' Markets:   Farmers Markets - 2016

 

 Sidney FM 

 Walton FM

2016 4-H YOUTH GOLF CLASSIC

Friday, September 16, Delhi College Golf Course. 

Bring a team or be a sponsor, or both!

See attached brochure for more information:  Golf Flyer-2016

 

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

DROUGHT RESOURCES

Please be advised that Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address questions or concerns regarding water scarcity or potential drought.

 

These resources are available at - http://eden.cce.cornell.edu/disasters/Pages/Drought.aspx

FLOOD AWARENESS

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.

 

http://www.weather.gov/bgm/preparednessFSAWNY2016

 

http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/

 

https://www.ready.gov/floods

 

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/flood

Events
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