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.
BECOME A MEMBER OF CCE
Click here for enrollment form: Enrollment-2014
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
CATSKILL CATTLE CO. TO HOST BEEF PRODUCERS MEETING
Lonny Schaefer, owner of Catskill Cattle Company, will host the beef producers’ group meeting on December 17, 2014, at 1-3:00 p.m. at 96 Laurel Bank Avenue, Deposit NY.
This farm is a seed stock operation with a small feed lot, raising registered Simmental and SimAngus cattle. The cattle are bred for fall calving. Lonny will discuss the pros and cons of this calving system and his nutrition and fertility programs. Bull sales, feeder calves and their freezer trade will also be discussed.
These producer meetings are sponsored by the Watershed Agriculture Program in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County. To register, contact Kim Holden at 865-7090 or email: KMH19@cornell.edu
NAME THAT LOCAL FOOD STORE!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mariane Kiraly, 34570 State Hwy 10, Hamden, NY 13782 by 12/31/2014 and we will pick a winner!
HOLIDAY DECORATION CLASSES
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
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...
4-H GOLF TOURNAMENT RESULTS
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.
DELAWARE COUNTY FAIR - 2014 PHOTOS
Enjoy these photos from the 2014 Delaware County Fair
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
Click here for complete list of upcoming events
Eating Smart, Being Active
December 2, 9, 16, 12:30pm-2:00pm, Food Pantry, Sidney
Food Rules Workshop-Dairy Products
Dairy Products - December 5, 10am - 4pm, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden.
FEE: $10.00, bring a bag lunch. Call CCE at 607-865-6531 to register.
4-H Teen Council Ice Skating & Movie
Saturday, December 6, 11am - 8pm, SUNY Broome, Binghamton