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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.

How can being a member benefit YOU?
  • You’ll have a direct connection to upcoming programs, resources, and more
  • Educators that can answer your questions.
  • Programs ranging from one-on-one visits to small workshops and conferences.
  • Partnerships to offer training and certification opportunities.
  • Trust – CCE has been serving Delaware County for more than 100 years!

Registration Now OPEN

We are now accepting applications for the summer 2018 camping program!

Overnight Camp available for children ages 8-16 by January 1.  Day Camp available (8:30AM – 4:30PM) for campers age 6+

Camperships are available to help defray the cost of attending.  Applications are due by March 30.

Call (607) 865-6531 to request an application/brochure.

We hope to see you this summer at Shankitunk!

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Family Farm Day

Calling Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware Farms!!

With Family Farm Day (FFD) celebrating its sixth year, we are pleased to welcome Delaware County farms. FFD is a signature event made possible only with your participation and the generosity of our sponsors. Each year participating farms experience widespread publicity and excellent farm product sales, while visitors build awareness about agriculture, local farming, real food, and a multitude of farm products.

To that end, CCE and the FFD Planning Committee invite all farms interested in participating in FFD 2018 to attend the Annual Winter Meeting to be held in respective counties at the following dates and times:

Delaware: Thursday, March 1, 1-3:00 p.m., CCE Extension Center, 34570 SR 10, Hamden

Contact: Mariane Kiraly, 607.865.6531 for more information.

Schoharie: Friday, March 2, 1-3:00 p.m., CCE Extension Center, 173 S. Grand St., Cobleskill

Contact: David Cox, 518.234.4303 for more information.

Otsego: Wednesday, March 7, 1-3:00 p.m., CCE Education Center, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown

Contact: Lyn Weir, 607.547.8886 for more information.

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Farmer’s Market Community Meeting

Thursday, March 1, 9:30am-11:30am

CCE-Resource Center, Hamden

The goal of this meeting is to create and/or strengthen relationships among individuals and groups that support farmers’ markets in Delaware County.

Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan to attend.

Click HERE for more information.

 Local Sales Tax Growth in 2017 – Highest in Four Years

Local sales tax collections for calendar year 2017 totaled $16.6 billion, an increase of $620 million, or 3.9 percent, from the previous year. This marks the highest year-over-year growth since 2013.

The increase in 2017 was driven largely by growth occurring in the fourth quarter, which was nearly twice as much as each of the prior three quarters, and one-half higher than the fourth quarter of 2016.

See attached for more information.

Biointensive Garden


Saturday, February 24th, 10:00am-Noon
CCE-Resource Center, Hamden
Cost: $5 for members/$10 for non-members

Biointensive gardening is a method of growing as much organic food as possible in the smallest amount of space. This method is ideal in space-constrained settings, but can also be used maximize resources and effort in bigger spaces. Whether you are a beginning gardener wanting a kick-start in organic food production methods, or you are an experienced gardener wanting to incorporate the biointensive approach into your existing gardening practice, this workshop is for you.
This workshop will also cover: – Biointensive history and philosophy; Season extension management and decision making; Crop rotation; Tools and technology and Resources available.
To register contact CCE at 607-865-6531 or email: [email protected]

Clean Energy Community


Alliance Nas
 NAS: An Unintended Consequence
Tuesday, March 6 at CCE 
9:00am-11:00am OR 1:00pm-3:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Michele Caliva, RN, MA, CSPI

This program will provide an overview of NAS, causes, clinical effects, and long term effects.  In addition, the program will explain how NAS is managed in the hospital and at home, the implications around breast feeding and what support services are available for mom and the baby.   Parents, agency staff, school personnel, and healthcare providers are invited to attend either  session.

Register by calling CCE at 607-865-6531.

Thu 22

4-H Tractor & Machinery Certification Course

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 23

4-H Horse Bowl/Hippology Practice Meeting

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 24

French Biointensive Gardening

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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




Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address questions or concerns regarding flooding.




Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.