WELCOME! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference
Thursday, January 11, 2018
9:30am – 3:00pm
SUNY Delhi, Farrell Hall
Dairy, Livestock, Grazing & Horticulture
Mark Your Calendars.
More information to follow.
Early Bird Sessions – 10:00-11:00am
Concurrent Sessions begin at 11:00am
4-H Public Presentation Information
4-H Tractor & Machinery Certification Course
By federal law, no person under 16 years of age may operate a farm tractor or farm machinery on a farm owned by anyone other than the person’s parents. The Tractor & Machinery Operator’s Certification Course allows exemption from this law for 14 and 15 year olds.
Course will cover safe operation and routine maintenance of farm tractors and will be taught by Larry Burgin, a Delhi farmer. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County 4-H Program will be sponsoring the course. The cost to participate is $40 per person which includes the course workbook.
2018 SCHEDULE ( 7 Classes; plus Driving/Skills Test)
- Register by February 1st
- Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22
To register contact the 4-H office at (607) 865-6531.
WINTER SOWING WORKSHOP
Saturday, January 27th – 10:00 a.m. until noon,
CCE Resource Center, Hamden
Want to get a jump start on your herbs and flowers, but don’t have the space or equipment for indoor germination? Winter sowing is a natural, efficient, and inexpensive way to get seeds started outdoors in mini-greenhouses. Please bring several plastic milk jugs or take-out containers with clear lids. We will provide soil and an assortment of interesting herb and perennial varieties. Later in the season, you can use the same technique to get your veggies started.
Cost: $5 for CCE members, $10 for non-members
To register call (607) 865-6531
CLEAN ENERGY COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
Want to get your community started with clean energy strategies, and be eligible for up to $250,000 in grant funding to implement a greenhouse gas emission reduction project? Check out the Clean Energy Communities Program through CCE Delaware and NYSERDA.
Farmers’ Tax School
The Farmers’ Income Tax School will be held on Thursday, January 25 (snow date January 26th) at 1:00 p.m. at the CCE-Resource Center in Hamden. Registration will begin at 12:45. Cost is $5.00 per farm for members, $10 per farm for non-members.
This year the school will highlight: Federal and State updates, new legislation, credits, update in social security, capital gain, sec. 179 changes, depreciation enhancements, ag program payments, and much more. We will also lead you through a typical tax return. Bring your questions and we will do our best to give you the answers you need. Tax forms will be available.
Presenters will be Mariane Kiraly, Extension Resource Educator and Sandy Whittaker, Tax Practitioner.
Register by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County at 607-865-6531 or email: [email protected] so we have adequate handouts available.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.