WELCOME! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference
Thursday, January 10
Mark your calendars for the Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference to be held at SUNY Delhi.
More information and workshop schedules coming soon.
Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
Saturday, December 8,
CCE-Resource Center, Hamden
Make a festive country centerpiece with fresh local evergreens and an assortment of dried and artificial accents. We’ll supply fresh-picked greenery, a chalk-painted Mason jar, ribbons, decorative accents, and all needed materials. Simply bring gloves, pruners, and your imagination!
Space is limited to 30 participants. To register call 607-865-6531 or email: [email protected]
Enjoy the Holiday Season!
How about giving the gift of Extension? We have gift certificates available for membership. Also, gift certificates for 4-H Camp Shankitunk. Give the gift of camp to your child or grandchild.
Contact us at (607) 865-6531 for more information.
Manage Your Risk in an Agritourism Business
Course offered again in January
5 sessions + Panel
Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams as trends indicate that nature and agricultural tourism is on the rise the Catskills region. Agritourism can also be a source of risk to the farm business. Five seminars will teach how to manage risk followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. There is no fee.
For more information contact Mariane Kiraly, Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531
Recordings from round 1 are available on our Youtube Channel
Farmers’ Tax School
January 24, 1:00pm-3:00pm
CCE-Resource Center, Hamden
The Farmers’ Income Tax School will be held on Thursday, January 24 (snow date January 31st) at 1:00 p.m. at the Delaware County 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.
FAMILY MEALTIMES MATTER
Margaretville Central School
Thursdays, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/29 from 5:00pm-6:30pm
To register for Margaretville location call Dorothy at 607-326-4106
Stamford Central School
Mondays, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/25 from 5:00pm-6:30pm
To register for Stamford location, call Tish Vorhees at 607-652-7301 x 207
Cooking and eating dinner together; nutrition information; knife skills; safe food handling; cooking techniques; reading a recipe and much more!
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.