WELCOME! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
4-H Camp Shankitunk Campership Applications Deadline – March 29
Campership opportunities are available to help defray the cost of attending 4-H Camp Shankitunk. Applications for camp scholarships are available at the 4-H Office in Hamden. You can also download a PDF at the end of this page. Applications are due back by the last business day in March. Delaware County Social Services may also have scholarship monies available for youth of families currently receiving services. Please contact Social Services directly for these camperships. If you are not located in Delaware County, please check with your local youth services organization to see if they are able to assist in sending your child to Camp. The Campership Committee will make every effort to award camperships based on desire to attend camp by carefully evaluating your story.
CDL TRAINING FOR AG INDUSTRY
Farm Owners and Employees Eligible for CDL Training
TRACTOR & MACHINERY OPERATORS 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 Operators Course allows exemption from this law for 14 and 15 year olds.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County 4-H program will be sponsoring a seven week course which will be taught by Larry Burgin, a Delhi farmer. This course will cover safe operation and routine maintenance of farm tractors. Youth who pass the course will be certified and receive a certificate.
Dates: Thursdays: February 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; plus a Saturday (driving/skills test)
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, 34570 State Hwy 10, Suite 2, Hamden, NY 13782
Cost: $40, which covers a course workbook
To register, contact Cooperative Extension at 865-6531; [email protected].
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 (legal, marketing, human resource, financial and weather/production risks) 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 Mealtime Matters
February 12,26 – 5:00pm-7:00pm, Andes Central School
January 17,24,31, February 7,28 – 5:30pm-7:00pm, Franklin Central School
January 7,14,21,28, February 4, 11 – 5:0opm-6:30pm, Milford Central School
January 9,16,23,30, Feburary 6,13,27 – 5:30pm-7:30pm, Sidney Central School
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.