WELCOME! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
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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.

Your membership dues support CCE programing.
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ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN

Register online by May 1st to get a FREE Shankitunk T’Shirt when you arrive! 

~ You can now purchase Gift Certificates online ~

Camperships opportunities are available.

Deadline to apply is March 31st!

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TRACTOR & MACHINERY OPERATOR’S CERTIFICATION

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. This  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. CCE of Delaware County 4-H Program will be sponsoring the course.  The cost to participate is $40 per person which includes the course workbook.

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HOME GARDENING WORKSHOPS

CCE will be offering monthly home gardening programs at the CCE-Resource Center, Hamden. These ‘mini-workshops’ will cover a range of topics and techniques and will feature demonstrations, hands-on-activities and guest speakers.
SEED STARTING SUCCESS
Saturday, January 28, 10:00am-Noon
COMPOSTING IN’s AND OUT’s
Saturday, February 25, 10:00am-Noon
EDIBLE LANDSCAPING
Saturday, March 25, 10:00am-Noon
 
The fee is $5 for members of CCE; $10 for non-members – please provide complete contact information. To register, make check out to Cornell Cooperative Extension & mail to 34570 St Hwy 10, Suite 2, Hamden, NY 13782. If you have questions contact Carla Crim, Extension Educator, 607-865-6531 or email: [email protected]
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CERTIFIED PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TRAINING

January 31, 11:00 am – 3:00pm

CCE-Resource Center, Hamden

3.0 DEC Core Pesticide Recertification Credits Available.

Fee:  $10 per person (included lunch)

For Farmers wanting to become NYS DEC Certified Pesticide Applicators. This allows you to buy and apply restricted use perticides for your own farm.

To register call (607) 865-7090 or email: [email protected]

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FARMERS’ TAX SCHOOL

Thursday, January 26, 1:00pm

CCE-Resource Center, Hamden

Fee: $5.00 per farm for CCE members; $10.00 per farm for non-members.

School will highlight: Federal and State updates; new legislation; credits; update in social security; capital gain; section 179 changes; depreciation enhancements; ag program payments; and much more.

Tax forms will be available.

Register by calling (607) 865-6531.

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BASKETS TO PALLETS WORKSHOP

Are you looking to diversify sales beyond the farmers market, CSA and farm stand? Food hubs, grocery stores, restaurants and cooperatives are looking for your products to meet growing consumer demand for local and sustainably-grown food. Yet, doing successful business with wholesale buyers requires planning and preparation. Ensure your success by joining us for ‘Baskets to Pallets’, a comprehensive two day introduction to selling wholesale. The course will take place on Tuesday, January 24th and Tuesday, January 31st from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Templeton Hall in historic Cooperstown, NY.

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JUNIOR CHEF CAMP

A series of six FREE hands-on culinary and nutrition education workshops for SIDNEY students in grades K-6 and their parents.

Monday’s-January 9, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27

5:30pm-7:00pm
Sidney High School, Home & Careers Room

To register call 607-865-6531

Kids will develop cooking and food safety skills and confidence.

Parents & kids will learn about healthy eating and stretching food dollars.

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4-H Camp Interviews

January 21
Mon 23

4-H Quilters Meeting

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 24

Add More Color to Your Diet-Oneonta

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 25

Eating Healthy on a Budget-Cooperstown

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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DROUGHT

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

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FLOODING

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

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WINTER STORMS

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

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