WELCOME! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
October 25 & 26
CATSKILLS YOUTH CLIMATE SUMMIT
Monday & Tuesday, October 7 & 8, Frost Valley YMCA
Think climate change is an important topic? Want to help your community take action? Meet other student leaders for two days of collaboration and connection around the big topic of climate change.
Who Can Participate: Open to students in grades 7-12 & teachers in the Catskill region. We invite your school to send a team of students and faculty advisor interested in the environment & sustainability to this FREE overnight summit.
Interest students can apply online: https://tinyurl.com/y6b379hk
Contact CCE at 607-865-6531 for more information or questions. Registration is required.
Annual Meeting & Harvest Banquet
Wednesday, November 13, 5:00pm
Castle on the Delaware, Walton
CCE and Farm Bureau of Delaware County would like to invite you and a guest to a celebration of the year’s accomplishments. Local foods will be featured in the reception and in the dinner fest.
Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased in advance by November 1.
Guest speaker will be NYS Senator Jen Metzger.
Program: “Sustaining our Small Farms and Preserving our Agricultural Heritage” with panel of county, state and local legislators as well as agency partners.
For more information please call 607-865-6531
WALTON & DEPOSIT FARMERS’ MARKETS
Walton – Veterans Plaza, 181 Delaware St., Every Friday, July-September, 10:00am-2:00pm
Deposit – 1st United Methodist Church, 107 Second St., Thursdays, August 15 & September 19 only, 10:00am – 2:00pm
WIC clients and senior citizens may redeem Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons at these locations.
Fruit & vegetable prescription program bucks also redeemed at these locations.
Interested in being a vendor at either location? Contact CCE at 607-865-6531.
18th Annual 4-H Golf Tournament
Friday, September 13, 8:00am-2:00pm
The 18th annual 4-H Golf Tournament tees off on Friday, September 13th at the Delhi College Golf Course. Proceeds generated by the tournament will support youth development activities in Delaware County.
Sponsors for the tournament are needed. Levels of sponsorship are: patron $340 (full page ad in program, sign on green, free foursome), Green $100 (sign at green, name in program), Cart $50 (sign on cart, name in program), Individual $25 (name in program) and team prizes and door prizes are always welcome! All sponsors will be listed in our press releases and on our website.
Plan a day with a team of family/friends and enjoy the fall foliage at the Delhi College Golf Course while supporting our youth in Delaware County. All entry forms and fees must be received at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, 34570 St Hwy 10, Suite 2, Hamden, NY 13782 no later than September 4th. To receive an entry form or to be a tournament sponsor call: 607-865-6531 or email: [email protected]
CORN SILAGE DRY DOWN DAYS
Franklin Town Barn
October 1, Del-Rose Farm, Bloomville
Is your corn ready to chop? Come and let us help you find out. Bring in 5-7 corn stalks for dry matter testing.
Knowing the whole plant dry matter of the crop is the best way to predict optimum harvest timing.
Farms wanting earlier sampling may bring samples to the Watershed Program Office, 44 West St, Walton and we can process them there. Contact Paul Cerosaletti with questions at 607-865-7090 or [email protected]
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.