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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EXTENDING THE GROWING SEASON

Greenhouses to Grow Vegetables:
Eat (or sell) home grown produce 12 months of the year!
CCE of Delaware County is offering a program on Extending the Season for vegetable growers. The program will take place on Friday, December 2, at the Cooperative Extension Resource Center in Hamden, NY, from 10 am-2pm. The Instructor is Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialsit.In this session you will learn about the different season extension structures such as greenhouses, high tunnels and row covers used to grow vegetables. Crops include greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and more.  Site selection, structures, crop nutrition and pest management will be covered.  You will tour a successful local operation that employs season extenders.  Bring your ideas and questions!
The fee for the program is $15 per person – 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. Registration is due by November 22nd. If you have questions contact Carla Crim, Extension Educator, 607-865-6531 or email: [email protected]
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

January 12, 2017 – Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference, SUNY Delhi.  More information coming soon.

January 26 – Farmers’ Tax School, CCE Resource Center, Hamden.  1:00pm-3:00pm.  More information coming soon

 
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BEEF PRODUCERS MEETING

December 12, 6:00pm-8:30pm

CCE-Resource Center, Hamden

Fee includes dinner.  $10 pre-registration/$15 at the door

Topics:  Forage Inventory and Allocation (Rich Toebe, CCE); Feeding Corn Silage to Beef (Mike Baker, Cornell Beef Specialist); Making the Beef Farm Business Summary Work for You (Mike Baker); and Quick Update on the Southern Tier Stocker Initiative (Mike Baker).

RSVP to Kim Holden at 607-865-7090 or email: [email protected]

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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.
November 7, 14, 21, 28;
December 5, 12, 19
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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CATCH-Laurens

December 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10

4-H Teen Council Roller Skating, Laser Tag, Bowling

December 10 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon 12

CATCH Lesson 5-Grades 5-8-Andes

December 12 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
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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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