Welcome! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
This year the first week long session begins July 5th. All eligible children ages 8-16 may attend. New to camp? No problem. There will be an open house on Sunday, June 7th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for first time campers and their families. Come meet our camp staff, take a tour, or ask any questions that you have. Camperships are available to help with cost and open to youth with varying eligibility requirements in amounts ranging from $25 to the full cost of camp. Applications for these scholarship opportunities are due on March 6th, 2020. Come join us for some fun the sun this summer.
Friday, February 28, 11:00am-3:00pm
Farmers wanting to become NYS DEC Certified Private Pesticide Applicators won’t want to miss it! This allows you to buy and apply restricted use pesticides for your own farm. This training will cover aspects of pesticide use and safety that will be important for those seeking to pass the certification exam. The training will also cover NYSDEC certified applicator laws and regulations.
Categories for Private Certification include:
- Field & Forage
- Greenhouse & Florist
- Nursery Ornamental, and Turf
Fee to attend is $10 for CCE members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Please call Corrine at (607) 865-6531 to register.
Catch Me Cooking!
Hands-on culinary/nutrition series for families.
Charlotte Valley School
January 29, February 12 & 26, March 11 & 25, April 1 – 5:00pm-6:30pm Call Jen Jester at 607-278-5511 to register for Charlotte Valley location.
Stamford Central School
February 10; March 2,26,30; April 27; May 11 – 5:00pm-6:30pm Call Patricia Voorhees at 607-652-7301 x 211 to register for Stamford location.
Lauren’s Central School
February 25; March 3,10,17,24,31 – 5:00pm-6:30pm. Call Jean Barry at 607-432-2050 to register for Lauren’s location.
6 Sessions include: Cooking dinner and eating together; Nutrition; Knife & safe food handling skills; Cooking skills & techniques; free cooking utensil; free cookbook
Contact CCE at 607-865-6531 for more information
March 31 & April 7
This 2-part series will take place at The Quality Inn in Oneonta NY. Cost is $50 per person (includes lunch as well as light break-time refreshments for both days).
Key topics to be covered include:
- Is the farm transferable?
- Family Communication
- Tax Implications
- Legal Considerations.
This program is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County, Watershed Agricultural Council, and NY FarmNet.
If you have questions, please contact Mariane Kiraly at 607-865-6531 or [email protected] RSVP by 3/23/2020/
March 13, 20, and 27
Despite our rocks, hills, and short growing season, cut flowers can be grown very successfully in Delaware County and could be a great add-on to an existing farm or agritourism operation. They could also be a good enterprise for a new farmer looking to grow a high-value, niche crop without having to invest much in terms of land or equipment. The series will be taught by Betsy Busche, owner of Spongetta’s Garden in West Winfield, NY.
Workshop participants will receive a selection of starter plants, seeds, and bulbs. Planting schedules and other printed resources will be provided as well. The cost for the for series is $60 and lunch will be included.
For more information, contact: Carla Crim, at(607) 865-6531 or [email protected]
Friday, June 19-Sunday, June 21
Mark your calendars!
Who can attend? Youth 10 years old and older. You do not have to be a 4-Her to attend!
STEM Camp has several courses to choose from. Each camper chooses one course to learn about the for weekend. 2020 track choices include:
- Ag-Citing Science of Fiber Food & Farms
- Code Explorers
- Pollinator Power
- Rocketry I/II
- Outdoor Survival
Cost: $75.00 per participant. Please call Emily Roach at 607-865-6531 if you have any questions.
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