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

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County

Our 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.

How can being a member benefit YOU?
  • You’ll have a direct connection to upcoming programs, resources, and more
  • Educators that can answer your questions.
  • Programs ranging from one-on-one visits to small workshops and conferences.
  • Partnerships to offer training and certification opportunities.
  • Trust – CCE has been serving Delaware County for more than 100 years!
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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.

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Pesticide Applicator

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
  • Fruit
  • Vegetable
  • 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.


Farm Succession

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/

The Fast Track to Slow Flowers sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension and Watershed Agricultural Council

Cut Flowers

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]

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upcoming events
Tue 25

CATCH Program-Laurens

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue 25

CATCH Me Cooking from the Garden-Andes

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 26

Family Mealtime Matters-Sidney

February 26 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 27

4-H Tractor/Machinery Certification Course

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 28

Certified Private Pesticide Applicator Training

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address questions or concerns regarding flooding.


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