WELCOME! Our website is full of information and upcoming programs, but here are a few items of interest:
4-H Camp Shankitunk Campership Applications Deadline – March 29
Campership opportunities are available to help defray the cost of attending 4-H Camp Shankitunk. Applications for camp scholarships are available at the 4-H Office in Hamden. You can also download a PDF at the end of this page. Applications are due back by the last business day in March. Delaware County Social Services may also have scholarship monies available for youth of families currently receiving services. Please contact Social Services directly for these camperships. If you are not located in Delaware County, please check with your local youth services organization to see if they are able to assist in sending your child to Camp. The Campership Committee will make every effort to award camperships based on desire to attend camp by carefully evaluating your story.
CDL TRAINING FOR AG INDUSTRY
Farm Owners and Employees Eligible for CDL Training
FARMERS’ MARKET COMMUNITY MEETING
Wednesday, MARCH 13, 2019; 9:30am-11:30 AM
Cornell Cooperative Extension working with Cornell has been asked to host a Farmers’ Market Community Meeting at our Hamden office on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 9:30-11:30 am.
The goal of this meeting is to create and/or strengthen relationships among individuals and groups that support farmers’ markets in Delaware County.
At this meeting:
- Erin Summerlee, education coordinator from Food and Health Network South Central NY, will be presenting on the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program to use at farmers’ markets.
- Briefly review programs and services that support farmers’ markets, including SNAP, FMNP, and other creative local efforts.
- Share success stories and identify some opportunities for markets to be stronger
- Develop action plans for the coming summer market season
Please RSVP to Jeanne Darling at [email protected] by if you can attend this Farmers’ Market Community Meeting. We would like to have a representative from each Farmers’ Market share a success story and plans for the summer season at the meeting.
Manage Your Risk in an Agritourism Business
5 sessions + Panel
Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams as trends indicate that nature and agricultural tourism is on the rise the Catskills region. Agritourism can also be a source of risk to the farm business. Five seminars (legal, marketing, human resource, financial and weather/production risks) will teach how to manage risk followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. There is no fee.
For more information contact Mariane Kiraly, Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607-865-6531
Recordings from round 1 are available on our Youtube Channel
NYS 4-H STEM CAMP
June 14-June 16
4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi
STEM camp has seven courses to choose from. Each camper chooses one course to learn about for the weekend. You may choose from Archery Dynamics, Backyard Engineering, Code Explorers, Micro-organisms, Rockery I or II and Outdoor Survival. Class size is limited and will be filled on first-come, first-serve basis.
STEM Camp is open to any youth ages 10 and older. You DO NOT have to a 4-Her to attend. The fee is $75 per participant.
See attached for more information.
Family Mealtime Matters
February 12,26; March 12, 26 – 5:00pm-6:30pm, Andes Central School
February 7,28 – 5:30pm-7:00pm, Franklin Central School
February 4, 11,25; March 4,11 – 5:0opm-6:30pm, Milford Central School
Feburary 6,13,27; March 6,13 – 5:30pm-7:00pm, Sidney Central School
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address concerns regarding winter storms or severe cold weather.