100+ YEARS OF PROVIDING EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE IN DELAWARE COUNTY!
1992 – Delaware County 4-H receives an award from the Delaware County Historical Association for Collecting Oral Histories and Organizing the Lennox Collection.
1993 – CCE plans the 12th annual Housing Tour.
1996 – The Human Ecology display at the Delaware County fair features a Cancer Awareness Booth.
1997 – Larry Chase of Cornell University teaches a group of local farmers about Nutrition for Dairy Cows. The Christensen farm in Davenport is featured on the Dairy Tour for their newly designed round bale handling, feeding, and transport system.
2000 – Kris Hamalainen and Stacy Schriver of the Little Clovers 4-H Club go with 4-H Educator Kathy Sherwood to meet Assemblyman Clifford Crouch in Albany at 4-H Capitol Days. Local 4-H clubs participate in stream clean-up programs. 500 students attend a program sponsored by the Delaware County Rural Healthcare Alliance on conflict resolution, self esteem, and violence prevention.
2001 – CCE, in partnership with the NYS Department of conservation region 4, Delaware Opportunities Inc. – Emergency Food Banks, and Delaware County Federation of Sportsman’s Clubs initiated a Venison Donation Program to distribute processed ground venison to needy families and seniors through the food banks. CCE taught Milker Training classes sponsored by NYS Department of Ag & Markets.
2002 Career Opportunities in Delaware County are promoted by Rural Healthcare Alliance through a “Stay Close Go Far” nursing recruitment campaign. Larry Burgin teaches Tractor Safety course to 4-Hers. A mushroom plot in Franklin is used to teach diversifying enterprise with agroforestry crops. Youth drilled holes in the logs.
2003 – The NYS 4-H Foundation gave scholarships for the first time to 4-H Youth. Ian Kiraly received the 4-H Natural Resources & Environmental Education scholarship. Emily Conklin received the Gertrude Warren 4-H Club Leadership scholarship.
2004 – CCE offers a workshop on building energy efficient homes. The 75th annual dairy tour features Larry Burgin & Sons farm and the new Coverall free-stall structure they built to house dairy cows. “The Balancing Act: Color Kids Healthy Program” was sponsored by the Delaware County Healthcare Alliance to teach healthy food and fitness choices in Downsville.
2005 – The Rural Healthcare Alliance in partnership with the Office of Emergency Services, engaged in a countywide volunteer emergency medical services recruitment and retention initiative.
2006 – 4-Hers reach out to flood victims with food donations with the help of a 4-H Community Service Grant. Nearly 500 people participated in “Small Steps are Easier Together” Cornell Research Project and walked over 19 million community steps around the world.
2007 – Participants used cadaver feet to practice what they were learning in a workshop on Cow’s Hooves. Local farmers were featured each day at the Delaware County Fair. CCE launched a farmers market in Sidney so WIC and seniors could redeem coupons to buy locally grown foods.
2008 – The Precision Feed Management Program helps farmers adopt no-till crop production methods as part of crop management plans for their dairy farms.
2009 – CCE offers a “Beginners Maple School” for new producers at Shaver-Hill Farm. Bill Sherman teaches equine science during the May Clinic at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. A three month Cornell dog-walking study finds that each dog and owner walk an average of 11,748 steps per day.
2010 – The Delaware County No-Till Initiative reduced crop expenses for 30 farms enrolled annually that led to nearly 1000 acres of no-till crops. A barn tour is held at Albano farm to showcase a cutting edge tie stall barn design. Students at Hancock central school participate in and harvested squash from a school garden as part of an Eat Well Play Hard mini-grant.