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.
BECOME A MEMBER OF CCE
Click here for enrollment form: Enrollment-2014
LINK TO EDEN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
LINK TO EDEN - CLICK HERE: EDEN
Sign up for NY –Alert weather reports on your computers and smartphones. Click here
Also, please familiarize yourself with the information on the NY EDEN website regarding Severe Summer storms and share this information widely. Click here
Specifically for agriculture, consider hosting Farm Disaster Preparedness clinics. Click here
Finally, for virtually any extreme weather event, preparedness is key. Click here
For more information click here: EmergencyPreparedness
Dealing With Power Outages:
What you need to know, click HERE
Portable Generator Safety, click HERE
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, click HERE
Staying Warm in an Unheated House, click HERE
Preparing Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
Safety of Frozen Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
Safety of Refrigerated Food During a Power Outage, click HERE
4-H DELAWARE COUNTY FAIR ANIMAL ENTRIES:
DUE IN THE OFFICE BY MONDAY, JULY 21
Click here to go directly to the Fair Book for all forms & rules:
4-H Fair Book & Entry Forms
4C-CAMP FOR ADULTS
Come join us August 21-24 for a traditional camping experience at beautiful Camp Shankitunk in Delhi. At 4C-Camp for Adults you will: have fun; meet new friends; learn new & interesting crafts & hobbies; discover nature; enjoy evening campfires, programs & much more.
Can't stay the whole weekend? You can sign up for day activities only.
To receive information about registration and workshops offered at 4C Camp, call CCE-Delaware County at 607-865-6531. You can find more information and a brief video about 4C Camp at: http://4C-Camp.org.
'SO EASY TO PRESERVE' CANNING WORKSHOPS OFFERED
When your garden overflows with plump red tomatoes and the farmers' market explodes with rows of brilliantly colored fruits and vegetables, it's time to join in the flavorful tradition of preserving good food.
Learn the latest on how to preserve excess produce that is safe and high quality by water bath canning and freezing. Participants will make and take home a jar of salsa as part of the class.
WHEN: Friday, August 22, 10:15am - 11:45am, 4C Camp, Camp Shankitunk, Delhi. FEE: $10.00
To register, send your fee to: CCE-Delaware County, 34570 St Hwy 10, Ste 2, Hamden, NY 13782 or call 607-865-6531.
FARMERS' MARKETS IN DELAWARE COUNTY
See the attached list of Farmers' Markets in Delaware County
PDF: Farmers' Markets-2014
4-H ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
Friday, September 19. Sign up a team or become a sponsor. Click on the attached flyer for more information.
Click here: Golf flyer-2014
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
The Summer Youth FNEC Program from Cornell Cooperative Extension will be bringing the nutrition education programs Cooking Up Fun, CATCH and Jump Into Food and Fitness to various locations in Delaware County throughout July and August. These free and informative programs are guaranteed to be fun for children 8 to 13 years old.
The Summer Youth Program will feature information on the U.S. dietary guidelines and healthy food lifestyle and fitness choices for youth and how kids can grow their own food. Activities and games will keep youth learning about nutrition, preparing healthy snack choices and how to strive to eat more fruits and vegetables each day. So look for Cornell Cooperative Extension's EFNEP and Eat Smart New York Summer Youth Programs coming to your neighborhood from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County:
JULY 7 – 11 in Hancock and Margaretville
JULY 14 – 17 in Hancock and Stamford
JULY 21 – 24 in Hancock and Roxbury
JULY 28 – 31 in Hancock and South Kortright
AUGUST 18 – 28 in Sidney
For more information on how to participate in the program or to help organize a program in your community in Delaware County, contact Jeanne Darling at Cornell Cooperative Extension at (607) 865-6531 or email email@example.com.
WORKSHOP ON USING I-MAPS INVASIVE
August 1, 2014, 10 a.m.-Noon, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden
Cornell Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer a program on how to use the iMaps Invasives online system to help state planners and natural resource specialist track invasive species in New York. It is an online mapping tool that is fun and easy to use, giving all levels of volunteers, from beginners to professionals a chance to help. Daniel Rockefeller of the New York i-Maps Invasive Team will conduct the program. Participant may bring a laptop to practice using the system during the program.
This program will be held on August 1st from 10 a.m. to noon at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s resource center, 34570 State Highway 10 (lower parking lot), Hamden, NY 13782. There is no fee for the program but pre-registration is greatly appreciated. Call or email Janet Aldrich: 607-865-6531 – JLA14@cornell.edu to register.
All interested groups, from natural resource managers to the general public, are encouraged to
help keep the NYS map up-to-date and accurate by reporting invasive species locations.
Conservation professionals can also use the system to manage detailed information about
infestations and treatments.
HELP KEEP INVASIVE SPECIES OUT OF OUR AREA!
Invasive species have a significant NEGATIVE impact on our environment, our economy and even our health. Early detection and reporting is needed to prevent the spread of these non-native plants, animals and insects. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County offers free invasive species identification. Call for more information on species of most concern in the Catskills or visit www.nyis.info – that stands for New York invasive species information. If you find a plant, insect or animal on your property or elsewhere that you think may be invasive, bring a sample to Extension’s office in Hamden for identification and recommendations. Wear gloves when handling any plants or insects. Call 865-6531 for directions or more information. You may also email a photograph with contact information to Janet Aldrich at JLA14@cornell.edu.
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Click here for complete list of upcoming events
4-H Livestock Pen Set-Up
Tuesday, August 5, 7:00pm, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Walton
Delaware County Fair Clean-up Day
Wednesday, August 6, 10am - Noon and/or 1:00pm 3:00pm, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Walton.
Cleanup and set-up dorms & 4-H Youth Building
4-H Dairy Challenge
Thursday, August 7, 6:30pm, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden