About CCE

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 (to print and mail in with payment):  Enrollment

Click here: Online Enrollment Form

Click here (online payment): Enroll on Line

4-H CAMP SHANKITUNK CAMPERSHIPS AVAILABLE

The camping season is coming quickly.  There are many full and partial camperships available to 4-Hers and non-4-Hers.  Click HERE  to download the application.  Deadline to submit your application and essay is March 31.  If you have questions, please feel free to call us at 607-865-6531. 

 

The On-Line registration link is now open for the 2016 camping season. Go to:  www.campshankitunk.org

 

4-H CAMP SHANKITUNK BROCHURES AVAILABLE

The 2016 4-H Camp Shankitunk brochure is now available.  Click HERE  to open & print a copy.  Online registration is now open. 

NYSERDA'S EMPOWER NEW YORK WORKSHOPS

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will be conducting NYSERDA’s  free energy workshops titled “EMPOWER Save Energy, Save Dollars” and information on the AMERICA SAVES Campaign.  2016 is the perfect time to take some steps to make your home more energy efficient, and to put those savings towards your goals for home ownership, retirement fund, or even a special vacation.  Learn how to reduce energy bills with low-cost, no-cost actions.  Each workshop participant or household will receive free information and a courtesy CFL (compact fluorescent light bulb) to use in their homes.

Our next Workshop is: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:00-12:00 noon

Location:   HAMDEN TOWN HALL, 20 Covert Hollow Road (NYS Rte 10), handicap accessible and parking

Preregistration:  Sign up with Cornell Cooperative Extension-Delaware County

                             CALL: 607-865-6531 or EMAIL:  vsd22@cornell.edu  

Hamden information, click HERE

PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATOR CERTIFICATION TRAINING

Wednesday, March 2, 10:00am-3:00pm, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden.  $10/person CCE member; $30/person non-member.

 

Objective:  Prepare to take NYSDEC Certified Applicator Exam.

 

Register by calling 607-865-6531.  Order your Core Manuel and Category Manuals online at: http://store.cornell.edu/c-876-pmep-manuals.aspx.  You need these BEFORE the training!

 

Register before March 14 for a seat at the NYSDEC Exam.  Go to: http://www.dec.ny.gov/nyspad/find?5&tab=EXAMS.

 

HEROIN/SUBSTANCE ABUSE AWARENESS MEETINGS

Learn what you can do about this growing epidemic.  Delaware County has assembled a panel of professionals to help educate and inform the community on how to be pro-active in this drug epidemic.

 

* Wednesday, March 16, 10:00am or 1:00pm, Delaware County Public Safety Building, Delhi

Click on the attached for more information:  HERE

 

HEALTHY CHILDREN HEALTHY FAMILIES WORKSHOPS

Free workshop for parents and caregivers of children ages 3-11.  Daycare provider credit hours available.

Wednesdays:  February 17, 24 from 6:00pm-7:30pm; Sidney Library.

Learn

* Parenting strategies and skills built on the principles of showing, guiding, supporting and shaping that increase your positive influence and support children's development.

* Nutrition topics.  Help your children and family make better food choices and clear up 'nutrition confusion.'

* New ideas and games to help your family be active and healthy.

For more information, click HERE

To register call 607-865-6531 or email: vsd22@cornell.edu

 

GARDEN TO TABLE WORKSHOPS

Thursday's, February 11, 18, 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, Sidney Middle School Home & Careers Room

A series of FREE (and fun) parent-child focused nutrition education and gardening workshops exploring vegetables and herbs through nutrition, gardening and food preparation experiences.

You will prepare and eat:

*  Stir-fry's  * Quesadillas  * Soups & Salads  * Side Dishes  * Dips

To register, contact CCE at 607-865-6531

CATSKILLS YOUTH CLIMATE SUMMIT

 

 

March 11, 8:30am - 2:30pm, Delaware Academy, Delhi 

Join us for a participant-driven conference for youth....to create an opportunity for Learning, Dialogue and Action on....Climate Change.

 

The Catskills Youth Climate Summit is a powerful vehicle for inspiration, learning, community engagement and youth leadership development.

 

For more information, click HERE

 

To register, click HERE

 

EPIGENETICS and BREASTFEEDING WORKSHOPS

Thursday, March 31, 4:00pm-6:00pm - SUNY Delhi, Okun Theatre, Farrell Hall

Thursday, March 31, 7:30am-9:30am - Foxcare Center, Oneonta

 

How does exclusive breastfeeding in the first year of life affect long term health?  As new research emerges regarding microibiota and its effects on health, we will examine how early feeding builds this and its potential role in epigenetics as well.  Getting babies off to the best start for a lifetime of health

 

RSVP by March 17.  Call 607-865-6531 or email: nc225@cornell.edu

 

For more information -

Foxcare Center - Click HERE

SUNY Delhi - Click HERE          

 TAKE THE AMERICA SAVES PLEDGE

TAKE THE AMERICA SAVES PLEDGE…..Add small steps to better health that add to your wealth:  see link USDA’s www.choosemyplate.gov for tips, recipes, online tracker forms 

 

To complete the America Saves Pledge form - click HERE  

 

LINK TO EDEN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

LINK TO EDEN - CLICK HERE: EDEN

LINK TO WINTER STORM PREPAREDNESS: Winter Storm Prepardness

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

TRACTOR & MACHNERY CERTIFICATION COURSE

Thursdays, February 11, 18, 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24. (Register by February 1) 6:30-9:30pm, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden.  $40 per person.

By federal law, no person under 16 years of age may operate a farm tractor of farm machinery on a farm owned by anyone other than the person's parents.  This course allows exemption from this law for 14 & 15 year olds.  This course will cover safe operation and routine maintenance of farm tractors. 

To register by February 1st, call 607-865-6531.

4-H PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Saturday, February 6, 9am-Noon, Deposit Central School

Saturday, February 20, 9am-1pm, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden

Contact Emily Roach to register for this event so we can make sure we have enough judges and scheduling time.

Events
Click here for complete list of upcoming events