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.
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FREE INVASIVE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
CCE of Delaware County, in partnership with the Catskill Region Invasive Species Partnership Project (CRISP), will identify any suspected invasive species that you may locate in the county. Please call Carla Crim at 607-865-6531 for assistance.
ANNUAL MEETING & HARVEST DINNER
To register by credit card, call 607-865-6531
To register online click HERE
FEED DEALER'S MEETING
November 16, 8:00am-11:00am, Holiday Inn, Oneonta.
Topics: Forage quality and digestibility; Feeding strategies based upon forage quality and availability; Cornell corn silage hybrid trials; Agronomic and feeding strategies for winter forage crops. Fee: $20/per person
To register, click HERE or call 607-865-6531.
4-H KNITTERS SOUGHT
Do you already knit? Would you like to learn to knit? Then join Emily the second Tuesday of each month for a community service opportunity. We will make as many preemie/newborn baby hats as we can and donate them to our local hospitals. All beginners and skilled knitters welcome!
November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 14
6:00pm-7:00pm, CCE-Resource Center, Hamden
FROM HARVEST TO HOLIDAYS: Fresh Wreath Making Workshop
November 12, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi
Participants will create a seasonal wreath or swag using fresh evergreens harvested on site. This wreath will be accented with a bow consisting of fall colors. After the fall season, this wreath can transition to a holiday wreath with the addition of festive accents and a bow. All materials will be provided, but bringing sharp pruners is recommended. Snacks will be provided.
Part I: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Free). Join us on a walk around Camp Shankitunk to learn about different evergreens, and the sustainable harvest of their boughs for floral design.
Part II: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ($5). Gather in the main hall for an afternoon of festive creativity. You will learn how to select, bundle, and assemble greenery into a stunning display. Some decorations will be provided, but feel free to bring your own accents (silk flowers, bulbs, etc.).
All are welcome to attend one or both classes. Part II is limited to 30 participants, and pre-registration is required before November 6th. To register, call 607-865-6531
"PLAN TO SUCCEED" For New or Diversifying Farm Businesses!
October 21, November 4, November 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CCE Resource Center, Hamden; $30 total fee includes lunches
Learn How To:
Assess Your Resources; Research the Market; Develop a Logo/Brand; Learn about Rules and Regulations; Create Financial Records/Budgets; Manage Risk; Write the Business Plan
“No one plans to fail, they fail to plan” so plan on success by attending this 3-part program!
Registration required by October 11th by calling (607) 865-6531.
FREE ENERGY WORKSHOPS PLANNED
Fall is the perfect time to take some steps to make your home more energy efficient. Each workshop participant or household will receive free information and a courtesy CFL (compact fluorescent light bulb) to use in their homes.
CCE will be conducting NYSERDA's Free Energy workshops titled "EMPOWER Save Energy, Save Dollars" at the following locations.
For locations, click HERE . Pre-register by calling 607-865-6531.
4-H STEM WORKSHOP
Green Gems of the Forest: Moss, Liverworts & Lichens
November 5, 1pm-4pm, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, Delhi
Attention budding biologists! Want to learn more about the tiny, but ecologically important organisms that thrive in our forests? Join us for an afternoon of scouting, observation, and sustainable sample collection. We’ll learn about the life cycles, habitats, and microscopic structures of these woodland treasures. At the end of the workshop, you will construct a small terrarium to take home. Healthy snacks will be provided. The class size is limited to 20 participants, and pre-registration is required by October 31st. Cost is $5, which will be collected at the workshop.
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
Zika virus and the potential of its spread - click HERE
Please be advised that Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Disaster Education Network has extensive resources available to help you address questions or concerns regarding water scarcity or potential drought.
These resources are available at - http://eden.cce.cornell.edu/disasters/Pages/Drought.aspx
NY CCE EDEN is supporting NOAA's National Weather Service "WeatherReady" nation vision, which includes increasing partnerships and redoubling our efforts in public outreach and education for all kinds of severe weather including floods. Next week offers a great opportunity for all entities in New York to prepare for floods and flash floods.
It is imperative that our citizens be prepared for flooding, whether it be from a thunderstorm with excessive rain, snow melt, ice jams, dam breaks or a tropical storm or hurricane.
The following websites have excellent information on flood safety.
Click here for complete list of upcoming events
Forage Quality Field Day & Sheep Pasture Walk
Saturday, October 22, 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Evans & Evans Farm, 2400 Gladstone Hollow Rd, Andes.
Sidney School Farmers' Market
October 24, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Sidney Elementary School
October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 3:00pm-6:00pm, Andes School