Given the forecast for this evening and early school closings, we have decided to cancel the 4-H Volunteer Meeting scheduled for this evening at 6:30pm. We have decided to include the agenda for your information and have not decided on a date or time to reschedule the volunteer meeting. Pie sale forms will be available at the 4-H Office for pick-up starting tomorrow 1/18/2017. Individual members will have their pie sale information and forms sent by mail. If you have any questions please contact the 4-H office.
We hope you and your four-legged friends are staying warm in these cold temperatures! Just a reminder during this recent cold spell to make sure your horse is staying happy and warm! (Courtesy of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital)
- Make sure the horse has access to fresh, unfrozen water
- Keep hay in front of horses, as the fermentation in the large colon will keep them warmer than feeding grain, which is digested quickly in the small intestine. (Unless of course the horse is Metabolic or has another health reason to not have ad lib hay)
- Provide a salt block as this will encourage more drinking
- Provide a shelter as a wind break or so horses can get out of cold rain. If their winter coat is adequate, they do not necessarily need a blanket unless it is precipitating outside.
Unless there is ice in the paddock, cold, dry temperatures alone are not a reason to keep a horse inside all day.
February 10, 2017, The 8th Annual Saratoga Horseman's Social
Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$30.00 per person, includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, soda, bottled water, coffee and tea; a cash bar is available.Please call 885-8995 or http://www.ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine to register. All are welcome!
February 18, 2017, Woodlot Management for Forest Owners 101
9am to NoonPrice: $10, CRN: 20084To Register: Please call 518-743-2238, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines
If you've been looking for up-to-date crop and pest management information, the Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines are for you! This series of publications provides useful crop and pest management information for small-scale growers. Each Cornell Guideline title is routinely updated to reflect current crop production practices and the latest pest management strategies (including pesticide options) for emerging and existing pests of economic concern. The Cornell Guidelines are designed as a practical guide for producers, consultants, educators, pesticide dealers, and others involved in producing agricultural crops. Cornell Guidelines can be purchased through any Cornell Cooperative Extension office or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University. To order from the Cornell Store, call (844) 688-7620 or order online.
Greetings and Happy Holidays, 4-H Enthusiasts!
My name is Kyle Yacobucci, and I am delighted to join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery counties as your new 4-H Club Coordinator. It is an honor to be a part of this association, and I cherish the opportunity to give back to a program that so enriched my youth.
Join the Master Gardeners in an open public meeting on invasive species, featuring guest speaker Laurel Gailor, on July 19th at 10am in the Montgomery County Annex Building. Please call the CCE ofice to RSVP and for more details at 853-2135.
The 2016 4-H Fonda Fair Exhibitor's Handbook is now available! 4-H animal entries are due by August 1st. All other 4-H entries are due by August 15th. Please download an electronic copy here or pick-up a hard copy in the office in Fonda. Contact the office at 853-2135 with any questions.
SHOP FOR: Perennials, and Vegetable Seedlings grown by Master Gardeners.
Enjoy Demo’s on Worms, Composting, Pallet Gardening, Straw Bale Gardening, Planting in Beds --To Raise or Not To Raise!, Soil Testing (bring a small sample) and a question and answer table.
- Saturday, April 23, 2016, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison and Oneida County are pleased to offer, in conjunction with local and state partners, a day long program for sheep and goat producers in Central New York. Join us on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00am-5:00pm at Morrisville State College’s Livestock Facility located on Eaton Street in Morrisville. Registration will begin at 8:30am. The program is $20.00 per person and includes all materials and lunch. Registration is available online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2016sheepandgoathandson_225.
For further information visit http://madisoncountycce.org or contact Katherine at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County by calling (315) 684-3001 ext. 100.