Cornell University's Department of Horticulture and New York Agriculture in the Classroom is pleased to announce the continuation of the High Tunnels in Schools grant program. Two high tunnels will be awarded, and these will be the final high tunnels awarded through this grant opportunity.
Extend the amount of time that you are able to spend gardening with your classroom by using a high tunnel. A high tunnel is an unheated greenhouse, covered in a single layer of polyethylene plastic (sometimes referred to as a hoop house). The tunnel is heated by the sun, and has been known to increase the gardening season by months.
Schools will receive:
-$1,500 to purchase materials and equipment
-Program support from Cornell University
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please follow the link below which will offer in an depth explanation of the high tunnel, grant requirements and benefits, and a link to the electronic application. Applications are due June 15, 2014. http://www.agclassroom.org/ny/programs/hightunnels.htm
It's not too late to join 4-H in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. If you would like to participate in summer events such as the Vet Science, Cooperstown Junior Show, Horse Camp, the Fonda Fair and much more enroll in 4-H today! If you would like more information about 4-H or to see if there is a club in your neighborhood contact the 4-H office at 673-5525. We are always looking for adult volunteers to help with events, lead activities and projects, if you would like to volunteer with the4-H progam call the 4-H office.
Have you seen them? CCEFM is very excited about our nutrition social marketing campaign, funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which started Friday in Fulton County.
Take steps to improve your physical health for National Women’s Health Week. Shake things up with physical activity—whether brisk walking, running, dancing, biking, swimming, gardening, or something else that will help you get the recommended physical activity each week. #NWHW http://go.usa.gov/8YDH
Are you looking to get a rabbit of your own? Would you like to learn about basic care of rabbits, nutrition, diseases, showmanship, judging and much more? Or are you interested in getting involved in the 4-H rabbit program? The Fulton/Montgomery County 4-H program is hosting a rabbit workshop on June 8th from 10:30am-5:00 pm at the Fonda Fairgrounds. This informational workshop is for all levels of participants both youth and adult. The workshop is $8 for 4-Hers/volunteers and $10 for non-4-Hers/volunteers which includes lunch.
Register by June 4th to the Fulton/Montgomery 4-H Office. View the attached registration form for more information.
The Fulton/Montgomery County 4-H program is hosting a 4-H Dairy Day workshop for 4-H youth on July 16th from 8:45am-4:00pm at the Fonda Fairgrounds. There is no fee for this workshop but you must bring your own bagged lunch and drink. Topics include:
- Healthy Feed Rations (Ed Varnam)
- Feed Storage: (Ed Varnam)
- Calf Housing & Management (Gary Moore)
- Hoof Care & Management: (Charles Biche)
- Calving (Jill Greisman)
Sign-up by July 9th by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Contact Jake Pamkowski at email@example.com or call 518-673-5525.
Vegetable and flower growers alike will find quality-stock plants provided by Gray’s Greenhouse of St. Johnsville, New York at the upcoming Master Gardener Plant Sale sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. The sale will be held in the parking lot of Udderly Delicious, North Comrie Avenue (State Highway 30A) in Johnstown on Saturday, May 17, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. There will be all kinds of annuals, more vegetable plants than previous sales and perennial flower plants grown by volunteer Extension Master Gardeners at discounted prices.
Volunteer Extension Master Gardeners will be on site to answer questions about preparing space and containers as well as growing plants to help individuals be successful with the plants that are purchased at the sale.
Questions about the sale may be directed to Cornell Cooperative Extension in Fulton and Montgomery Counties at 518-673-5525 x 101. Proceeds from the sale will support learning opportunities for the Fulton/Montgomery Master Gardener Program.
Parasites in the Horse---How to Minimize Parasites in Your Horse and in Your Pastures
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Linda Mittel, MSPH, DVM from theAnimal Health Diagnostic Center, at Cornell University, will talk about the deworming products, fecal examinations, resistance in parasites ,and parasites in the horse. She will discuss these items and how we can use these to help make the decision on when to deworm your horse, if necessary, and prevent parasite resistance. Guidelines will be discussed on pasture management to aide in parasite control also.
*Equine fecal examinations will be done on a limited number of attendee’s horses for a $5.00 fee. ( as time permits). Please bring a fresh fecal sample ( 1-2 fecal balls) in a sealed plastic bag and keep cool/chilled prior to submission for testing.
Results from the fecal examination will be provided to the owner for discussion with their own veterinarians to help guide in using the correct de-wormer for their horse.
Location: 4-H Training Center, 556 Middle Line Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Discussion and testing as part of the Saratoga Horse Symposium
Please call 518-885-8995 to register or go to www.cceequine.org
Admission, $20.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth 18 and under
Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Mary Ann Charon will be teaching a workshop about vegetable container gardening on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizen Center at 109 East Main Street in Johnstown, New York. The cost is $10.00 per person. To register, interested individuals must call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-673-5525 by Thursday, April 24. Class space is limited.
Are you interested in gardening but have limited space? Join Master Gardener Mary Ann Charon as she shares how to grow vegetables for your table through container gardening. Participants will learn how to select containers and plants, design containers and maintain a mini-garden throughout the season. Each workshop participant will plant a container garden of his/her own to take home. All materials will be supplied.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties will be hosting an American Red Cross Babysitting program for youth ages 11-15 years old on Wednesday, April 16th from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. The class will be held at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizen Center, 109 East Main Street in Johnstown, New York. The American Red Cross Babysitter's Training program will teach youth critical skills including how to supervise children and infants; basic child-care skills such as diapering, feeding and dressing; selecting safe age-apropriate toys and games; identifying safety hazards and preventing injuries; caring for common injuries and performing rescue breathing.
Youth will increase their skills and confidence by becoming competent babysitters through participating in this hands-on educational training. The class is limited to the first 20 youth who register by the April 10th deadline. The cost of the class is $50 for 4-H youth and $60 for non-4-H youth.
Individuals interested in registering for this program must contact Cornell Cooperative Extension in Fulton and Montgomery Counties at 673-5525 ext. 122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration form is available below.