Southeastern New York Compost Workshop and Facility Tour with an emphasis on manure and mortality composting Thursday, April 17, 2014. Compost Workshop: Friday, April 18, 2014. Compost Facility Tour: 9 am - 4 pm (both days) at Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY 12401.
Feeding and Housing Your Backyard Chicken & Learn to Build a Backyard Chicken Coop. Sunday, April 27, 2014, Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY.
Build Your Own Salad Box Planter. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County.
Create a Living Wreath for Your Home! Friday, May 9, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County. You will go
home with a ready-to-hang 16” succulent wreath that can last for years! call Cathy at 845-344-1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Backyard Chicken Health and Care. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6-8pm CCE Ulster County Education Center, 232 Plaza Road, Kingston, NY.
2014 Farm Bill updates
The USDA Farm Service Agency has released updates for the 2014 Farm Bill and the Program Signups for Fruit, Vegetable, and Livestock Farmers begin on April 15, 2014. Please note the TAP (Tree Assistance Program) 2014 sheet is not available yet so below is the 2013 version.
2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet
Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Livestock Indemnity Payments (LIP)
Tree Assistance Program for Orchardists and Nursery Tree Growers (TAP)
4-H Discovery Days: A FREE 2-Day Program Featuring Exciting and Innovative 4-H Activities for Kids Ages 8 – 12. Call 845 344-1234 or email Diane at email@example.com to sign up Registration is limited to the first 20 youth. No child admitted without a parent. Parents/Guardians must remain during the program.
Warwick: April 22 & 29, 2014. 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Goshen: April 3 & 10, 2014. 5:30 pm
Discovery Day One: Crime & Spy Science. You will investigate “crime scenes” and learn the skills necessary to become top detectives and solve mysteries!
Discovery Day Two: Forces of Nature. Earthquakes, floods, fires, and extreme weather conditions are all forces of nature found on Earth that we will explore.
Tree & Shrub Sale. Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding their 2014 Tree & Shrub Sale on Saturday May 3, 2014 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at their office in Middletown, NY. Orders must be received by April 21, 2014. For more information call 845-343-1873.
Gathering of Gardeners for 2014 A year of monthly home gardening programs, 7:00 ~ 9:00 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County, Middletown, NY. Attend as many programs as you like -- click for details! Click here for coupon good for one free class!
2014 Master Gardener's Speakers Bureau - Visit our Master Gardener Speakers Bureau web page.
Stop Deer from Eating Your Profits ...while helping to feed the hungry. Learn how to keep nuisance deer from destroying your crops and assist our Venison Donation program by providing meat for the needy!
New Farmer's Manual for 2013: If you are new to an agricultural endeavor (small or large) download this manual for a listing of local and regional resources you'll find helpful!
Emergency Food Programs - a listing of resources, including soup kitchens, food pantries and social services that distributes or serves food.
Helping Children Cope with Tragedies and Natural Disasters - click for resources.
2013 Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Annual Report
Irene/Lee Storm Recovery Info and Resource Page
Our "Think Your Drink" demonstration featured on recent Times Herald Record NewsWatch with Tracy Baxter. The segment begins at minute 3.28.
Orange County 4-H takes part in Time Warner's "Connect a Million Minds" program. Cracking Codes in the Digital World gave students with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County's 4H afterschool group an inside look at how Time Warner Cable operates. Courtesy of YNN.
A look at RAPP and Orange County Youth Bureau's collaborative work. Courtesy of YNN, March 2011.
RAPP Through the Years - a report from November 2010. Courtesy of YNN
Self-Guided Community Campus Tree Tour - The Campus is home to a wonderful collection of trees -- this guide contains a map and information on over 40 trees!
April 1, 2014
Visit EDEN for a wealth of information to assist with disaster situations.
Literacy Volunteers of Western Orange County, Inc,
New York State
Cornell Cooperative Extension (State-Level)
City of Port Jervis
Orange Ulster BOCES
Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District
Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact our office if you have any special needs.
April 3, 2014