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What's New:

2014 4-H Rocketry Catalogue and order form. A great selection to choose from! Orders due by November 1, 2014.

The Great Extension Duck Derby! To benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Education Center and 4-H Park. Saturday, October 18, 2014 10 am - 2 pm at the D&H Canal Museum, Cuddebackville, NY. ADOPT YOUR DUCKS NOW! See any 4-H'er or call Peggy at 845-344-1234. Become a Duck Derby Sponsor!

Streams 101: Stream Basics and Planning for Flood Resiliency, October 22, 2014, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m., SUNY Orange Gilman Center, 115 South St., Middletown, NY.

Afternoon Tea with the Master Gardeners. Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY 10940-1919. Learn the history of tea, how to brew the perfect cup, and enjoy tea and sweet and savory treats. Bring home tea samples and recipes! $20/person.

Create Your Own Silk Scarf with Colors from Nature . Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00 - 1:00 pm. Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY 10940-1919. Learn the basic principles and techniques of natural dyeing. We'll show you how to prepare fabrics for dyeing and demonstrate what natural materials can be used to make a dye. Space is limited! $20/person.

Stormwater Management for Municipalities Wed., Nov. 19, 2014, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County. This workshop focuses on understanding the issues related to stormwater and provides steps to manage and reduce problems resulting from stormwater.

New York Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program Certification - Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:30 – 3:00 pm at Watswyck Farm, 60 Sinsbaugh Road, Pine Bush. The cost for the program is $30/person ($15 for each additional person) and includes lunch and the BQA program notebook. Registration Deadline: October 22, 2014.

Orange County Farm Toy Show To benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Education Center and 4-H Park. Saturday, November 22, 2014 9 am - 3 pm atHoly Cross Catholic Church Parish Hall Gym, 626 County Route 22, Middletown, NY For more info, call Peggy at 845-344-1234.

Programs for Parents and Caregivers for Fall 2014 - because kids don't come with directions! Check out our listings for the season ahead.

Weekend Healthy Chat, featuring Denyse Variano and Suzan Sussmann - discussing parenting issues and our upcoming Fall 2014 programs!

Research Shows 4-H Helps Young People Excel Beyond Their Peers. The Positive Development of Youth: Comprehensive Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development is a longitudinal study that began in 2002 and was repeated annually for eight years, surveying more than 7,000 adolescents from diverse backgrounds across 42 U.S. states. Highly regarded as the first-ever research project of its kind, the study defined and measured positive youth development. Compared to their peers, the report shows that youth involved in 4-H programs excel in a number of areas. Full report available here.

NYS Unified Family and Consumer Sciences Conference 2014 Brochure: FACS: The Passport to Healthy and Sustainable Families. October 17-18, 2014, Holiday Inn, 205 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12205.

Sweet Treats: Making Traditional Grape Jelly- October 9, 2014. 10:00am-1:00pm or 4:00 - 7:00 pm. At Cornell Cooperative Extension, Middletown. Skills and procedures learned are reinforced through hands-on jams and jelly making, giving you a more complete learning experience. Limited to 16 participants, so please register early to assure a spot! $27/person.

Read Our Times-Herald Record Blog: Family Matters! Every Monday and Thursday Extension Family Life Educators Denyse and Stefanie provide insights and ideas to help you make the most of your family life.

 

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)

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!

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

Video clips

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

Click here to go to Promoting Best Practices page 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!

 

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