Orange County Locally-Grown Christmas Tree Directory 2014! Orange County Tree Farmers welcome you to participate in the season's splendor by coming out to harvest your own tree. Cut-your-own and fresh-cut places abound in our beautiful county. Choose from the list and begin your own holiday tradition!
2-day Farm Food Safety Training with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). For all fruit and vegetable growers. December 3 & 4, 2014 from 8 am – 4 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Ave, Middletown, NY.
99th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, Monday, December 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Villa Venezia, 2257 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown, New York 10941. Honorees: Distinguished Service: Graham Skea, Montgomery, NY; Friend of Extension: Stanley Spencer, Slate Hill, NY; Community Partner Award: Town of Mount Hope.
2014 4-H Leader's Association Recognition Banquet, Eagle’s Nest, 58 Eagle’s Nest Road, Bloomingburg, NY 12721. Friday, November 21, 2014. Cash Bar: 6:30 PM Buffet: 7:00 PM
Farm Asset Planning Series, Session 1 - December 3, 2014: Protecting Assets; Session 2 - January 14, 2015: Transferring Assets; Session 3 TBD by participant's input. All sessions at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY 10940-1919, from 1 - 3 pm. $60 per farm family for entire series or $25/session.
Create Your Own Holiday Wreath, Tabletop Tree or Kissing Ball. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY 10940-1919. Daytime Sessions: Create a Kissing Ball: 10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm; Create a Wreath or Tree: 1:00 ~ 3:00 pm. Evening Sessions: Create a Kissing Ball, Wreath or Tree: 6:30 ~ 8:30 pm. $35.00 per person (Gardening in Orange County subscribers pay only $31.50).
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.
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
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!
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
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