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Ag Literacy Week

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday March 20th kicks of the 2017 Ag Literacy Week! In celebration of New York agriculture, volunteers throughout the state will read a book with an agricultural theme to second graders. Students and teachers will also benefit from hands-on lessons and receive follow up activities. The book wil...

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Growing Vegetables in a High Tunnel

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Calling all Veterans: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will be hosting a workshop on learning the fundamentals of growing vegetables using high tunnels. This workshop will be a fast paced all-inclusive presentation given at Shared Roots Farm by Judson Reid, of the Cornell Cooperativ...

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Develop a Business Plan for Your Farm

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

During this five part series hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County and led by Laura Biasillo, Agricultural Economic Development Specialist, participants will work through the various sections of a business plan for their agricultural venture. This is applicable whether you ...

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NYS Livestock Summit

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Calling experienced livestock producers and supporting agencies/industries!We know you face tremendous challenges to grow your business. What are the undeveloped opportunities and how can we collectively address them? Cornell University's Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension are...

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4-H NYS Vet School Open House

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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Develop a Business Plan for Your Farm

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

During this five part series hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County and led by Laura Biasillo, Agricultural Economic Development Specialist, participants will work through the various sections of a business plan for their agricultural venture. This is applicable whether you ...

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4-H NYS Horse Bowl

Saturday, April 8, 2017

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Seed Starting Workshop

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Learn all you need to know to start your own garden vegetable or flower plants from seed indoors. Seed starting mixes, lighting needs and after-care of seedlings will be explained. Gain hands-on experience as you sow seeds in a six-pack container. (Seeds will be provided or you can bring your...

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Building a Better Tomato Cage

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tired of those wimpy wire tomato cages? Construct your own cages from concrete rebar wire with the help of Master Gardener Volunteers and CCE Staff. Each cage is 5 ft. tall and 2 ft. in diameter. All materials and tools needed are provided. Please dress for the weather and bring a pair of...

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Season Extension and Low Tunnel Construction

Sunday, April 9, 2017

You can easily add 2 weeks to the start and end of the growing season by the use of low tunnels, frost blankets with supports. Construct you own 4 ft. low tunnel hoops and learn tips and techniques from Master Gardener Volunteers at Cutler Botanic Garden. Hoop material, ½ inch EMT, will be ...

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Lawn & Garden Show

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Join us at the Farmers Market for our First Annual Lawn & Garden Show. Featuring the latest trends in lawn, garden, & landscaping, and do-it-yourself seminars. Admission is $3.00 per person and can be paid at the door. Ages 17 and under free. Descriptions and registration for seminars can be...

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Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Work with Master Gardeners in CBG learning proper techniques pruning trees and shrubs. Learn how, why and when to prune, proper tools, tool maintenance, etc. We will be going out to the gardens for the second hour so please dress for the weather. (In the event of rain/snow cancellation, ...

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4-H NYS Horse Judging

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Raising Pigs & Sheep

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will be hosting a workshop on learning the fundamentals of raising small livestock such as pigs and sheep. This workshop will be a fast paced all-inclusive presentation given at McRey Farm. Topics that will be covered include: breeds best suited for ...

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4-H Horse Spectacular
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4-H Horse Spectacular

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Educational Sessions On the Hour - Dr. Megan Cox: Ask the Vet Session A top referring veterinarian at Cornell University- Lori Piccirilli: Therapeutic Riding/Hippotherapy/ Veterans Programs Verde View Equestrian Center PATH International Member www.verdeviewec.orgVendors1 Table - $25.0...

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4-H Enrollment Deadline

Monday, May 1, 2017

Youth must be enrolled by May 1st to participate in County Fair

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4-H & Tractor Supply Paper Clover Event
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4-H & Tractor Supply Paper Clover Event

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Support Broome County 4-H with a visit to the Vestal Tractor Supply store April 26th-May 7th by purchasing a Paper Clover for $1 at the register!You may be lucky enough to come across of the many 4-H clubs in our area!

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4-H Market Animal Certificates Due (Sheep, Goats, & Pigs)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Attached is the 4-H Market Animal Certificate. If you are planning on showing market Sheep, Goats and/or Pigs this must be turned in to Brian Aukema by May 15th. (Beef and dairy steers due March 1st)

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Composting for Beginners

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Keep your yard trimmings and kitchen scraps out of the landfill and turn them into compost for your gardens. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is collaborating with VINES on this workshop that will be held at the Broome County Public Library.  To register for the workshop ...

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Cutler Botanic Garden Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Herbs, perennials, shrubs, roses and ornamental grasses are just a sampling of what you’ll find at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Plant Sale. Get growing and planting advice from Master Gardeners; enjoy a stroll around Cutler Botanic Garden, then take home some purchased plants to grow in...

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Compost Troubleshooting

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Having difficulties composting? Does your compost seem to take forever? Sometimes our efforts to make “black gold” come up short. We’ll explore some of the common composting problems and learn some simple strategies  to solve them. The works is free, but please let us know you'll be att...

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Compost Troubleshooting

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Having difficulties composting? Does your compost seem to take forever? Or does the smell remind you of rotten eggs? Sometimes our efforts to make “black gold” come up short. During this workshop we’ll explore some of the common composting problems and learn how to solve them. We’ll also d...

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4-H Broome County Fair

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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