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Ornamental Greenhouse Grower Education Day

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

9am: Welcome9:15am: Nematodes: Nice not Naughty (John Sanderson, Cornell University)Not all nematodes are plant pests. Some are good guys that attack and kill insect pests. Many growers have been using these nematodes against fungus gnats and thrips with good success. This talk will intro...

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Exploring the Small Farm Dream: Is Farming Right for You?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

During this four part series participants will begin to think through small scale farming as a business (rather than a hobby), learn what it takes to start and manage a farm business and decide whether that is something they want to pursue. Through in-classroom education, peer support and sel...

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Vestal Farmers Market

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesdays, 9am-1pm in the parking lot of the Vestal Library you can find a farmers market that has been there more than 25 years! They have local farms with fruits, vegetables, baked goods, maple syrup and more! 

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From Recipe to Market

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

On Wednesday October 25th, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, in partnership with the Food Venture Center of NY and TasteNY, is offering a From Recipe to Market workshop from 9am-4:30pm. Is your recipe ready to go to market? If your goal is to launch a specialty food business, th...

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Take Your Recipe to the Next Level

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Let's Take Your Recipe to the Next Level9/27: Making Sauces & Business Plan 101In this session we will discuss how to make various tomato-based sauces using a pressure canner. Master Preserver Ann Supa will demonstrate how to safely create a product using food-safety and safe food handling protoc...

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4-H Club Officer Training
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4-H Club Officer Training

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Whether you are a brand new club officer or interested in learning more about what officers do, you should consider attending this training. We will cover how to: Keep meetings interestingCreate an agendaCreating an annual plan Use committeePlan social timePlan activities and project workand MOR...

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Stocker Cattle Initiative Short Course

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stocker Cattle – an opportunity for the grazing entrepreneurCalves purchased/raised for grazing, then sold to a finisher. The term “stocker” was coined by producers referring to animals purchased in the spring to “stock” mountain pastures. The goal is to add weight economically using relatively i...

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Finch Hollow Fun for 3-5's

Monday, October 30, 2017

Bats Learn about the only flying mammal and why they are important!

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Controlled Environment Agriculture Entrepreneur Conference

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Have you been researching new ways to grow vegetables? Is your farm looking to diversify? Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) may be the answer----and this conference can help!CEA enables year-round production of fresh vegetables through greenhouse environmental control (heating, lighting...

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Let's Write Your Business Plan

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

During this four part series (skipping the week of Thanksgiving) 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 vent...

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Senior Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Bobcats Learn about these animals who share their name with a hairstyle.

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Controlled Environment Agriculture Entrepreneur Conference

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Have you been researching new ways to grow vegetables? Is your farm looking to diversify? Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) may be the answer----and this conference can help!CEA enables year-round production of fresh vegetables through greenhouse environmental control (heating, lighting...

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4-H Growing True Leaders Forum: "STEM"ming into Animal Science, Growing True Leaders
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4-H Growing True Leaders Forum: "STEM"ming into Animal Science, Growing True Leaders

Thursday, November 2, 2017

4-H volunteers and parents are invited to join us for this forum event developed in collaboration with Cooperative Extension Services 4-H staffs, 4-H National Headquarters, and National 4-H Council. This forum is an opportunity for 4-H volunteers from across the country to gain new ideas and lear...

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Pine Cone Garland

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Come make a pine cone garland. Pine cones, beads and string will be supplied, you may bring along ribbon, tiny ornaments, or any other extras that you would like to tie your garland. This program is suitable for children ages 6 and up.

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Pine Cone Garland

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Come make a pine cone garland. Pine cones, beads and string will be supplied, you may bring along ribbon, tiny ornaments, or any other extras that you would like to tie your garland. This program is suitable for children ages 6 and up.

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Nut Bonanza & Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, November 4, 2017

This family event is a celebration of the nut harvest, a chance to be a squirrel for a day! We'll be outdoors, roasting and cracking nuts all day, enjoying a bonfire, talking about trees, and tasting things like acorns, american persimmons, chestnuts, hickory nuts, butternuts, hazelnuts, and blac...

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Let's Write Your Business Plan

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

During this four part series (skipping the week of Thanksgiving) 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 vent...

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4-H Awards Dinner
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4-H Awards Dinner

Thursday, November 9, 2017

All 4-H families from the 2016/2017 year are invited to celebrate the growth of our youth with dinner and an awards ceremony. Join us on November 9th from 6-9pm in the auditorium at CCE-BC. Dinner and dessert will be provided, but families are welcome to bring an appetizer to ...

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Let's Write Your Business Plan

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

During this four part series (skipping the week of Thanksgiving) 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 vent...

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Finch Hollow Fun for 3-5's

Friday, November 17, 2017

Owls  Learn about these creatures that come out at night and see one up close!

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Stocker Cattle Initiative Short Course

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Stocker Cattle – an opportunity for the grazing entrepreneurCalves purchased/raised for grazing, then sold to a finisher. The term “stocker” was coined by producers referring to animals purchased in the spring to “stock” mountain pastures. The goal is to add weight economically using relatively i...

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Finch Hollow Fun for 3-5's

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Bears Learn about bears and what they do in winter!

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Let's Write Your Business Plan

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

During this four part series (skipping the week of Thanksgiving) 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 vent...

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course + Optional Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

Monday, December 4, 2017

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course + Optional Food Safety Plan Writing WorkshopFruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of nat...

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course + Optional Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course + Optional Food Safety Plan Writing WorkshopFruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of nat...

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4-H Growing True Leaders Forum: "Helping 4-H'ers Grow in Life and Work"
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4-H Growing True Leaders Forum: "Helping 4-H'ers Grow in Life and Work"

Thursday, December 7, 2017

4-H volunteers and parents are invited to join us for this forum event developed in collaboration with Cooperative Extension Services 4-H staffs, 4-H National Headquarters, and National 4-H Council. This forum is an opportunity for 4-H volunteers from across the country to gain new ideas and lear...

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Stocker Cattle Initiative Short Course

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Stocker Cattle – an opportunity for the grazing entrepreneurCalves purchased/raised for grazing, then sold to a finisher. The term “stocker” was coined by producers referring to animals purchased in the spring to “stock” mountain pastures. The goal is to add weight economically using relatively i...

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Stocker Cattle Initiative Short Course

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Stocker Cattle – an opportunity for the grazing entrepreneurCalves purchased/raised for grazing, then sold to a finisher. The term “stocker” was coined by producers referring to animals purchased in the spring to “stock” mountain pastures. The goal is to add weight economically using relatively i...

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Stocker Cattle Initiative Short Course

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Stocker Cattle – an opportunity for the grazing entrepreneurCalves purchased/raised for grazing, then sold to a finisher. The term “stocker” was coined by producers referring to animals purchased in the spring to “stock” mountain pastures. The goal is to add weight economically using relatively i...

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Stocker Cattle Initiative Short Course

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Stocker Cattle – an opportunity for the grazing entrepreneurCalves purchased/raised for grazing, then sold to a finisher. The term “stocker” was coined by producers referring to animals purchased in the spring to “stock” mountain pastures. The goal is to add weight economically using relatively i...

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Stocker Cattle Initiative Short Course

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Stocker Cattle – an opportunity for the grazing entrepreneurCalves purchased/raised for grazing, then sold to a finisher. The term “stocker” was coined by producers referring to animals purchased in the spring to “stock” mountain pastures. The goal is to add weight economically using relatively i...

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Stocker Cattle Initiative Short Course

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Stocker Cattle – an opportunity for the grazing entrepreneurCalves purchased/raised for grazing, then sold to a finisher. The term “stocker” was coined by producers referring to animals purchased in the spring to “stock” mountain pastures. The goal is to add weight economically using relatively i...

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