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Phone: 518-853-2135


PO Box 1500
20 Park Street
Fonda, NY 12068

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Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed Fridays - No Public Hours on Fridays & Federal Holidays

Tractor Supply Spring Clover Campaign
Posted 4/10/2018

Twice a year Tractor Suplly generously partners with 4-H for the Paper Clover Campaign. The 4-H youth developement program in Fulton and Montgomery Counties benefits from this wonderful fundraiser. Show your support by volunteering at either the Gloversville or Amsterdam store between April 11-22. Please let the office know what store and what dates you will be participating.

Spring has Sprung Talks!
Posted 4/3/2018
You are cordially invited to join us for a day of "Spring Welcoming" talks!
Speaker: Claudis Hitt, Horticulture Educator for CCE Cortland County
Discussions, tips, hints, Prizes, samples and much, much more!
Cost: Free will donation
Give us a call if you have any questions, at 518/853-2135.
See the attached for a complete flier.
Soil Health Questionnaire
Posted 3/29/2018

                Costs and Benefits for Farms in New York State

  This questionnaire for farmers is coordinated by Cornell University as part of the New York State Soil Health Initiative, funded by New York State Ag & Markets. The initiative is focused on soil health, farm sustainability, environmental quality, and resilience of agriculture to extreme weather events. Completion of this questionnaire is voluntary and anonymous.                          

                                                           Learn more about the New York State Soil Health Initiative:
                                                            Website: https://blogs.cornell.edu/soilhealthinitiative/
                                                    Follow us on Facebook at: fb.me/NYsoilhealth
                                                                                          For questions, contact:
                                                                            Cedric Mason
                                                                                                (607) 255-8641
4-H Pie Sale 2018
Posted 3/27/2018

Products from Smith’s Orchard Bake Shop in Charlton are featured in the 2018 4-H spring sale
February 1 through March 12 in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Proceeds from the sale benefit 4-H
Youth Development programming in the two-county region. The 4-H local food sale is a major
fundraising effort for 4-H members and local 4-H youth programming outreach.

Eight varieties of fruit pies are available in regular or sugar-free versions.

All pies must be pre-ordered and paid for no later than March 8th.

4-H members and volunteers will collect payment from each costumer at the time the order is placed.
Pies will be available for pickup on Tuesday, March 27th, in time for Easter and spring holidays.

Individuals interested in supporting local 4-H youth development programs by ordering pies may
place an order with a local 4-H member or adult volunteer or by calling the 4-H office at Cornell
Cooperative Extension, 518/853-2135. Orders may also be placed in person at the Extension office at
20 Park St, Fonda, between 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m. Monday through Thursday until March 8th.

The order form for the 2018 4-H pie sale is attached.

If you have any questions, let me know.
Thanks – Georgia


Recipe for Success
Posted 3/20/2018


Upcoming Event! Recipe for Success

                   March 20, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM  

            Are you wondering if your're ready to bring your recipe to market?

Forestry Seminar for Private Landowners
Posted 2/22/2018
 February 22 – 24, 2018, NYFOA’s "Learn More, Earn More" Seminars for Private Landowners
 New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse, NY 13209, NY FARM SHOW 
 February 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 February 23, 2018, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 February 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 For complete information, topics and agendas: http://bit.ly/2DNNuNz






Tractor Supply Clover Campaign
Posted 2/1/2018


2018 Spring Paper Clover Campaign
April 11th-22nd at your local Tractor Supply
Tractor Supply generously partners with 4-H twice a year for the Paper  Clover Campaign and the  Fulton and Montgomery County 4-H program benefits from this wonderful fundraiser . Show your support by volunteering at either the      Gloversville or Amsterdam stores during April 11th-22nd. Show your 4-H spirit by wearing 4-H t-shirts/sweatshirts, 4-H hats, 4-H pins or  green and white clothing. Please let the 4-H office know what you plan to do, at what store and on what dates by calling 853-2135.

Contact the respective TSC Store Manager to schedule a time for your club to promote 4-H: Amsterdam:  (518) 627-0269 Gloversville:  (518) 725-0036





Joann Store Clover Campaign & Service Project
Posted 2/1/2018

Valentine’s Card Service Project During the month of love, local 4-H’ers will also partner with JOANN to hand-make and deliver custom Valentine’s Day cards to organizations benefiting Seniors in Fulton & Montgomery counties. Local youth are     invited to visit the Amsterdam JOANN store on Saturday, February 3 between 11AM and 2PM where 4-H members will help them create their cards with materials provided by JOANN.

 Paper Clover Campaign – Throughout  February, customers can purchase $1 and $4 Paper Clovers at the cash register to equip local 4-H clubs with resources to reach more kids in need. Each Paper Clover will include instructions for a special Valentine’s Day craft idea that customers can create to share with someone special.  With the $4 Paper Clover, customers will also receive a coupon for $4 off their next purchase.
                                    4-H Paper clover campaign February 2018
                                                    4908 NY-30, Amsterdam, NY 12010





Deer Worm Factsheet
Posted 1/29/2018
Deer Worm Factsheet - prepared for sheep and goat producers
Courtesy of Cornell Sheep & Goat Program and Cornell Ambulatory Veterinary Services

Funding provided by the Beakman Fund and the Hatch & Smith-Lever Federal Capacity Fund Grant "Application of New Concepts for Control of Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats".

What is deer worm? Parelaphostrongylus tenuis (abbreviated P. tenuis), also called deer worm or meningeal worm, is a parasitic worm of ruminants. It is very common in white-tailed deer in the northeastern United States (up to 90% of deer harvested during hunting season have been shown to be infected), but does not cause disease in this species. The worm has an indirect life cycle, requiring land snails or slugs as intermediate hosts before being able to infect a ruminant.

 What animals are affected by the deer worm?






Dealing with Frostbite on Newborn Lambs and Kids
Posted 1/8/2018

Does or ewes with cropped ears due to frostbite damage at birth are not an uncommon sight on Northeast goat and sheep farms.  Although the condition is not life threatening it leads to interesting explanations in the show ring as to why your Alpine looks like a LaMancha. However in severe winters, frost bite can be far more serious affecting even the feet and tails on newborns as well as the teats on milkers.

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