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Phone: 518-853-2135


PO Box 1500
20 Park Street
Fonda, NY 12068

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Closed Fridays - No Public Hours on Fridays & Federal Holidays

Cornell Cooperative Extension Office Closed December 23rd-January 5th
Posted 12/22/2014

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Office of Fulton and Montgomery Counties will be closed December 23rd- January 5th for the Christmas/New Years Holiday. We wish everyone a Happy Holiday!



Wild Turkey Study Seeks Landowners
Posted 12/11/2014

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is looking for landowners to help with a large-scale study of wild turkey movements, survival, and harvest. This study will involve turkey hens being captured and fitted with leg bands. The objective of the banding study is to examine harvest rates, survival rates, and movements of hens.

DEC is seeking landowners in Regions 3 through 9 who would be interested in allowing birds to be trapped on their land, as well as alerting project coordinators when they see turkeys on their property. View the attached list to identify the project coordinator in your region and become part of this project.


Annual 4-H Recognition Night
Posted 11/13/2014

On Friday, November 7, over 120 Fulton and Montgomery county 4-H members, family members and volunteers celebrated their annual recognition night at the Amsterdam Elk’s Lodge. Throughout the year 4-Hers participate in projects ranging from woodworking and sewing, to horticulture and animal science. These projects culminate in exhibits at the Fonda Fair in late August, where 4-Hers show off their work to the general public. The members who document activities in their record books and turn them in to be judged on merit are eligible to receive project award discs, a symbol of their years’ worth of hard work and dedication to their projects.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Annual Meeting: November 19th
Posted 11/13/2014

Join us for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Annual Meeting! The meeting will be held in Johnstown at the Shirley Luck Senior Citizen Center at 109 East Main Street on November 19th at 7:00pm. The annual meeting will feature guest speaker Lori Brewer (Sr. Extension Associate-Horticulture). Lori will be speaking about the Master Gardener program and connecting research based knowledge to gardening.

7:00pm Desert, Beverage and Networking

7:30pm Guest Speaker Lori Brewer

Followed by election results for board and committee members and comments by the Executive Director Brian Gilchrist and Board President Russ Kelly.

Please RSVP by November 14th to 519-673-5525 or fultonmontgomery@cornell.edu.


4-Hers Participate on Election Day
Posted 11/12/2014

On November 4th Election Day, thirty-three Fulton/Montgomery 4-Hers and Volunteers traveled to several polling locations throughout Montgomery County as part of the Capital District Election Service Project. When the polls closed at 9:00pm the youth and volunteers waited for the results from each polling machine, recorded them and then called the results in to the media so that the pre-liminary results could be posted that evening.

This was a great learning experience for the 4-H youth and volunteers! The above photo is of Mackenzie and Dorothy Hart viewing the polling machine printouts and recording their results.


Master Gardener Balsam and Pinecone Wreath Workshop
Posted 11/12/2014

Come join Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Mary Ann Charon, Joan Eckler and Bob Farrell on  November 20th or December 4th to learn how to create your very own wreaths during this hands-on workshop. This workhsop will be held at the Shirley Luck Senior Citizen Center, (109 East Main St.), Johnstown.

Instructors will demonstrate the techniques and participants will each make two wreaths—one pinecone and one balsam. All materials will be supplied.

This class is limited to 15 participants—Register on or before November 19th. Must have at least 5 to hold workshop. Cost is $20 per person and is required to guarantee a spot. To register call Cornell Cooperative Extension, 518-673-5525 ext 113.


4-H Member & Volunteer Recognition Night November 7th
Posted 10/30/2014

Inviting all Fulton/Montgomery 4-H members, families and 4-H volunteers to celebrate the 2013-2014 4-H year. This year's Recognition Night is on November 7th at the Amsterdam Elks (8 Fourth Ave.). Please RSVP to the 4-H office, if you are unable to come for the potluck please join us for the awards ceremony

Please bring a dish to share for the potluck supper as well as a serving utensil for your food item. Please let us know by 12 noon on November 6th what food you will be bringing and how many people from your 4-H club or family will be attending. We are looking for 4-H member and volunteer families to bring meat/cheese platters, veggies and dip, fruit platters, baked beans, salads, main dishes. Each dish should serve 15-20 people. The 4-H Office will be providing beverages, deserts, plates, utensils and napkins.

4-H member project award discs will be presented as well as 4-H volunteer certificates and tenure pins.  Special recognition will go to outstanding 4-H members and volunteers.   4-H premium checks will also be available for 4-H members who exhibited items at the 2014 Fonda Fair and completed and submitted their 4-H Member Record Books by October 15th.

 ** Come Dressed in Your Best “4-H Spirit” Attire and Accessories! **


Discover 4-H Day: Saturday, October 4th
Posted 9/30/2014
Wondering, what 4-H is, how to join 4-H? It’s time to enroll in the 4-H program. Bring your family to DISCOVER 4-H DAY! Saturday, October 4th, 1-4 pm at the Fonda Fair. This is a day to explore 4-H. Activities will include hands on areas to visit 4-H animals, see 4-H projects,talk to 4-H members and volunteers. Each youth will receive a passport of 4-H activities. Other activities will include face painting, fun games and more! A prize will be given to every youth that returns a stamped passport at the end of their visit to DISCOVER 4-H DAY! Admission to this 4-H event is FREE. Come for a fun filled day!!
4-H Gymkhana Horse Show October 4th
Posted 9/9/2014
Come join other 4-Hers on October 4th for a fun day of 4-H Gymkhana. The event is open to any enrolled 4-H youth throughout New York. The cost is $15 for the entire day. View the attached document for the class list and registration form. Pre-entries are due September 30th!
Talking with Your Doctor
Posted 7/26/2014 by National Institute on Aging

How well you and your doctor talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. But, talking to your doctor isn't always easy. It takes time and effort on your part as well as your doctor's.

This 44-page booklet is full of ideas and tips for good communication with your doctor. The illustrations and conversational tone help to explain how to prepare for a medical visit.

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