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18 Veterans Programs Feeding the Food Movement
Posted 11/14/2017

This Veterans Day, Food Tank brings you 18 initiatives from around the United States that are working to help veterans transition to healthy, productive civilian lives through farming and agriculture.

By providing veterans with roadmaps to help them become integral players in the sustainable food system, these universities, NGOs, and companies work to help participants heal from wounds of all kinds. They work to educate veterans by providing job and skills training, connection to financial and technical resources, and assistance in the difficult task of acquiring land.

The History of National 4-H Week
Posted 9/21/2017



This is the oldest known National 4-H Poster available in archives.






This year we’ll be celebrating National 4-H Week on October 1-7, 2017. Across the country, 4-H members and volunteers will celebrate their achievements and promote 4-H work to families, friends and community leaders.







Grain rescue tube training saves life
Posted 9/7/2017

Webb's fire department is one of dozens in some of the country's top farming communities that have received life-saving grain rescue tubes and training as part of Nationwide's annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest.

2017 Fonda Fair 4-H Exhibitor's Handbook
Posted 7/10/2017


Here is the 2017 Fonda Fair 4-H Exhibitor’s Handbook.There are a number of changes this year.   
Please check your class numbers & descriptions, some have changed from previous years.
Double entry cards will be handed out when your entry form is submitted. All animal and non-animal entries are due: postmarked by July 28th, delivered to the 4-H office August 1st by 4pm. Faxed or emailed entries must be received by August 1st by 4pm.
If you have any questions, please give us a call.


 Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Fair!


Young Farmers & Ranchers
Posted 6/7/2017


Young Farmers & Ranchers
Award Applications Are Available! 
The New York Farm Bureau State Young Farmers & Ranchers Program is excited to announce the 2017 Young Farmers & Ranchers Awards: Achievement and Excellence in Agriculture.  These competitive events allow young farmers to be recognized for their involvement, achievement & leadership in agriculture, Farm Bureau, and their community as well as their understanding of agricultural issues.


Young Farmers applying for the Achievement Award or the Excellence in Agriculture Award must submit their applications to NYFB by September 1, 2017.  These contests are for farmers who are 18-35 years old as of 1/31/18.  For eligibility requirements and applications visit the Young Farmers & Ranchers page on the New York Farm Bureau website or contact NYFB at 1-800-342-4143. 

Fulton-Montgomery Clover News
Posted 6/6/2017

June-July 2017 - Includes Fonda Fair 2017, Community Outreach, Bi-County Horse Show and Much More!

Dairyland Festival and Parade
Posted 6/2/2017

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — The 2017 Dairyland Festival and Parade will be held Friday, June 2nd at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown, NY. This year’s theme is “Agriculture MOOOOVING America” and will highlight the diversity of the dairy industry! The festival will be from 9 am – 2 pm for preschool and elementary age students with samples of dairy products, demonstrations and activities, petting zoo and agricultural technology. Following the festival, a 6 pm performance by Showstoppers Dance Team at the state office building will kick off the evening program. The Dairyland Parade will begin at 7 pm at Watertown High School and travel down Washington Street ending at the Dulles State Office Building where the Jefferson County Dairy Princess Court will be serving a Giant Ice Cream Sundae to all who attend. This event is free to the public and everyone is welcome.                                —Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County

26th Annual Saratoga Horse Symposium
Posted 4/20/2017 by 05/20/2017

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Horse lovers, mark your calendars for the 26th Annual Saratoga Horse Symposium on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00AM- 4:00PM.  This exciting educational event is a celebration of the horse for new, aspiring and experienced horse owners where attendees have the unique opportunity to interact with horses, equine veterinarians, and presenters alike.

Central New York Beef Producers April 2017 Feeder Sale
Posted 4/13/2017





Feeder Calf Sale, Friday, April 14, 2:00 p.m. These are preconditioned calves, all eligible for the natural market and several that could be finished on grass. The tele-sale/auction will take place at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 123 Lake Street in Cooperstown. For any questions, contact Bill Gibson, 518-588-6032, or Mike Baker (info below).


Interested buyers – Please see links to videos (below) of feeder calves offered by participating farms. You may bid in person at the CCE Education Center. If bidding by phone, please contact Madelyn Sanchez at 607-547-2536 (x231) to receive bidding instructions. Calls will be taken Monday, 4/10, through Thursday, 4/13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Central New York Beef Producers April 2017 Feeder Sale


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Planting seeds with 4-H youth
Posted 4/12/2017

4-H member Rhiannon Donde and Master Gardener Cindy King are shown discussing a seedling that was just trasplanted. This activity was from a planting workshop that our Master Gardeners presented to our 4-H youth.

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