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Phone: 518-853-2135


PO Box 1500
20 Park Street
Fonda, NY 12068

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

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.

Herb Container Garden
Posted 4/12/2017

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Mary Ann Charon will teach you how to create your own decorative herb container garden during this hands-on workshop. This class will be held at the Montgomery County Annex Building, 20 Park St, Room 111, Fonda NY.

 Are you interested in gardening but your space is limited? Try growing plants in containers. This class will demonstrate how you can grow herbs & annuals in containers.  Participants will learn how to choose your container and plants, design the container and maintain a mini-garden throughout the season. Each participant will plant a container garden of their own to take home. All materials will be supplied.

 Cost is $15 per person, please pay in the office to hold your spot

-  Register by May 4th!

Limited to 20 participants.

To register:

call the CCEFM office at 518/853-2135

CANCELLATION 4-H Volunteer Meeting
Posted 1/17/2017


Given the forecast for this evening and early school closings, we have decided to cancel the 4-H Volunteer Meeting scheduled for this evening at 6:30pm. We have decided to include the agenda for your information and have not decided on a date or time to reschedule the volunteer meeting. Pie sale forms will be available at the 4-H Office for pick-up starting tomorrow 1/18/2017. Individual members will have their pie sale information and forms sent by mail. If you have any questions please contact the 4-H office.






Some Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners
Posted 1/5/2017

 We hope you and your four-legged friends are staying warm in these cold temperatures! Just a reminder during this recent cold spell to make sure your horse is staying happy and warm! (Courtesy of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital) 

    • Make sure the horse has access to fresh, unfrozen water
    • Keep hay in front of horses, as the fermentation in the large colon will keep them warmer than feeding grain, which is digested quickly in the small intestine. (Unless of course the horse is Metabolic or has another health reason to not have ad lib hay)
    • Provide a salt block as this will encourage more drinking
    • Provide a shelter as a wind break or so horses can get out of cold rain. If their winter coat is adequate, they do not necessarily need a blanket unless it is precipitating outside. 

Unless there is ice in the paddock, cold, dry temperatures alone are not a reason to keep a horse inside all day. 

The 8th Annual Saratoga Horseman's Social
Posted 1/5/2017

February 10, 2017, The 8th Annual Saratoga Horseman's Social

Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$30.00 per person, includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, soda, bottled water, coffee and tea; a cash bar is available.
Please call 885-8995 or http://www.ccesaratoga.org/agriculture/cce-equine to register. All are welcome!


Woodlot Management for Forest Owners 101
Posted 1/5/2017

February 18, 2017, Woodlot Management for Forest Owners 101

Queensbury Campus

9am to Noon
Price: $10, CRN: 20084
To Register: Please call 518-743-2238, email conted@sunyacc.edu
Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines
Posted 1/5/2017

Educational Opportunities

Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines

If you've been looking for up-to-date crop and pest management information, the Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines are for you! This series of publications provides useful crop and pest management information for small-scale growers. Each Cornell Guideline title is routinely updated to reflect current crop production practices and the latest pest management strategies (including pesticide options) for emerging and existing pests of economic concern. The Cornell Guidelines are designed as a practical guide for producers, consultants, educators, pesticide dealers, and others involved in producing agricultural crops. Cornell Guidelines can be purchased through any Cornell Cooperative Extension office or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University. To order from the Cornell Store, call (844) 688-7620 or order online.

Meet our new 4-H Club Coordinator
Posted 12/15/2016

Greetings and Happy Holidays, 4-H Enthusiasts!

My name is Kyle Yacobucci, and I am delighted to join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery counties as your new 4-H Club Coordinator. It is an honor to be a part of this association, and I cherish the opportunity to give back to a program that so enriched my youth.




Invasive Species Speaker - July 19th
Posted 7/7/2016

Join the Master Gardeners in an open public meeting on invasive species, featuring guest speaker Laurel Gailor, on July 19th at 10am in the Montgomery County Annex Building.  Please call the CCE ofice to RSVP and for more details at 853-2135.

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