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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

Starting Seeds? Best Practices.
Posted 3/18/2021

Starting Seeds Indoors? Now is the time. See the attached packet for in-depth information on starting your seeds. If you have further questions, give our office a call at 518-853-2135.

Introduction to Beekeeping - Tuesdays: January 12 - March 2, 2021
Posted 12/16/2020

Getting your hive operation off the ground.

Whether you are currently keeping honey bees, or are considering adding them to your farm, a basic knowledge of bee biology, diseases, pests, and setting up your colony are essential for success.

Understanding the difference between a drone, queen and nurse bee, knowing how to site your apiary properly, having a plan for Varroa mites, and knowing effective winterizing techniques will help ensure your hive(s) make it through the winter so you can harvest honey the following season.

This course, taught by experienced beekeepers and NYS Honey Bee Extension educators will give you real-world experiences paired with academic concepts.



NYS Bag Ban to start )ct 19, 2020
Posted 10/1/2020

DEC Announces Enforcement of New York's Plastic Bag Ban to Start Oct. 19, 2020

State Encourages New Yorkers to BYOBagNY

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that DEC will begin enforcement of the State's ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on Oct. 19, 2020. The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1, was not enforced per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries, Inc., et al, in New York State Supreme Court.


4-H Project Showcase
Posted 9/3/2020

Vist our showcase of 4-H projects that represents areas of interest to  Fulton-Montgomery 4-H youth.

4H Meeting Guidelines Due to COVID-19
Posted 8/25/2020

Attention all enrolled 4-H Adult Volunteers and 4-H Youth/Families. Fulton-Montgomery 4-H will be allowing 4-H Clubs to meet in-person starting soon. Before we are able to allow in-person events, meetings or activities, we must have our volunteers trained in COVID-19 safety procedures and a COVID-19 Assumption of Risk form signed and submitted to the 4-H office for all enrolled adult volunteers and youth participants.

Attached are the required COVID-19 4-H safety forms and a checklist to assist with submission of forms. Below is a link to the recorded zoom training that occurred last Thursday, August 20th. If you are an enrolled 4-H Adult Volunteer and you did not attend the training on zoom last week, it is mandatory that you follow the link below and watch the recorded training. This will take about 47 minutes to complete. Once finished, please complete and sign the required forms and submit them to the 4-H office. See checklist for more details.

The attachment listed as “COVID 4-H Safety Plan Ful Mont” contains these forms from the checklist;
The COVID-19 Safety Plan (pages 1-4), Health Screening (page 5), 4-H Meeting & Event Log (page 6) and 4-H Meeting & Event Safety Plan (page 7).

Fulton-Montgomery 4-H Volunteer Training - COVID-19 Safety Plan and Procedures

If you have any additional questions about the forms or training, please don’t hesitate to ask.

4H Mask Task
Posted 8/25/2020

The NY State 4-H Mask Task gives back to your local community by sewing and donating a face mask and/or writing a note of gratitude to those in our community who are needing masks during this time! Fulton-Montgomery  4-H’er Evelyn Fessenden participated in this initiative earlier this spring, sewing over 30 face masks that were donated to the Fulmont Community Action Agency to be distributed to those in need of a mask. Thank you Evelyn!


To Market, To Market
Posted 8/4/2020


Tuesdays from 9:00am - Noon

October 6th - November 10th 

This exciting six-week class will help you develop a product or service from start to finish! Local CCE Educators Mariane Kiraly, David Cox, Nicole Tommell, Laura Biasillo, and Jim Barber have partnered to offer “To Market, To Market,” a six-part series to be held virtually and in-person at four regional locations to make your learning experience comfortable, safe, and flexible.


Drive-Thru Pantry Schedule
Posted 8/4/2020

Drive-Thru Pantry Schedule – Mass Food Distribution Dates & Sites

See the full schedule, including many more locations throughout northeastern New York.

Webinar on PPP loan forgiveness
Posted 7/15/2020
Farm Credit East presents webinar on PPP loan forgiveness
Prepare for Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness July 23rd from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Gypsy Moth caterpillars are damaging trees, shrubs in Orleans
Posted 7/15/2020

The Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension office is receiving high volumes of calls from homeowners concerned about the defoliation of trees and shrubs by small hairy caterpillars.

These pests are the larval stage of the Gypsy Moth Lymantria dispar, an invasive species that can cause massive defoliation in home landscapes and woodland forests.

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