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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

Guidance for Essential Workers Arriving in NY from U.S. States with Significant Community Spread
Posted 6/30/2020

Please be aware of the new guidelines set forth by Governor Cuomo for workers arriving in NYS.  We must continue to be diligent and adhere to our NYS Forward Business Safety Plans to keep our families and employees safe from COVID-19. 

Click HERE to learn more about the NYS Forward Business Safety Plans for all NY (Farm) Businesses. Please contact me if any questions arise.

 Nicole            315-867-6001              Nt375@cornell.edu

To Market, To Martet
Posted 6/30/2020
This exciting six-week class will help you develop a product or service from start to finish! CCE Agriculture Educators David Cox and Jim Barber have partnered with area Farm Business Management Specialists
Mariane Kiraly and Nicole Tommell to offer “To Market, To Market,” a six-part series virtually and
in-person at four regional locations to make your learning experience comfortable, safe, and flexible.
Local Online Farmers Market
Posted 5/26/2020


Local Online Farmers Market is Up and Running
Shoppers, the Source WhatsGood online farmers market is up and running, with a growing selection of local meat, produce and more!
Available now: A wide selection of Local Meat products – Eggs – Mushrooms – Early Greens – Plants for your garden – Herbs, Spices & Rubs – Teas, Jams & Pancake Mix – Baked Goods – Honey –  A selection of artisanal Fermented Cabbage – even Gifts! The list of products will quickly grow as the season gets underway and more farms come online.
Customers interested in shopping from local farms and food producers can order product online at: https://sourcewhatsgood.com/  - On the designated delivery day, you can pick up your orders at one of six locations across Schoharie and Otsego Counties.


Farm Management at Home
Posted 4/2/2020

As you are stuck home, are you getting those "extras" done in the house or barn? Or maybe you are working from home and not getting anything extra doneanyways or have the whole family trying to keep busy in the background...or the cat keeps getting on your computer or the dogs think its time for dinner just because you arehome.

Well...here are some ideas. Please see the attached document!

4-H Pie Fundraiser
Posted 3/30/2020
Due to the temporary closure of Smith's Orchard Bake Shop and the ongoing COVID-19 situation the Fulton-Montgomery 40-H Pie Sale pick-up has been postponed. At this time we do not hyave a definitive idea of when the pick-up date will be re-schduled. Pardon this incobnience. We will bhe sure to keep you up to date via email and faceboo9k.
If you have any questions please email Kyle at ky292@cornell.edu.
The attached document is the post made from the Smith Orchard Bakery.
Stay healthy and save,
CCEFM Office update
Posted 3/16/2020
A message from CCE Fulton-Montgomery Executive Director, Brian Gilchrist
Good Afternoon,
Given the general Corona Virus situation and the recommendation that everyone should practice social distancing. Cornell Cooperative Extension
has been in discussion on how we should proceed. In addition, as you may know, Montgomery County has declared a state of emergency and all nonessential employees are to stay home. Given this situation, school closings and guidance from campus, we will be cancelling all Extension and 4-H related events, activities, and workshops. Including all club meetings and activities through at least April 19th and until further notice. The only exception to this will be the 4-H Pie Sale Fundraiser.
In addition, in consultation with the County Executive, CCE Staff will not be working in the office. We will have access to email and be working remotely. This is a fast moving situation and things are changing hourly. Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions or concerns.
Thank you for suspending all 4-H related activities and for your understanding and cooperation.
Brian Gilchrist
Association Executive Director
If you need to be in contact with CCE Fulton-Montgomery, please contact our staff remotely via email:
Georgia Dutcher gad23@cornell.edu
Brian Gilchrist btg5@cornell.edu
Kyle Yacobucci ky292@cornell.edu



Outstanding 4-H Members 2019
Posted 12/18/2019




2018-2019 Outstanding 4-H Members 

 Seniors: Evelyn Fessenden & Sarah Keehan
Juniors: Jocelyn Bates & Illyria Escher




CCE Anual Meeting/4-H Member&Volunteer Recognition
Posted 11/1/2019


November 1st, 2019
6:30pm at
the Amsterdam Elks Lodge #101

  8 4th Ave, Amsterdam, NY 12010
  Inviting all Fulton/Montgomery Volunteers, Master Gardeners, CCE Staff, 4-H members, families,  4-H volunteers & Friends to celebrate the 2018-2019 4-H year.  Don’t forget to RSVP.  If you can’t come for the potluck please join us for the Annual meeting & 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 October 31st 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, or main dishes. Each dish should serve  15-20 people. The 4-H Office will be providing beverages, 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. 4-H premium checks will be available for 4-H members who exhibited at the 2019 Fonda Fair and submitted a completed 4-H Member Record Book by    October 15th.
** Come Dressed in Your Best “4-H Spirit” Attire & Accessories! **






Tractor Supply Clover Campaign
Posted 10/20/2019

                     2019 FallPaper Clover Campaign

 October 9th-20th 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 October 9th-20th. 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.
                                 Here are some ideas below on how you can participate:
                                               4-H Display with info for public
                                                     Have a 4-H bake sale
                                                Help carry customer's bags
                                           Give 4-H project demonstrations
                                                    Bring your animals!

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








RFID Tags Update
Posted 6/5/2019

Due to a higher than expecteed demand for the free 840 RFID tags we had available, we're sorry to announcc e that our supply is completely gone. We will no longer be able to fulfill orders for 840 RFID tags or applicators. Please see the attached document for more information on the update. If you have further questions, please call our office at 518-853-2135.

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