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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

Congratulations to our 2019 4-H Public Presenters!
Posted 4/2/2019
                           Congratulations to all of our
                           2019 4-H Public Presenters!
The following 4-H Youth  qualified to participate in District Public Presentations and Horse Communications.
                          District Public Presentations
                                    Jordan Chatwin
                                   Shannon Dening
                                      Cole Nelson
                                    Veronica Shults
                                      Elaina Wells
                     Regional Horse Communications
                                    Georgiana Angus 

 Thank you to Jack Wilson, Andrea Fort & Alison Busch for graciously offering your time and  expertise to judge.

And, a huge thanks to Marge DeBlock, Carolyn DeBlock and Tamara Healy for volunteering to help throughout the evening.  

Also, to our 4-H Teens: Cole Nelson, Darby Fessenden and Evelyn Fessenden for being room assistants!








4-H Pie Sale
Posted 2/14/2019



Products from Smith’s Orchard Bake Shop in Charlton are featured in the 2019 4-H spring sale
February 4 through March 19 in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Proceeds from the sale benefit 4-H
Youth Development programming in the two-county region. The 4-H local food sale is a major
fundraising effort for 4-H members and local 4-H youth programming outreach.

Eight varieties of fruit pies are available in regular or sugar-free versions.

All pies must be pre-ordered and paid for no later than March 19th.

4-H members and volunteers will collect payment from each costumer at the time the order is placed.
Pies will be available for pickup on Wednesday, April 10th, in time for Easter and spring holidays.

Individuals interested in supporting local 4-H youth development programs by ordering pies may
place an order with a local 4-H member or adult volunteer or by calling the 4-H office at Cornell
Cooperative Extension, 518/853-2135. Orders may also be placed in person at the Extension office at
20 Park St, Fonda, between 8:30a.m. and 4:30p.m. Monday through Thursday until March 19th.

The order form for the 2019 4-H pie sale is attached.

If you have any questions, let me know.
Thanks – Georgia

2019 Agricultural Literay Week
Posted 2/13/2019


2019 Agricultural Literacy Week
Have a love for agriculture? Want to educate second graders across
Fulton & Montgomery counties about agriculture?
If so, volunteering to read for the 2019 Agricultural Literacy Week program
may be just for you!
Fulton-Montgomery 4-H is seeking adult volunteers to visit second grade
classrooms within Fulton & Montgomery counties. Each volunteer is assigned a classroom or multiple classrooms to read the book On the Farm,
At the Market by G. Brian Karas.
If interested, please contact Kyle at ky292@cornell.edu no later than
Monday, March 4th.




Integrated Parasite Management for Goats & Sheep Workshop
Posted 2/12/2019

Integrated Parasite Management for Goats & Sheep Workshop
Includes FAMACHA Training/Certification and How to do Fecal Egg Identification/Counting 
When:              Saturday, February 16, 2019 (snow date February 23)
                        9 am - 2 pm 
Where:            CCE Chenango County
                        99 Broad St., Norwich 13815 
Cost:                $30 first person, $15 each additional from same farm/family (includes lunch and FAMACHA card)
Register:         Online at the link below or mail your check with the form below. Registration must be received by Wednesday, February 13
Speakers:        Dr. Tatiana L. Stanton, Cornell Sheep & Goat State Extension Specialist and Janice Liotta, manager Dwight Bowman Parasitology Lab at Cornell Vet School 

4-H Art Show Results
Posted 2/7/2019
                                                  4-H Art Show Results
                                      Many thanks to our volunteer judges,
                                            the Amsterdam Free Library,
                                         Jenny Galough & Sarah Kayhart
                                      for helping make this event possible
                                        Please see attached for full results.




4H Art Show
Posted 12/20/2018
Artwork displayed will be works by 4-H youth that participated in our Drawing & Photography series this fall. Please come support our 4-H members and enjoy an evening of art and 4-H fun. Light refreshments will be provided.. Admission-No charge.
Thursday, December 20th at 6pm
Amsterdam Free Library - 28 Church St, Amsterdam
Call our office for more information, 518-853-2135


December Driving
Posted 12/5/2018


December is a busy month for all of us. We rush around shopping for gifts, venturing out to parties, and hectically traveling from one place to the next. When the dust settles and we arrive safely at our destinations, we embrace the opportunity to slow down, relax, and enjoy the company of close family and friends.





2018 Exhibitor's Handbook for Fonda Fair
Posted 6/29/2018

Attached is the 2018 Fonda Fair 4-H Exhibitor's Handbook. There are a number of updates and additions. If you have any questions, give the office a call at 518-853-2135.

Please note: ALL Entries are due to the 4-H Office by 4pm on August 1, 2018. Any entries that are mailed, must be postmarked by July 27, 2018.

High Rollers Fundraiser
Posted 6/28/2018
Come one..Come All! A fun time at High Rollers to support the 4H youth program. $8 includes skates & 2 hours of skating. Games, prizes, fun and more! Bring your family & friends. ALL are welcome. Tickets available at the door or presale from the 4H office.
Call the 4H office with questions, 853-2135. See you there!
Welcome Nicole Tomell
Posted 6/13/2018


We welcome Nicole Tommell as the agricultural business management specialist on the Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops team.  Nicole will provide leadership for planning and developing programing that emphasizes business management and profitability.  Thanks to the CCE associations in the region and Cornell for expanding our team’s capacity to meet the educational needs of the ag industry in Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga and Schoharie Counties.


Nicole received her Bachelor of Technology degree from SUNY Cobleskill in Agricultural Business. She also holds a Masters in Agricultural Education from North Carolina State University.  Before joining the team, Nicole was a Visiting Instructor at SUNY Cobleskill teaching courses ranging from agricultural business to animal science.  She has also managed a diversified cattle operation she owns with her husband.


Her primary goal will be to provide business analysis, planning and development support for agricultural businesses in the region.  Please welcome Nicole to the team.


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