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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

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.

Master Gardener Plant Sale
Posted 6/1/2019


2019 Fulton-Montgomery Master Gardener Plant Sale &  Demo Day
Saturday, June 1st
Montgomery County Annex Parking Lot
20 Park St, Fonda, NY
Shop for: Perennials  & Vegetables grown by  Master Gardeners. 
 Also, soil testing (bring a small sample) and Master Gardeners on site for questions.
4-H  Bake Sale - baked items needed for the sale. If you are willing to bake for the sale please let the 4-H office know what you plan to bring by Thursday, May 30th.





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.




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