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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

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.


Tractor Supply Spring Clover Campaign
Posted 4/10/2018

Twice a year Tractor Suplly generously partners with 4-H for the Paper Clover Campaign. The 4-H youth developement program in Fulton and Montgomery Counties benefits from this wonderful fundraiser. Show your support by volunteering at either the Gloversville or Amsterdam store between April 11-22. Please let the office know what store and what dates you will be participating.

Spring has Sprung Talks!
Posted 4/3/2018
You are cordially invited to join us for a day of "Spring Welcoming" talks!
Speaker: Claudis Hitt, Horticulture Educator for CCE Cortland County
Discussions, tips, hints, Prizes, samples and much, much more!
Cost: Free will donation
Give us a call if you have any questions, at 518/853-2135.
See the attached for a complete flier.
Soil Health Questionnaire
Posted 3/29/2018

                Costs and Benefits for Farms in New York State

  This questionnaire for farmers is coordinated by Cornell University as part of the New York State Soil Health Initiative, funded by New York State Ag & Markets. The initiative is focused on soil health, farm sustainability, environmental quality, and resilience of agriculture to extreme weather events. Completion of this questionnaire is voluntary and anonymous.                          

                                                           Learn more about the New York State Soil Health Initiative:
                                                            Website: https://blogs.cornell.edu/soilhealthinitiative/
                                                    Follow us on Facebook at: fb.me/NYsoilhealth
                                                                                          For questions, contact:
                                                                            Cedric Mason
                                                                                                (607) 255-8641
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