Cornell Cooperative Extension Clinton County

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Clinton County

Save Energy, Save Dollars!

Workshop on Oct 31st at 1 pm

With Winter and cold weather fast approaching, NOW is the time to learn how to winterize your home and save energy.  In this workshop we will discuss low cost and no cost ways that you can make you r home more comfortable this winter.

Call the office at 561-7450 or email to sign up for a FREE workshop on October 31st at 1 pm here at the Extension Office.

Attend and receive a number of free energy saving items.

2014 Annual Meeting


The Board of Directors of Cornell Cooperative Extension Association

of Clinton County cordially invites you to attend our

 2014 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Elk’s Lodge, 56 Cumberland Avenue, Plattsburgh

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.


An Extension themed Trivia Contest with prizes

A special farewell to Alexa (King) Maille

And recognition of this year’s Friends of Extension

Jenn Lottie, Stewart’s Shops


Seth Forrence, Forrence Orchard

                           The cost is $15.00 per person which includes tasty lite fare from Irises Café
RSVP and payment due by Wednesday, October 15th
 Please make checks payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension
6064 State Rte. 22, Suite #5, Plattsburgh NY 12901
Questions? Call 561-7450
Or to register and pay with a credit card online, go to
Event Registration

Congratulations to all those involved in the New York State Fair!

Fair season is officially over! I just want to congratulate all of our Clinton County 4-H members who participated in the great New York State Fair! This year we had a total of 20 static exhibits, 3 of which received rosettes for honorable mention, way to go Adie S., Liam S. and Grace S.! Our county returned with a total of 12 blues, 5 reds, 2 whites and 1 cloverbud ribbon!

…click here to read more

Post State Fair Items & Announcement

Hello Everyone,

I will be posting up results from the New York State Fair once I have everyone’s placings. In the meantime, I need everyone who did not make it to the fair or who did not stay the full duration in which they thought they would, to please send me back the extra fair tickets and parking passes that you have. I am responsible for sending back all extra passes and tickets to Mary Ellen Daino. Please bring these tickets/passes back to the office or send them to me by mail no later than next Friday (September 12th, 2014). 

We are also requesting that 4-Hers, leaders or parents who sent their static exhibits to the NYS fair to please come and pick up these items as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or if you have placings/results from your club members who showed any animals at fair please get them to me so I can complete my write up!

I’m very proud of everyone who came to state fair and also of those who entered exhibits, showed in classes, or just came out to support our county! Great job everyone! :)

Thank you! Chelsea

Farming in the Basin: Pasture Weed Management


Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Lake Champlain Basin Program are collaborating to highlight lake friendly farming practices such as cover cropping, rotational grazing, precision agriculture, tile drainage, buffers and alternate water systems.

This meeting will be at Hagar Hill Farm, 1374 Route 22B in Morrisonville on August 5th at 7 pm.  TField of thistle2he farm currently uses rotational grazing as a way to maximize pasture production and reduce impact on the environment.  The county Soil & Water District’s no-till drill has been used to over seed pastures and recently planted a field of BMR Sorghum Sudangrass to extend the fall grazing season.

Regional Field Crops Specialist Kitty O’Neil will join us to talk about using an integrated approach to control weeds and  improve pastures.   A weed wiper will be demonstrated in a pasture situation to apply herbicide to only the tall pasture weeds and not touch the desirable species.

Please register with Peter Hagar at CCE Clinton County, 561-7450 or  for more information.

Got Flies? IPM Fly Control for Pastured Livestock

August 5th at 1 PM  

at Maple Summit Farm

Route 9, Chazy

2 Pesticide Credits

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County will offer a two-hour workshop discussing methods of controlling flies that affect livestock on pasture. Ken Wise, Eastern New York Integrated Pest Management Specialist, will be on hand to lead the discussion concerning methods of managing and control of biting insects on pastures. Both conventional and organic methods will be covered.

This will provide an overview of fly management issues and include a walkabout to illustrate fly management opportunities.  2 Pesticide Applicator credits will be given for category 1b, 10, 31.

Anyone with dairy cattle, livestock or horses on pasture is invited to attend.

The meeting will be held at Maple Summit Farm, 243 Route 9 in Chazy on Tuesday, August 5, from 1pm to 3 pm.

For more information and to register, call Peter Hagar at 561-7450 or email


Horse Club Stall Assignment Sign Ups


Please go to the link below and register your clubs horses for the 2014 4-H Clinton County Fair. This is how we will be doing horse assignments this year.

Please contact Chelsea if you have any questions, or by telephone at (518) 561-7450 ext. 105

Silvopasture Field Day

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014  from  9:30am-4pm at the   Mace Chasm Farm, 810 Mace Chasm Rd., Keeseville NYsilvopasture pic

Silvopasturing is an important new agroforestry system for the Northeast that allows for the sustainable production of timber, forages and livestock on the same land.  Join us for this one day course to develop the skills and knowledge that will help you to evaluate, plan and implement silvopasture projects in the context of your own farm or land that you manage for others.

Sessions will cover basic principles, but also focus on practical applications of the knowledge so that you can be more confident and efficient as you make management decisions.  Instructors are experienced forestry extension educators and technical specialists from Cornell University Cooperative Extension and Paul Smiths College.

Preregistration Required. $15.

For more details, check out the flyer:   Silvopasture Day Course – Mace Chasm

Families Cooking Together

family cooking series 2014 Register here.


4-H Capital Days: Exploring Government in a More Exciting Way

guest post by Megan Frederick, 14, Tails and Treats 4-H club

When teens hear words like “Senate”, “Representative”, or “Capital”, the universal thought is simply boring! Well, I can tell you differently; in March of 2014, I was one of many 4-H teens present at the annual 4-H Capital Days, an event put on right in the heart of New York’s political life. Held over a span of three days in Albany NY, Capital Days is an educational experience that explains the inner workings of the NY government, in a more exciting way. We got to tour the legendary Capital Building, and the iconic “Million Dollar Staircase”. We got to listen to several speakers from the House of Representatives, and even sit in the chamber they work in! After, a tour of the Capital building followed suit, with many facts woven in. We went into a long hallway filled with portraits depicting past Governors, and we were able to sit in and watch a portion of the Senate debate. That was all on the second day. The first day was arriving, then a make your own pizza dinner, and speakers from the Cornell offices. The dinner on the second night was followed by a dance. It was fun, with games to play with newly met friends.  On the morning of the third day, we got on a bus and traveled to the entrance to the Capital, where we had breakfast with our Senators and Representatives! I had the opportunity to talk and take pictures with Senator Betty Little and Representative Janet Duprey. As if that was not a great start to an educational morning, a group of us walked to the Department of Education, where we had in-depth discussions about the statistics of successful college students, and the new curriculum standards set this year. This was such an amazing experience, and I am so excited to go next year! If you have any interest in having a career in government, or simply want to know more about it, sign up today! Not only is it an educational experience, you will have the opportunity to meet many 4-Hers from different counties, and had some great food!



-Megan Frederick, 14, Tails and Treats 4-H club

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