Cornell Cooperative Extension Clinton County

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Clinton County

Position Opening: Association Executive Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization in developing and projecting a compelling and contemporary vision for Extension programming in the county.  This position will provide high level leadership and management of the Association and will exercise professional judgment and executive skills in administering and leading all facets of Association operations and general oversight of all Association programming, which include: Agricultural Education, Youth, Family and Consumer Science Programming, and other Cooperative Extension Education.  This position is specifically responsible for high level programmatic development and planning for all aspects of the Youth, Family and Consumer Science Program Area including local, regional and state-wide initiatives.  This position will maintain effective working relationships with staff, other Extension Associations, regional groups, Extension Administration, Cornell faculty, stakeholders, legislators, local government leaders, funding agencies, civic groups and community leaders.  A priority focus will be fund and resource development to support programming efforts.

Requirements: Master’s Degree appropriate to the responsibilities of the position, six (6) years of progressively responsible experience with at least four (4) years of substantive leadership and management responsibilities including human resources, finance and organizational management. PhD may substitute for two (2) years’ experience. Substantive coursework and/or experience in education.

Excellent benefits package based on eligibility, to include, but not limited to: New York State Health Insurance Program; dental insurance; New York State Employee Retirement System; vacation, personal and sick leave; etc.  Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted electronically to be considered, by no later than 1/6/2015.

For a complete position description: ED-Clinton County-Job Description

To apply: Click here

EOE/ADA Employer.

Public Presentations Event Registration Available

The online registration form for 4-H Public Presentations is now available! The deadline for registrations is December 29th, 2014. Please sign up for make-up day in advance if for any reason you feel that you may not be able to make it to public presentations on January 10th, 2015. This year the venue will be changing, presentations will be taking place at Peru High School instead of at Clinton Community College. As always if you have any questions please contact us at the office :)

4-H Dairy Tour: Registration now available

Attention all 4-H youth members!

There will be a Dairy Tour on Saturday, December 13th, 2015 at Maple Grand Farm starting at 10:00AM. In order for this to count as a pointed event you must pre-register online – follow the link below. This event is open to 4-H youth members only.

If you have any questions please contact Chelsea Baxter at (518) 561-7450 ext. 105 or by email at

Northern NY Fall Sheep & Goat Meeting


Wednesday, December 3rd     6:30pm    CCE Clinton Office


Betsy Hodge,  Regional Livestock Team leader, will talk about different management systems and their consequences.  Lambing or kidding once a year, three times in two years, or other schemes and at different times of year. How will that affect your feed stores, life schedule, marketing, barn space, etc,  It is really important and will be different for everyone.


Whether you have sheep or goats, your farm is big or small, this meeting will be a good time to get together with other small farmers raising small ruminants.


To register, contact Peter Hagar at 561-7450 or email




POSITION OPENING Community Nutritionist

Community Nutritionist

This position will provide input into the planning for and conduct the implementation of public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties.  As part of the Federal SNAP-Ed Regional Program, this position works closely with Nutrition Resource Educators, and the Project Manager to assist in program development, assessment, evaluation, management and marketing.  This position also assists the Social Marketing and Environmental Nutritionist in implementing the social marketing and environmental change initiative in collaboration with other nutritionists of the SNAP-Ed program in the North Country region. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health or Health Educator and one (1) year relevant volunteer or work experience.

Excellent benefits package based on eligibility, to include, but not limited to: New York State Health Insurance Program; dental insurance; New York State Employee Retirement System; vacation, personal and sick leave; etc.  Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit Cornell’s Job  Page  where a detailed position description and the link to apply for this job can be found.


EOE/ADA Employer.





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.

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