June 26-29, 2013
Paul Smith’s College/PSC Visitor Interpretive Center & Cornell Maple Program
Paul Smith’s, NY and Lake Placid, NY
Provide anyone who wishes to become a maple producer or those with some experience, but seeking to expand their production, products, marketing and profitability through focused and hands-on intensive training that helps them produce maple products with greater efficiency and profitability.
As a result of the workshop, participants will develop the following skills and outcomes:
- Measure and describe their sugarbush for improved tree growth, health and productivity.
- Plan, install, and test a tubing system that matches topography and other components of a maple operation
- Plan and assemble a processing system, including sap storage, reverse osmosis, evaporator operations, filtering and syrup storage.
- Know which trees to retain and which trees to cut, understand principles of forest dynamics and appreciate the value of directional felling and low impact tree harvesting.
- Understand the principles for marketing of syrup and value added products to optimize profitability.
- Be able to analyze your own maple enterprise and develop good business management skills.
- Become familiar with strategies and options to lease sugarbushes and purchase sap for processing.
Registration information is available by going to www.northernnewyorkmaple.com. Registration fee of $150/person includes all meals (Wednesday supper through Saturday lunch), training and materials. Lodging is available for$180 ($60/night) at Paul Smith’s College for the complete stay (Wednesday, Thursday,and Friday nights) or please see the list of local accommodation options on the website. The cost of this training is being generously underwritten by The Wild Center’s Northern New York Maple Project through a grant from the Northern Borders Regional Development Commission.
The 2013 Cornell Maple (Boot) Camp flier is available online.
Registration is limited to the first 50 people – sign up today!
Kimberly Morrill, CCE Regional Dairy Specialist for Clinton, Essex, Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties has been writing a series of informative fact sheets for dairy producers. All regional program information is available at the CCE Northern New York website at http://ccenny.com/
For her latest publication, click on this link : Pre-weaned Calf Management
There’s a new disease of impatiens spreading across northeastern US: Impatiens Downy Mildew
Here’ a list of alternative plants you might consider.
New Guinea impatiens are not susceptible to this disease. Please contact the Cooperative Extension office if you have questions.
Our first “Farming in the Basin” meeting was recently held at the Dimock Farm in Peru. A nice crowd of farmers and other interested folks attended and learned about Winter Rye as a cover crop and spring forage. Thanks to the Dimocks, Lake Champlain Basin Program, NRCS and the Clinton County Soil & Water District for your support and participation.
Are you a local farm or food business that sells direct to the public? Do you want to be listed on our 3 county Local Food Guide? If so, let us know soon! We need to know by May 1st in order to add new farms or edit your old information.
Click the link to open the form- Local Guide Farm Form 2013
When: Sunday, April 28 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid
Contact: Heidi Roland, firstname.lastname@example.org, 523-9243
Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Essex County Master Gardener Program
The changing climate and associated extreme weather events offer both opportunities and challenges for the North Country gardener. Learn about adapting and responding to the “adventures ahead”.
The 2013 Sunday Garden Series offers the free program THE CLIMATE FRIENDLY GARDENER on Sunday on April 28 at 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub Lane in Lake Placid.
Upcoming in the series:
MAY 19: Fresh Is Best
Grow your own salads year round – from easy indoor window gardens to herbs grown outdoors. Take home a little salad garden!
Interested in learning more about horses? This year’s tri-county 4-H Horse Camp will be May 17-19 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Check out the registration packet for more information!
Cornell Cooperative Extension along with the Lake Champlain Basin Program will be holding a series of on-farm meetings this summer to focus on cover crops, double cropping, precision agriculture & other lake friendly farming practices. Click here for the flyer! Farming in the Basin Flyer
“Farming in the Basin”
Wednesday, April 24th
Winter Rye as Spring Forage-
Are you running short of feed?
Learn how cereal rye can supplement a spring forage shortage
At Dimock Farms in Peru, NY
- Dimock Farms has been a long-time participant in conservation programs, the Dimocks’ have implemented many best management practices to reduce nutrient, toxin and pathogen runoff to Lake Champlain. They currently utilize winter rye as both a cover crop and spring forage crop on about 50 acres of crop land.
- Myra Lawyer, Agronomist from the LCBP will talk about how the Basin program hopes to assist farmers make informed decisions about conservation measures.
- NRCS and Soil & Water personnel will help explain the programs now available to cost share conservation measures.
- Updates on the SWCD’s new No-till Drill, Aerial Seeding of Winter Rye and the coming arrival of the new Cornell Cooperative Extension Field Crops Specialist.
Registration is appreciated but not required. To register or get directions, please contact Peter Hagar at (518)561-7450 or Kim Morrill (518) 564-0498 for more details. If the weather is good, we will be meeting at the field located on Brand Hollow Road-look for the signs.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Horse Bowl Practice for Saturday April 13th, 2013 is cancelled.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Chelsea at email@example.com
Have a safe weekend everyone!
The 4-H Horse Riding Level Evaluator Training and Evaluations that was scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to weather. There is another evaluation on April 28 that has room for riders that were signed up for tomorrow’s event. We will be contacting those families directly. Please contact me or call the office with questions. Thank you!