Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and knowledge to work.
Grow, Cook, Eat is a great program if you are interested in growing your food, cooking simple, healthy recipes and money saving tips for the grocery store. If you would like to participate in Grow, Cook, Eat this year please fill out the application here and send it in to Stacie Edick by March 7th.
Join us for a professional development workshop focused on inquiry-based STEM instruction with a commitment to gender equality. This workshop is based on the hit PBS series, SciGirls whose goal is to encourage girls to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Educators will learn the latest research for exciting and engaging girls (and boys) in STEM; experience hands-on STEM activities; and gain access to free materials for hands-on, video-enhanced activities that put a creative twist on teaching STEM.
In this workshop educators will learn how to re-shape current lesson plans to engage a wide variety of learners using twenty-first century skills. Participants will learn to use media in the classroom and explore circuits using play dough and other hands-on science activities aligned to New York State Learning Standards.
Participants will be provided with a take-home curriculum developed by SciGirls content specialists.
Who: Educators working with 4th-8th grade students
When: February 1st 9 a.m- 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be on your own.
Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension Chenango County
99 N. Broad Street Norwich, NY 13815
Why: Learn new skills, network with peers and receive professional
development credit as appropiate
Questions? Contact Emily Jane Anderson 607-334-5841 ex. 17
Opportunities for Beef Farmers
A continued, new opportunity for beef farmers exists in the Capital District. A bulk-food purchaser interested in local grass-fed beef is pursuing a relationship with the Adirondack Grazers Cooperative. They are looking to procure lots of 8-14 animals every 2-3 weeks. The request is for 18-26 month-old grass-fed animals dressing out at 550-650 pounds.
The cooperative, which provides gourmet fresh and frozen beef, is discussing working with non-members who meet the protocols and might be interested in trying this out as a group marketing opportunity. The pay rate for the farm works out to be close to $1.70-1.75/pound on the hoof.
The critical point the cooperative has been providing for farmer members is the ability to focus on production, growing wonderful animals, producing high-quality forage and maximizing time spent on those endeavors. The effort of marketing, billing and distribution has been moved to the staff of the cooperative to coordinate.
If you are interested in trying out the group or joining as a member, please call 518-638-8263 or 917-941-0481, or visit the website www.adkgrazers.com to learn more about our story and farmers.
On Saturday October 12th Steve Childs from the Cornell Maple Program will be holding a workshop at Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County on making quality maple confections. He will cover the following topics:
- Maple suckers & hard candy
- Maple coating nuts
- Maple soft drinks
- Maple straws
- Maple slushies & smoothies
- Maple cotton
- Maple marshmallow
- Maple jelly
- Inverted maple syrup in confections
The cost is $65 per farm and includes either a NY Maple Confections Notebook or digital thermometer, lunch, snacks and all materials. Each farm will need to bring one quart of syrup (any color or grade) for testing for invert sugar and to be used in the program. To register and pay online visit: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/mapleconfections_203 or contact Carol at (607) 584-9966.