Understanding GAPs and FSMA Certification

This two-day event will teach the foundation for Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements and details on developing a farm food safety plan, presented by Betsy Bihn

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2017 Winter Outdoor Survival Camp

The Winter Outdoor Survival Camp is an opportunity for military youth ages 14-18 to enjoy the winter outdoors. Youth will sleep in an Adirondack lodge and will travel through the 1,200 acre forest on snowshoes and cross country skis during the day.

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Outdoor winter family fun day

Newsletter Sign-up

​Find out more about the work of Extension by signing up for our free, local, electronic newsletters!

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips!

In addition to what you'll find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to canning and parenting to youth development. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call to learn more! We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!

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21st Annual North Country Crop Congress and Agribusiness Trade Show

Topics include Managing Western Bean Cutworm and Corn Rootworm, Guidance for Growing BMR Dwarf Brachytic Forage Sorghum, Lessons Learned from the Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Restrictions in Ontario, and more!

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Finding a Balance - Daytime Classes

These classes are for families with children under the age of 19 who are at risk of developing diabetes, are pre diabetic or have Type 2 Diabetes. We will teach you meal planning, ways to be physically active and the importance of a healthy lifestyle

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4-H Hiking Adventures

​Hiking and backpacking provide avenues for both personal and group adventure, whether trekking along marked trails or venturing into the back country. Join us on the first Saturday of each month for a great training and outdoor experience.

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4-H Loudspeaker Academy

​Do you have an interest you want to share with others? Would you like to learn more about presenting in front of an audience? Then join us to learn presentation skills and have some fun along the way. Open to all Jefferson County youth ages 10-14.

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Mardi Gras Cooking Class

​Learn to prepare classic Cajun and Creole dishes from The Big Easy that will have you shouting, "Let the good times roll!"

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Agricultural Alerts

Due to the region's drought situation, Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) is now available for Jefferson and Lewis County farmers. Sign up before November 18, 2016!

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Last updated January 20, 2017