Making Cider

Making Cider

Close-up experience at Ag Extravaganza

Close-up experience at Ag Extravaganza

Planting Seeds at Environmental Awareness Day

Planting Seeds at Environmental Awareness Day

Student Government participants in the County Legislative Chambers

Student Government participants in the County Legislative Chambers

Community Outreach Events

AG Extravaganza – is an educational event for fourth graders in Jefferson County and held in September. The objectives of the program are to help students and teachers better understand the food and fiber system, develop an appreciation for agriculture, and expose them to the wide variety of agricultural commodities produced in Jefferson County. Students rotate from station to station throughout the day and interact with presenters to learn about such topics as dairy, honey, maple syrup, apple cider, sheep, and wool. Ag Extravaganza is a team effort of individuals from the agricultural community, including the Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Extension, and individual farmers/producers.

Environmental Awareness Dayis held in September for 6th grade classes in Jefferson County. Our intention is to pique students’ interest in the natural environment by exposing them to a variety of environmental topics so they understand the role the environment plays in all of our lives. It is our hope that some of the excitement and intensity felt at Environmental Awareness Day will be taken back to the classroom.

Student Government – is designed to give high school Juniors and Seniors hands-on experience with civic engagement and a greater understanding of county and state government. Students will meet their County Legislator and attend a county meeting, visit a variety of county departments, and hear from representatives of the US Senate, Congress, NYS Senate, and NYS Assembly, as well as local town and city representatives. This five-session program (four days) will begin on March 9, 2018.

Contact

Stephanie Graf
Youth, Family & Community Development Issue Leader
Sag58@cornell.edu
(315) 788-8450 ext. 251

Last updated November 2, 2017