2016 Northeast Livestock Conference

There is demand among consumers for greater production and availability for locally sourced meat. Join us on November 11 & 12 when producers and consumers will network to begin developing a sound foundation for a strong local protein market.

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Growers' Academy: Market Readiness Training Series

​Learn how to grow and market for large-scale consumers. Sessions will include Becoming an Institutional Market-Ready Producer, Marketing and Developing a Business Plan, Understanding GAPs and FSMA Certification, and Buyers' Market Panel.

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​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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Healthy Harvest Cooking

Prepare for all that holiday cooking with a seasonal fall class to highlight local ingredients.

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Soil Health Field Day

​Presentations will include herbicide and cover crop termination; how continued no-till practices can cut fertilizer use over time; preliminary results of interseeding cover crops in corn; and Dawn Roller Crimper/Corn Planter set up.Free hot lunch.

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Northern New York Dairy Institute: Hoof Health Workshop

Get the latest information and techniques for managing hoof health. Topics include identifying lame cows in tie stall and free stall barns, designing and managing foot baths, and on-farm activities. Keynote Speaker is Neil Andrew from ZINPRO.

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Grocery Store Tours-Watertown Seaway Plaza Tops

​Tops-Watertown: Healthy, affordable grocery tours for SNAP eligible adults 18+ years of age. Complete the tour to receive a free reusable shopping bag, $10.00 grocery store gift card, recipes, and tips on how to eat healthy on a budget.

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2016 Calf Conference

​Conference topics include birth through weaning, calf health and nutrition, housing and ventilation, and on-farm training. Lunch will be provided. Register by October 28 for a reduced cost.

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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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Last updated October 26, 2016