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Operating as usual
On farm Covid testing is still available in our county. Relevant links including signup are included in this post. This effort is about being proactive and preventing a larger on farm outbreak that could impact an entire labor pool.
Below you will find the frequently asked questions document and an updated flyer on this initiative in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole.
Listed here is a video that was created in Spanish that describes this initiative:
Those interested in signing up can do so by clicking on the registration link below:
Ag and Markets will host two webinars next week as a chance for you to hear from Commissioner Ball on this initiative, to share results of the testing so far and answer any questions you may have.
Webinar 1: Monday Sept. 14 at 6.30pm.
Webinar 2: Thursday Sept. 17 at 6.30pm
Let’s continue to work together to SLOW and STOP the spread of COVID-19 in New York State.
agriculture.ny.gov We are pleased to announce that the Departments of Agriculture and Markets, Health, and Labor are partnering with local health departments, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Farm Bureau, and our community health partners - in Clinton, Genesee, Orleans, Ulster and Wayne counties - to offer free COVID-19...
Invasive ‘Jumping Worm’ wiggling closer to Orleans County gardens
Check out some of the classes coming up at CCE Orleans:
orleanshub.com Press Release, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orleans County KNOWLESVILLE – As the state begins to reopen, Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension has re
enych.cce.cornell.edu Agritourism Best Management Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic webinar from Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture of Cornell Cooperative Extension a component of Cornell University.
¡A partir del 20 de agosto, registre su granja hoy!
Starting August 20, register your farm today!
Cool class opportunity coming up! Register by calling 585-798-4265 or emailing [email protected]. Social Distancing and masks required.
We have 250 of the produce boxes that came today left at this point.
Out scheduled days remain August 12 and 26. We have Facebook events for both of those days which we use to communicate frequent updates.
Produce box distribution Change of plans:
When we arrived at the fairgrounds today we found out the produce delivery truck came anyways due to a scheduling error. We're currently unloading 600 produce boxes.
Please stop in and we apologize for any confusion.
Our events this month are still scheduled for the 12th and 26th.
[08/04/20] We do not have a food distribution scheduled for tommorow, our next events are the 12th and 26th.
NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team
New Crop Alert out! Info on:
- Marestail Control for Wheat Stubble
- White Mold in Soybeans
- Foliar Diseases in Corn
ckarchive.com Welcome back to the Small Farms newsletter! Dear farmers and friends, In my director’s note in June, I wrote that our collective efforts are needed to Stop the Violence ...
Growers, we still have more on hand here in Orleans. Give us a call or email and we'll make an appointment to connect.
As part of a collaboration with New York State Ag & Markets, Cornell Cooperative Extension has distributed more than 28,000 gallons of the state’s golden hand sanitizer, packaged by New York to combat price-gouging, plus more than 30,000 two-ounce bottles and nearly 107,000 face coverings to date.
For agricultural businesses of all kinds, that distribution affected 46,755 agricultural employees throughout the state.
New York's farmers never stop working for us, and we'll never stop working from them.
news.cornell.edu Even in the coronavirus era, New York’s pick-your-own farms are flourishing – thanks to a new Cornell guide and NYS sanitizer.
[07/22/20] We have 250 produces boxes left. We'll be here until they are gone or until 6:00 tonight. Like usual we'll post updates as the number goes down.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest and Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Programs, with Cornell PRO-DAIRY, invite NYS dairy producers and employees free webinar focused on heat stress in dairy cattle. This virtual learning opportunity will be offered in English on Tuesday, July 21,and in Spanish on Wednesday, July 22. Both will be held at 12:30pm. The recent heatwave has been felt by humans and cows alike. [ 133 more words ]
The Cornell Farmworker Program and Finger Lakes Community Health (the clinic) present a free English presentation with Dr. Jose Canario, M.D. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Canario will give an update on COVID-19 research, discuss safe ways to go out under “reopening”, and appropriate behavior during social settings. Attendees are required to register and are encouraged to submit questions in advance or raise them during the call. [ 243 more words ]
Orleans CCE Staff COVID Spotlight: How have the last three months been different for us? Next up: Horticulture Educator Katie.
What program are you part of?
Coordinator of Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver Programs
What did you find most challenging through the changes of the last few months?
Transitioning to work from home with kids home, too!
What new thing did you get to try as a result of the changes due to Covid 19?
Zoom classes! Participating in them, teaching them, and helping volunteers teach, as well.
What do you miss most about a normal CCE spring and summer?
All of our amazing events and workshops! We’ve had to cancel so many wonderful Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver events – Spring Ed Day, canning workshops, Conservation Field Days, etc.
What’s one thing you want to make sure people know about your program?
We are here to help you! If you have any questions about gardening or food preservation, our programs can find you the answers! We’ve had so many calls already this year (anyone else suffering from Gypsy Moths??), but still so many don’t realize what we do!
What was your go-to Covid snack?
We asked staff to share some of their experiences during the past few months, these will be included in the Time Capsule our teen group the 4-H Sr. Council are creating. But we also will share them here over the next week. First up, 4-H Educator Kristina.
What program are you part of? THE BESTEST PROGRAM AT CCE ORLEANS – ORLEANS COUNTY 4-H!!!!!
What did you find most challenging through the changes of the last few months? LOTS OF ANXIETY OVER WELL-BEING OF 4-HERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO STAY ENGAGED WITH THE PROGRAM…. VERY DIFFICULT NOT TO HAVE FACE-TO-FACE ACTIVITIES AND MEETINGS, AND HAVING TO CANCEL AND DECONSTRUCT EVENTS THAT WERE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING PLANNED LIKE CONSERVATION FIELD DAYS AND THE WESTERN DISTRICT FASHION REVUE.
What new thing did you get to try as a result of the changes due to Covid 19? MASTERING PLAYING ON KAHOOT DURING ZOOM MEETINGS WITHOUT A SMART PHONE…..
What do you miss most about a normal CCE spring and summer? HAVING SUMMER INTERNS IN THE OFFICE UPON WHOM TO DUMP TEDIOUS JOBS ….. FASHION REVUE, CONSERVATION FIELD DAYS, CORNELL CAREER EXPLORATIONS, FAIR, NYS FAIR, EVERYTHING!!!!
What’s one thing you want to make sure people know about your program? 4-H WILL OPEN DOORS FOR YOUTH IF THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITIES AND SUPPORT AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS PROGRAM!!! EVERYONE BELONGS IN 4-H!!!!
What was your go-to Covid snack? SNYDER’S CHEDDAR CHEESE PRETZEL PIECES
As we move into a new season our current facilities person who has graciously stayed on through these last few months is ready to retire and relax! The posting and application are on the Orleans CCE website. EOE.
orleans.cce.cornell.edu Cornell Cooperative Extension is very excited that you are considering an opportunity with our organization. We strive to ensure that all applicants are provided with the necessary resources to best position themselves for success in the hiring process.All applications for employment with C...
Training videos for food processing employees in English and Spanish are now available.
eden.cce.cornell.edu In collaboration with CCE Harvest NY, the Dairy Foods Extension Program and the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University, we are pleased to announce the release of free, 10-minute training v…
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We're hopeful these resources will not be needed, but want to start sharing them in case they are.
eden.cce.cornell.edu Fact Sheets Indoor Water Conservation Tips Prior to a Drought Outdoor Water Conservation Tips Prior to a Drought Indoor Water Conservation Tips During a Drought Outdoor Water Conservation Tips Duri…
Fruit and vegetable growers, have your questions answered about managing your farms during COVID-19.
A panel of Cornell ag specialists will hold a webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24, at 7 p.m. to address questions about managing workers in the field, orchard, or vineyard. They will also address questions about managing a retail enterprise, such as a farm market, farm stand, pick-your-own, or CSA operation.
Learn more and register: https://conta.cc/3dw8Grv
blogs.cornell.edu By Dinah Torres Castro Children aren’t born racists – they are taught to be. With protests over the killing of George Floyd happening in all fifty states, many parents are concerned about how…
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CCE and Cornell University are celebrating Juneteenth today by reflecting on how we can work to build a more equitable world. We hope you'll also take a moment to consider what actions you can take to eliminate racism and oppression in your communities.
"Juneteenth, the oldest nationally recognized commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, is celebrated on June 19. This year, as our country confronts its history of racism and oppression, it is especially important for us to pause on Juneteenth to reflect on how we – collectively and individually – will act to finally address barriers to equality that exist across our nation." —Cornell University President, Martha Pollack
[06/19/20] Please note: It was shared with us that there may be some individuals on social media who have listed themselves as studying or working at Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, but are not associated with our organization. These individuals may post content and material that we do not endorse or condone. Action is being taken that attempt to have these statuses removed.
Cornell Cooperative Extension staff across New York state have witnessed first-hand how hard our farmers have been working throughout the pandemic to help keep our food system safe and secure. We wanted to come together (digitally) to show our appreciation for all they do on our behalf. Thank you, farmers! You are essential, vital, and so deeply appreciated!
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These webinars are industry specific and can help you in developing or refining you plan. Registration is required. Check the link for information.
Industries covered include;
Fruit and Vegetable
eden.cce.cornell.edu New York State requires businesses to have a specific business safety plan in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes all farms, both food and non-food producing. In addition, a well-writ…
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Dear Cornell Cooperative Extension Community,
Like so many of you, I am devastated by racist violence and senseless killing of Black men and women, including those that we have heard about in recent weeks: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We firmly denounce the ways in which structural racism and white supremacy disproportionately and detrimentally impact the lives of Black members of our community. We also recognize the resulting racialized trauma that stifles dreams, smothers hope, and compromises our shared humanity across race.
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s strong ties in diverse communities across New York State compels us to fully embody the principles of equity and inclusion in our programs, in our interactions with community members, and with each other. To this end, CCE pledges to foster a culture of belonging in our communities where all are supported and welcome to pursue their dreams and opportunities for growth without fear or apprehension.
We invite all members of the extension community to join our collective efforts to transform ourselves, our relationships, and our systems through critical self-reflection, courageous conversations, and bold actions. Our intentional efforts in doing so will lead us to a more just, healed, and thriving community for all.
Christopher B. Watkins
Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development, New York Farm Bureau, and CCE would like to take a moment to recognize all the essential farm employees who have been showing up to keep us fed. We appreciate all your hard work producing food, raising crops, and caring for animals. #thankafarmworker
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(5) Adult & Child Playgroups: Play, Music, Sensory/Art, Discovery & Movement, Open play sessions, Parent Newborn & CPR Classes, Donation/Parent Lending
Firearms instruction: Firearms Safety, Basic-advanced Pistol, CCW, Rifle, Shotgun, Instructor: Army retired Special Forces, certified NRA instructor.
Teen Pregnancy / STD Prevention Education
The official page of the Orleans County Department of History! County Historian - Matthew R. Ballard