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September 2022

September 16, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduces open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Location to be determined – likely NYC watershed region.

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September 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23
Acra, NY 12405 United States

This training covers wildlife habitat, timber harvest planning, soil and water quality protection, and other topics. This course may be offered virtually.

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October 2022

October 7, 2022 @ 10:00 am - October 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

  Every year, regional partners for clean water and a healthy environment host a community hazardous waste collection day, known as Clean Sweep. Now in its 26th year, Clean Sweep provides a safe disposal venue by collecting chemicals and other materials which pose a threat to public health, water and environment. Download the CLEAN SWEEP 2022 Flyer and this Tip Sheet for more details. Clean Sweep is free to farmers in the eight watershed counties and free to all Delaware…

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October 21, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Focuses on techniques for handling difficult trees. Limbing, height measurement, segment calculations, wedging techniques, hinge placement and felling against the trees natural lean are covered.

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December 2022

December 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23
Acra, NY 12405 United States

These classes are also offered by local schools, hospitals and fire departments.

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January 2023

January 12, 2023
SUNY Delhi, Suny Main Rd 1
Delhi, 13757 United States

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, in partnership with the Watershed Agricultural Council, will be hosting the 20th Annual Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference on Thursday, January 12, 2023.  After two years of holding the conference virtually, we will back in person; and offering the conference virtually at the same time.   Come and join farmers from around the region for this premier agricultural event.   Our top-notch speakers will be presenting timely information about dairy, livestock, vegetable, cut flower production as well as grazing management with…

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March 2023

March 14, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ONC BOCES, 2020 Jump Brook Road
Grand Gorge, NY 12734 United States

The 2023 grazing season is rapidly approaching. Now is the perfect time to review last years’ experience and to set goals for the coming year. This workshop will review some basic grass plant biology within the context of early season grass management strategies. In addition, we will provide a summary of 2022 data collected on hay field cutting management and timing – and relate what was learned to a similar pasture management situation. Finally, we will discuss pasture management techniques…

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March 18, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
CCE Hamden, 34570 Hwy 10
Hamden, NY 13782 United States

The 2023 grazing season is rapidly approaching. Now is the perfect time to review last years’ experience and to set goals for the coming year. This workshop will review some basic grass plant biology within the context of early season grass management strategies. In addition, we will provide a summary of 2022 data collected on hay field cutting management and timing – and relate what was learned to a similar pasture management situation. Finally, we will discuss pasture management techniques…

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March 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 Fundamentals of Ventilation in Barns for Small Ruminants and Other Livestock.  This is an event that is being held by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Livestock Program Work Team.  Most older farm buildings and barns need ventilation upgrades to make them healthy spaces for our livestock. This presentation will discuss… Ventilation – What’s effective and what’s not Natural ventilation pros and cons. When to know more is needed Mechanical ventilation systems explained Positive Pressure Tubes – a lower cost-effective winter system…

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March 24, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Ave
Hobart, NY 13788 United States

Topics include: Bumping haycrop yields with Red Clover and Fertility Control of Perennial Weeds in Hayfields; Herbicides and Innovative Rotation Status of Herbicide Resistant Weeds in NYS Building a New Corn Herbicide Program to Control Costs and Manage Resistance Boosting Corn Yield Profitably; Hybrid Selection, Planting Date, Nitrogen Fertility FEATURED SPEAKERS: Mike Hunter, Cornell Cooperative Extension NNY  Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie – Cornell Experiment Station – Geneva COST: $10/person, includes lunch by the Farmer’s Wife Virtual Option Available, zoom link will…

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