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dog toys

4-H Zoomcrafting: Dog Toys!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Create dog toys using recycled materials such as old tee-shirts. A material list will be included in your confirmation email.

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Heritage Corn

2021 Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School

Thursday, February 25, 2021

2021 Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School (ONLINE) Grain Storage ManagementHeritage Corn and Small Grain VarietiesThe 7th Annual Hudson Valley Value-Added Grain School this year will have expert speakers on grain storage management; a panel of progressive farmers to share expertise on gr...

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FELT FLOWERS

4-H Zoomcrafting: Felt Flower Making

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Get started making a realistic felt flower to use in a bouquet or as part of a wreath! A glue gun is helpful but ordinary glue will work. It is helpful for younger children to have an adult helper standing nearby. The full supply list will be sent in your confirmation email!

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chicken

Beginning Livestock Series: Chickens

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Beginners Course Are you new to raising chickens? Learn how to select, house, and care for small flocks of chickens. In this class, you will get an overview of how to navigate your town’s rules and regulations for backyard chicken flocks, how to get started with egg layers or broilers (meat bir...

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adapt for climate change

New Farmer Series: Adapt for Climate Change

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Climate change adaptation works to manage the risks of a warming planet that are already occurring as well as prepare for potential future risks. We are seeing earlier springs, damaging late frosts, longer later falls, frequent heavy rain, and ironically, periods of very dry weather. These ...

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EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Program with Marsha

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Register now! Complete this form to attend a Nutrition Orientation Workshop, held mornings and evenings.Do you have an hour a week to learn new ideas to stretch your grocery dollars and make healthier choices for your family? Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (...

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EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Program with Marsha

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Register now! Complete this form to attend a Nutrition Orientation Workshop, held mornings and evenings.Do you have an hour a week to learn new ideas to stretch your grocery dollars and make healthier choices for your family? Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (...

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Seed-Starter Pots and Markers

4-H Zoomcrafting: Seed-Starter Pots and Markers

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Learn how to make recycled seed-starting pots to help your garden grow! We will learn how to make two styles of pots and labels for our new plants. We will also share ideas for decorating your pots and labels, making them into cute gift sets, and taking care of your new seedlings. The full supply...

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vet sci

4-H Veterinary Science Program

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Ulster County Veterinary Science Program serves teens ages 13 to 19 who have an interest in the field of veterinary science. This year we will be offering the program virtually! A very special "THANK YOU" to Dr. Beth Alden, Professor of Biology and coordinator of the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech Pro...

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rotational grazing

Beginning Livestock Series: Rotational Grazing (2-Part Course)

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The biggest expense for a livestock farm is feed, and cattle eat a lot. No matter if you are a beginning farmer or an experienced rancher, everyone can learn to better manage their forage situation. This four-hour course is split into two weeks and will run through the basics of rotational grazin...

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Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, March 15, 2021

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pollinator

New Famer Series: Better Production with Better Pollination

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Honeybees and hives are usually thought to be the best but New York State has over 400 native bees that can be attracted to your farms and gardens. Elisa will teach you what plants and habitat will attract them to your crops.Join Master Gardener and bee-keeper Elisa Ross as she explains the rela...

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vet sci

4-H Veterinary Science Program

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Ulster County Veterinary Science Program serves teens ages 13 to 19 who have an interest in the field of veterinary science. This year we will be offering the program virtually! A very special "THANK YOU" to Dr. Beth Alden, Professor of Biology and coordinator of the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech Pro...

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berries and grapes

New Farmer Series: Site Selection for Berries and Grapes

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Learn the importance of site selection for berries and grapes, including the use of some online tools (e.g. Google Earth, SoilWeb Earth), which can offer a “first look” from the comfort of your home computer. Zoom information will be sent in your confirmation email.

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Healthy Cooking Classes

Healthy Cooking Classes

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Check out our Healthy Cooking with Chrisso YouTube playlist to follow along with previous classes!Enchilada CasseroleFebruary 18th 6pm-7pm Register Here!Time for another one-pan baked meal. For February's cooking class, we will be making an enchilada casserole. An enchilada is made up o...

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rotational grazing

Beginning Livestock Series: Rotational Grazing (2-Part Course)

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The biggest expense for a livestock farm is feed, and cattle eat a lot. No matter if you are a beginning farmer or an experienced rancher, everyone can learn to better manage their forage situation. This four-hour course is split into two weeks and will run through the basics of rotational grazin...

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EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Program with Marsha

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Register now! Complete this form to attend a Nutrition Orientation Workshop, held mornings and evenings.Do you have an hour a week to learn new ideas to stretch your grocery dollars and make healthier choices for your family? Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (...

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EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Program with Marsha

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Register now! Complete this form to attend a Nutrition Orientation Workshop, held mornings and evenings.Do you have an hour a week to learn new ideas to stretch your grocery dollars and make healthier choices for your family? Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (...

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vet sci

4-H Veterinary Science Program

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Ulster County Veterinary Science Program serves teens ages 13 to 19 who have an interest in the field of veterinary science. This year we will be offering the program virtually! A very special "THANK YOU" to Dr. Beth Alden, Professor of Biology and coordinator of the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech Pro...

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Bushnellsville Creek

Love Your Stream Video and Art Project

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

We all love our streams in the Ashokan Water­shed! To show appre­ci­a­tion for our watershed’s streams, fam­i­lies or indi­vid­u­als are invited to sub­mit a short video, pho­tographs or art­work depict­ing an activ­ity by or on a local stream. This could include fish­ing, boating/tubing, paint­i...

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carbon capture

New Farmer Series: Carbon Capture

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Management of soil carbon can increase the amount of carbon in soil organic matter, which reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and improves soil health. Soil carbon benefits soil health by improving water retention, reducing erosion, and increasing biological activity. Increasing the am...

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starts with seed

Vegetable Gardens for Everyone: It Starts With a Seed

Monday, March 29, 2021

The Master Gardeners are pleased to offer this series of vegetable classes to give today’s avid vegetable gardeners a helping hand in planning their gardens, planting and maintaining healthy plants, and bringing fresh food to the table. It Starts With a Seed What is in a seed and how do...

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finding your farm

New Farmer Series: Finding Your Farm

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Farmers seeking farmland can better their chances of establishing secure tenure by increasing their readiness through business and financial planning, self-assessments to identify areas of strength as well as areas for improvement, and the strategic use of resources. This workshop will help farme...

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vet sci

4-H Veterinary Science Program

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Ulster County Veterinary Science Program serves teens ages 13 to 19 who have an interest in the field of veterinary science. This year we will be offering the program virtually! A very special "THANK YOU" to Dr. Beth Alden, Professor of Biology and coordinator of the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech Pro...

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preparing your garden

Vegetable Gardens for Everyone Series: Preparing Your Garden

Monday, April 5, 2021

Get the guidance you need to prepare your garden soil for the season ahead. We’ll show you how you can build raised beds which is the way to go if your soil is less than ideal, and we’ll explore irrigation methods that will take the stress out of keeping your garden well-watered and in optimum co...

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beginning farmer series: livestock

Beginning Livestock Series: Small-Scale Livestock

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

In this presentation we will examine the best practices and considerations in developing a small scale livestock operation and or integrating livestock into your existing operation. This webinar will introduce beginning farmers and ranchers to the pros and cons of various livestock species, best ...

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vet sci

4-H Veterinary Science Program

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The Ulster County Veterinary Science Program serves teens ages 13 to 19 who have an interest in the field of veterinary science. This year we will be offering the program virtually! A very special "THANK YOU" to Dr. Beth Alden, Professor of Biology and coordinator of the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech Pro...

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sheep and goats

Beginning Livestock Series: Sheep & Goats

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Beginners CourseSheep and goats can provide meat, fiber, and friends! They are great for clearing brush from your backyard and making value-added products, too. This class will cover all the basics to get your small ruminant operation off the ground. Registration closes on April 6.Follow-up ...

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veg series

Vegetable Gardens for Everyone Series: Planning Your Garden

Monday, April 12, 2021

Dive into variety selection. With so many options at the garden centers and in seed catalogs, let us help you make the best choices. Along with that, you’ll learn how to plan how big your garden should be to meet your needs. Not much room for a garden? We’ve got you covered with a comprehensiv...

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vet sci

4-H Veterinary Science Program

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Ulster County Veterinary Science Program serves teens ages 13 to 19 who have an interest in the field of veterinary science. This year we will be offering the program virtually! A very special "THANK YOU" to Dr. Beth Alden, Professor of Biology and coordinator of the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech Pro...

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Value-Adding, Processing Licenses, Food Safety

New Farmer Series: Value-Adding, Processing Licenses, Food Safety

Monday, April 19, 2021

Agriculture doesn’t end at harvest: high-quality and safe food and beverage processing are vital to consumers and manufacturers of value-added products. Ann Vegdahl from Cornell AgriTech will provide information for producers looking to value-add, obtain processing licenses, and wondering about f...

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veg series

Vegetable Gardens for Everyone Series: Get the Most Out of Your Garden

Monday, April 19, 2021

This is the final, and possibly the most important session because this is when we’ll tell you how to maintain garden vigor and get the most out of it from spring through fall! Time will be dedicated to using fertilizers, compost, and more. And finally, a session on problem solving that will t...

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vet sci

4-H Veterinary Science Program

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Ulster County Veterinary Science Program serves teens ages 13 to 19 who have an interest in the field of veterinary science. This year we will be offering the program virtually! A very special "THANK YOU" to Dr. Beth Alden, Professor of Biology and coordinator of the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech Pro...

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sheep and goats

Small Ruminant Parasite Control

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Parasites are the most important limiting factor in small ruminant flocks. Learn how to monitor, treat and prevent parasites in your flock. In this online class, we will discuss the lifecycle and biology of parasites affecting small ruminants and demonstrate how to perform fecal sampling to obtai...

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farm marketing

New Farmer Series: Marketing

Monday, April 26, 2021

Are you a new or beginning farmer looking to market your product? This hour-long workshop will discuss general marketing, finding markets, evaluating markets, and steps to create a marketing plan.

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vet sci

4-H Veterinary Science Program

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Ulster County Veterinary Science Program serves teens ages 13 to 19 who have an interest in the field of veterinary science. This year we will be offering the program virtually! A very special "THANK YOU" to Dr. Beth Alden, Professor of Biology and coordinator of the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech Pro...

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seedling sale

2021 Master Gardener Seedling Sale

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Got the winter blues? CCE Ulster is here to brighten your day. Shop the seedling sale and start planning for spring, now!Order Deadline is March 15, 2021Pick up dates Thursday April 10am-4pm, Friday April 30 10am-4pm, Saturday May 9am-12noon at the little red barn behind our office at 232 Pl...

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seedling sale

2021 Master Gardener Seedling Sale

Friday, April 30, 2021

Got the winter blues? CCE Ulster is here to brighten your day. Shop the seedling sale and start planning for spring, now!Order Deadline is March 15, 2021Pick up dates Thursday April 10am-4pm, Friday April 30 10am-4pm, Saturday May 9am-12noon at the little red barn behind our office at 232 Pl...

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seedling sale

2021 Master Gardener Seedling Sale

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Got the winter blues? CCE Ulster is here to brighten your day. Shop the seedling sale and start planning for spring, now!Order Deadline is March 15, 2021Pick up dates Thursday April 10am-4pm, Friday April 30 10am-4pm, Saturday May 9am-12noon at the little red barn behind our office at 232 Pl...

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chicken

Chicken Health Symposium

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Now that you've got your flock, make sure you know how to prevent and treat bumblefoot, mites, coccidiosis, and pullorum! These are just a few of the disorders that can infect your poultry flock. In this symposium, we will review best practices for preventing and treating your chickens so they ca...

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