Successful Forage and Grazing Management Seminar: The Beginning of More Equine Programming in Madison County

Participants hold up a cloth equine digestive tract.

Pictured is Troy Bishopp working through his grazing management worksheet.

(Morrisville, NY- April 2013) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County hosted a foraging and grazing management seminar to support the equine industry in the county. A total of 28 participants sacrificed the nice weather to spend a […]

Farm Trucks & Equipment: Know the Rules of the Road

Cornell Cooperative Extension

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) Thursday, April 4, farmers are invited to Monanfran Farms, Jennings Road, Canastota, to hear about regulations pertaining to farm trucks, trailers and farm equipment transport. The workshop begins at 1 p.m. in the Kelsey family’s hay barn just off Route 5.

Sergeant Carl Brennan from the Commercial […]

Madison County Field Crops Meeting Scheduled

Cornell Cooperative Extension

(Cazenovia, NY – March 2013) The Madison County field crops meeting will be held Friday, April 5, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. at Empire Tractor, 2893 Route 20 East, Cazenovia.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Empire Tractor and requires pre-registration. Call Empire Tractor at 315.655.8146. Three-and-a-half pesticide recertification credits have […]

When Donkeys Fly

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Submitted by Karen Baase

(Morrisville, NY – March 2013) As a kid, if I were asked to do something I didn’t want to do, I’d mutter under my breath, “When donkeys fly.” But that was years ago. As an adult, I would just say it and live with the consequences.

At this […]

4-H Tractor Safety and Certification Course Offered

(Morrisville, NY – Feb. 2013) The first of seven mandatory meetings will be Feb. 25 at Marshall Hall, Morrisville State College at 6 p.m. to be held for youth 14 to 15 years old seeking employment on farms.

Do you know youth who are 14 to 15 years old that want or do work on […]

4-H Youth Tractor Safety Course Planned

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County News

(Morrisville, NY – Feb. 2013) Do you know youth who are 14 or 15 years old who want or do work on a farm? If so, this course is for them. The 2013 Agricultural Safety and Certification Program is scheduled to begin in late February.

It is against […]

County AED Awarded Grant for Food Hub

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 2013) The recent Regional Economic Development Council funding announcement delivered news to Central New York farmers and their families.

On Dec. 19, the Agricultural Economic Development program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County was awarded $1.5 million dollars for the development of a food hub.

Food hubs are organizations […]

Volunteer Services Alliance Launched

Volunteer Services Alliance launch was well attended. Pictured in left row from left are Mark Christensen; Denise Adams, Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association; Tara Truett, Madison County Reads Ahead; and Jo Perkins Madison County Health Department. Right row from left includes Steve Eddy; Hank Leo, Tri Valley YMCA; and Barb Church, Community Action Partnership.

(Madison County, […]

Agribusiness Breakfast is Oct. 31

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County news

(Madison, NY – Oct. 2012) Farmers and agricultural service providers are invited to an Agribusiness Breakfast Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Quack’s Village Inn, 7239 U.S. Route 20, Madison. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m.

This gathering is an opportunity where farmers and agricultural professionals can be updated on […]

Students Lend a Hand

To the Editor:

(Sept. 2012) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County (CCE-Madison) would like to publically thank two student groups – Morrisville State College’s Dairy Club and the Colgate Men’s Basketball Team – for their professionalism, stewardship, and energized community spirit. Each group, in their own way, demonstrated those qualities over the last two weeks […]

Hit the Road and Support Local Farmers

To the Editor:

(Madison County, NY – Sept. 2012) On Saturday, Sept., 22, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County will host Tour De Farms, a scenic bike tour of Madison County, beginning at Critz Farms in Cazenovia. This event is the perfect way for cyclists to enjoy the amazing homegrown food from Madison County, as […]

Tour De Farms

(Cazenovia, NY – Sept. 2012) Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County has announced that Tour De Farms, a scenic bike tour of Madison County, will be Sept. 22 at Critz Farms in Cazenovia.

This event is a way for cyclists to enjoy the homegrown food from Madison County as well as take in the area’s […]