Winter Weather

Find tips on winter driving, personal and pet safety in frigid weather, how to prepare for winter storms, links to Cornell's EDEN website, and more, here on our Emergency Preparedness pages.

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America's FIrst Forest

Carl Schenck and America’s first sustainably managed forest laid the foundation for the nation’s conservation movement.

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Stay warm this winter while saving energy too!

Buy “seasoned” wood for your fireplace or wood stove. That means wood that has been allowed to dry out. Freshly cut wood has too much moisture to burn well.

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We have a new phone system!  

We are pleased to announce that an integrated phone system has been installed in both office locations to increase efficiencies in communication, particularly between our two offices.  You can still contact us using the same main numbers 518-828-3346 for Hudson and 518-622-9820 for Acra.  However, along with the new system came new extension numbers for all staff.  The staff page now reflects these changes.  Thank you and we appreciate your patience as we work through this process!


Cooperative Extension 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 making a home spending plan. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit our offices to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!

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4-H Clubs

Clubs are just one aspect of our 4-H Program, but they're a popular and important one. Find out more about existing clubs in your area, what it takes to start a new 4-H Club, who can be a member or leader, and more!

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Master Gardener Volunteers

Our Master Gardener Volunteers teach classes and workshops, provide information and soil pH testing at events, and answer gardening questions from callers.

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You and Your Forest

Register for a FREE informational letter series that can help you begin the process of good forest stewardship without leaving the comfort of your home.

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Support CCE!

Your support helps CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties to do more and to reach more -- youth, adults and families in our communities -- with high-quality, research-based educational programs they can trust!

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Are you ready for winter?

Old Man Winter has arrived! Were you ready or were you caught off-guard? Being prepared can save time, money and frustration.

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Expertise from Cornell is available to local producers through regional teams that serve our area. Find out more about these teams, and other resources, here on our site.

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Last updated January 18, 2018