Safe Sitter will be held on February 19

A Safe Sitter class will be held on February 19 at the Extension Education Office in Hudson from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm.

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The 2019 Farming Our Future Conference

The 2019 Farming Our Future Conference will be held on February 23 at Taconic Hills School Performing Arts Center.

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Spring Gardening Day

Spring Gardening Day will be held on Saturday, April 6 at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson.

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Spring Gardening Day is April 6, 2019!

Registration is now open for Spring Gardening Day. The annual event sponsored by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Columbia-Greene Community College. This year's Spring Gardening Day will include keynote speaker, Margaret Roach. Margaret was a garden editor for Martha Stewart Living and EVP/Editorial Director of Martha's company, and spent a decade each at Newsday and the New York Times. She now creates the nationally acclaimed website and hosts the award-winning companion public radio show and podcast.

The day will also include three break-out sessions on a a variety of gardening topics including: Designing Your Front Yard, Herb Gardening, Vegetable Gardening, Deerproofing Your Yard and much more, presented by local experts and master gardeners. New this year will be a Garden Marketplace, featuring a variety of local gardening vendors. Please check out the class descriptions and speaker biographies.

Please see the registration form which contains detailed information about the event. Space is limited, so register now to secure your place and take advantage of early registration admission pricing. To register online, go to

For additional information, contact Emily at 518-828-3346 x209 or 


Cooperative Extension Takes its Message to Albany

CCE county associations from across the state met with Senators and Assembly members.  Please read the following article for more information:


New York State 4-H Shooting Sports

New York State 4-H Shooting Sports is part of the 4-H Natural Resources Program. Human growth and development is the primary goal of our programming.

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Ask a Master Gardener!

Master Gardener Volunteers provide research-based gardening information to county residents (soil testing, ID of pests/diseases & answers to horticultural questions). Call us or send an email to

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Choosing A Forester

In addition to timber harvest work, professional foresters can also help with non-harvest questions, like forest trail design, appraisals, tax basis determination, advice about forest property tax programs, and managing for wildlife

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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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Enjoying Wildlife in the Forest

Forests give us a wonderful opportunity to see and enjoy wildlife. Learn how to protect the wildlife as you enjoy it.

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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 February 13, 2019