Preserving Herbs

CCE Columbia-Greene is hosting a class on safely preserving your herbs by freezing and drying on Friday, August 17 from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Extension Education Center in Hudson.

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Learn to prepare flavored vinegars

Learn to safely prepare flavored vinegars. This is a hands-on class where participants will end up bringing flavored vinegar home.

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Preserving the Corn Harvest

​Learn about the different methods of preserving corn, including canning, drying, and freezing. This is a hands-on class where participants will end up preparing a corn relish to take home.

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"Taste of Twin Counties" Dinner!

CCE's Taste of Twin Counties Fundraising Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, September 8. We're excited to announce the details of our 2018 Major Fundraising Event. This year our annual dinner will be held at Joe's Garage on Main Street in Catskill. A Mediterranean-themed dinner, featuring products from local farmers, will be prepared by Chef Salah of 394 Main Mediterranean Bistro. The menu includes: Quartered Braised Chicken with lemon and garlic; Roast Prime Rib carving station; Mushroom and Spinach White Lasagna; Au gratin Potatoes; Seasonal fresh vegetable;Mediterranean Salad station; Seasonal assorted dessert station. Live music by the Hilltown Ramblers and prizes will be part of the fun too!  The cost is $80 per person or $150 for two.  Seating is limited so make your reservation soon.  Reservation Form or you can go online

You can also promote your business by becoming a sponsor.  Sponsorship Form.  Any questions?  Contact Angela Tallarico at 518-622-9820 x101 or

We hope you will join us by coming out to support the programs of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. 


CCE Nominating Committee Seeks Potential Board Candidates

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties has several open seats for representatives, from both counties, to the board of directors.

Nominees must have their primary residence in Greene County or Columbia County and be 18 years of age or older.The board meets the first Tuesday (evening) of each month, alternating between the office locations in Acra and Hudson.

You can find more information on CCE Columbia & Greene Counties' Board of Directors here.

Applications must be received by Friday, September 14 for consideration by the Nominating Committee. Elections will take place at the Association’s annual meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Additional questions? Please call Angela Tallarico at 518-622-9820 X101 or email


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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Invasive Pests

Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to New York's biodiversity. Learn about the various introduced pests that have been introduced to our state.

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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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Wildlife Damage Fact Sheets

See a list of fact sheets for various species that create negative economic impacts, or health and safety concerns.

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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 August 13, 2018