Annual Fundraising Dinner
aboard the magnificent Marika Yacht
Saturday, August 19  7:00-9:00 p.m.

Cruising into the Future!Marika

The funds raised at this event directly support our educational programs in 4-H Youth Development; Agriculture and Horticulture; Community and Economic Vitality; Parenting and Nutrition; and Environment and Natural Resources.

Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. from the Port at Hudson River Front Park for what is sure to be a memorable event. Shipboard games, D.J. Herbie Blasewitz, and memories await. Space is limited so don’t be left ashore, reservations are requested by August 11. The cost of the dinner is $80 per person or $150 for two. Registration and payment can also be completed online at or you can download the reservation form.


Chef Sal Taccetta of Che Figata has created a Polynesian-inspired menu for our voyage.

Coconut Shrimp - Shrimp rolled in coconut, fried & served with a pineapple salsa

Hawaiian-style Roast Pork - Slow cooked pork with fresh pineapples, Hudson Brewery Pineapple Stout and root vegetables

Fried Rice - Pan-fried rice tossed with Bulich Farms Cremini, Shitake & Portabello mushrooms*

Stir-Fried String Beans - Fresh Story Farms string beans tossed with olive oil, garlic, heirloom cherry tomatoes & carrots*

Huli Huli Chicken - Boneless chicken with garlic, ginger, soy sauce & brown sugar

Crunchy Polynesian Salad - Story Farms Greens tossed with fresh mangos & macadamia nuts in a lavender pineapple balsamic dressing

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

*Gluten-free & Vegetarian

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Questions? Contact Angela at 518-622-9820 x21 or 


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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Safe Sitter Training for Adolescents (Class is full)
Extension Education Center, Hudson
Thursday, June 29th 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Invasive Species Overview
Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra
Friday, July 14th 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mushroom Foray
Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra
Saturday, July 15th 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact CCE




Agroforestry Resource Center
6055 Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
Phone: 518-622-9820
Fax: 518-622-0115

Map to Acra office (see green pin)

Extension Education Center
 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518-828-3346
Fax: 518-828-3069

Map to Hudson office (see green pin)

 2016 Major Financial Donors

The Bank of Greene County

National Bank of Coxsackie

Willow Springs Charitable Trust

Michael McCrary

Special Meeting

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
6:45 - 7:00 p.m
Extension Education Center, 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY

A vote has been scheduled to take place on the updated Constitution for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Columbia and Greene Counties in the State of New York. Residents of Greene County and Columbia County are eligible to vote.  Please register by calling 518-622-9820 x0 or 518-828-3346 x100. A copy of the proposed Constitution may be requested from either office and can also be found here Proposed Constitution.  Questions?  Please contact Angela Tallarico 518-622-9820 x21.