February 2015
2015 Tractor Safety Certification Course for Youth
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

The Hazardous Occupation in Agricutlural Law requires that youth ages 14 to 16 have at least 24 hours of tractor safety and maintenance instruction in order to drive a tractor on a farm orther than that owned by their parents.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County is offering a Tractor Safety Certification Course for Youth this spring.  This is open to all youth and not just 4-H members.

Cost: $35 (includes student manual)

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2015

To Register or for more information: 315-255-1183 

Times:  Mondays from 6-9 p.m.: March 16, 23, 30; April 13, 20; and testing is Saturday, April 25th and begins at 12:30 p.m.

Location:  Various farms and locations around Cayuga County so that we are able to provide a hands on awareness to balance the workbook learning segments.

For more information:
Dorothy Slegle
(315) 255-1183
2015 Winter Dairy Management Program Announced
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County is hosting Cornell's Pro-Dairy 2015 Winter Dairy Management Program on Wednesday, March 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 74 State Street, Auburn, NY.  Cost of the program is $35 which includes morning break and lunch.

Impacting dairy farm profitability via milk components will be the focus of the program.  Cornell University’s Pro-Dairy team members Kathy Barrett and Dr. Tom Overton will address topics which include: Milk Components Impact on Milk Check, Understanding Income over Feed Costs and Dairy Nutrition’s Impact on Milk Components.  In addition, a farmer panel will discuss Feeding for Milk Components.  Farm Service Agency borrower credit is available.

Registration is needed by Wednesday, March 4th.  Reservations and payment can be made online by going to:  http://blogs.cornell.edu/ccecayuga and clicking on the Registration Link.  You can also register by calling Peggy Lille at 315-255-1183 (ext. 238).  For more information, please email Judy Wright at jlw24@cornell.edu or call her at 315-255-1183 (ext. 234).  Space is limited, register early and save your seat! 


For more information:
Judy Wright
(314) 255-1183
Pheasant Release Program Announced
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Each Year the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)  makes approximately 60,000 day old pheasant chicks available for individuals to raise and release on public lands.  The program known as the Cooperative Day-old Pheasant Chick Program (DOCP) was designed to assist in revitalizing the ring-necked pheasant population in the area. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County is a facilitator of the DOCP program and helps to order and distribute the day old chicks to participating individuals.

  • Anyone can apply to participate in the Day-old Pheasant Chick Program, this includes 4-H members, schools, clubs and members of the community.
  • Participants must have appropriate brooding facility and outdoor rearing pen.
  • Release sites must be open to the public for pheasant hunting.
  • Applications for chicks must be submitted before noon on Friday, March 13th, 2015
  • Participants should be familiar with the DEC pheasant rearing guide http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/dayoldchicks.pdf
  • Chicks MUST be picked up on the day of delivery, which is scheduled for mid-May. 
  • Pheasants must be released at 8 weeks of age or older, but no later than the end of pheasant hunting season.
  • Pheasant chicks are not to be purchased, sold or traded.

For further information regarding the DOCP program OR to order pheasant chicks for rearing and release on public lands, call Peggy Lillie (ext. 238) Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315-255-1183.  You can also order online by going to:  https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/cayugapheasants13-2-2_205Order DEADLINE is Friday March 13, 2015.   Chicks will be available for pick up at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County office (248 Grant Avenue, Auburn, NY) in mid-May.

For more information:
Dorothy Slegle
(315) 255-1183
1940s USO Canteen Party & Fundraiser
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Beat me daddy eight to the bar! For all you cookies and hepcats, here’s the dope. For one night only, the digs at Club 86 will be transformed into a 1940s USO Canteen.    Chow will be served with appearances by the Finger Lakes Chorus and Cool Club with the Lipker Sisters.  There will be bebop but you don’t have to be a ducky shincracker to enjoy the tunes. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at the Geneva History Museum. So spivvy in your best 1940s duds or bum a convertible suit and bring your old lady (or old man). It will be a gas! Call 315-789-5151 for more information.

This event is generously sponsored by businesses that have been in town since the 1940s:   WEOS, Geneva Club Beverage, Finger Lakes Times,  Finger Lakes Partners, Geneva Awning & Tent Works, and DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home.

Proceeds from the USO Canteen will benefit the Geneva Historical Society and its programs.

For more information:
Geneva Historical Society
(315) 789-5151
Auburn High Musical "Oliver"
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


“Oliver” is based upon the classic novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. Music and lyrics are by Lionel Bart. An all-ages show, “Oliver” tells the story of a young boy who runs away from his orphanage and falls in with a gang of street urchins trained to be pickpockets by a charismatic mentor named Fagin.

The show is licensed by arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd.

“Oliver” features freshman Marie Tehan as Oliver, senior Phil Hauger as Fagin, senior Morgan McIlvain as Nancy, junior Zane Carnes as villain Bill Sykes, and sophomore Ted Brill as Mr. Bumble and many others. In addition to the high school performers, the cast includes children from Auburn’s elementary schools playing orphans and pickpockets.

Performance times are Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 pm. The show will be held at the Auburn High School auditorium, 250 Lake Avenue, Auburn, NY. General admission tickets are $12 and students/seniors are $10.

The show is directed by Stephen Gamba, who is also the music director. Mark Sidor is the assistant director and choreographer. Barbara Mushock is the rehearsal accompanist.

Auburn Chamber Orchestra "The First Sign of Spring" Concert
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event: Auburn Chamber Orchestra "The First Sign of Spring" concert
Location: Auburn Alliance Church, 630 N. Seward Avenue, Auburn, NY 13021
Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission fee: $5 donation at the door
Further information: auburnchamberorchestra.com
For more information:
Joe Salzone