January 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
Auburn Rotary Centennial Clock Project
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

It's not too late to be part of the Auburn Rotary Club's Centennial Clock project this year. The Auburn Rotary Club is donating a gorgeous Verdin street clock to the City of Auburn to commemorate Auburn's 200th anniversary.

Purchase a name sponsorship to this for as little as $300.  Honor the memory of a loved one, perpetuate a family name or just show community support!

Or if you so choose, make a donation to help the Auburn Rotary Club continue with its great community service.

Learn more from AuburnRotaryNY.org

The clock will be unveiled and dedicated during Memorial Day weekend, Monday, May 25th.

For more information:
Ed Helinski
(315) 664-3103
Making Yogurt at Home
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Making Yogurt at Home

Saturday, January 31, 2015

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension

480 North Main Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Walk down any dairy aisle and you will see a variety of yogurt products that boggle the mind. Yogurt is a popular choice for many of us because of its healthful properties, flavor and convenience. But, did you know that you can easily make yogurt at home? Making yogurt at home will save you money along with controlling your ingredients. Join Hope Galens, Cornell Cooperative Extension Local Food Educator and skilled yogurt maker, Jeanne Totman, for a how-to yogurt making class. Hope and Jeanne will walk you through the steps of yogurt making with a demonstration and discussion of various recipes and equipment options. Participants will learn how to make yogurt and other uses for yogurt such as dressings, marinades, dips and more. Each participant will leave with recipes and their own cup of homemade yogurt.

Cost: $15 per person. Pre-registration requested by Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

To register contact Nancy at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email nea8@cornell.edu with your name, address, and phone number.

Forum on Heroin Prevention
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sponsored by the Yates Substance Abuse Coalition. Featured speakers: Sheriff Ron Spike, Families of Addicts, a Nurse Clinician Specialist, and others.  Heroin use is on the rise in all communities.  Come to the forum to learn about this problem and begin to develop long-term community-based solutions.


For more information:
Mike Ballard
(578) 903-1000