March 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
SFSS 6th Annual Mom-to-Mom Sale
9:30 AM - 12:30 AM

6th Annual St. Francis St. Stephen Mom-to-Mom Sale.

Saturday April 25th from 9:30am-12:30pm at DeSales High School Gym, 90 Pulteney Street and High Street.  Families come sell your children's outgrown and gently used clothes, toys, games, furniture, sports equipment, baby equipment and more...

Call (315)789-1828 to register and reserve your tables, $20/table. Asking $1 adult adminssion to the sale.

For more information:
Beth Bulkley
(585) 905-9515
Join Us for a Free College Planning Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Worried about paying for your student’s College Education?  College Assistance Plus (CAPlus)* can help!  We have partnered with CAPlus for this workshop covering information on reducing college costs, preventing costly mistakes parents make during the college process, the debt issue, academic selectivity, exploring Financial Aid packages and how to better handle this big financial decision.

Join us for a Free Educational Workshop about the college search process, including:

  • A practical look at planning and paying for a college education
  • Preventing enormous college debt for you and your student
  • Strategies to lessen the confusion and financial complexities of college
  • Guidance for parents on one of their most expensive purchases
  • Understanding how the FAFSA works
  • Negotiate the price of tuition with possible savings of thousands of dollars
  • Common costly mistakes to avoid

 

Date:  Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time:  6:30 - 7:30 PM

Place:  Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, 27 Seneca St., Geneva

Target Audience:  High School Sophomores / Juniors, Parents, & Grandparents

Please contact Pat Ely, Marketing Director, at (315) 781-1334 X 134 to sign up!  Space is limited.

*College Assistance Plus is a local firm that helps guide parents and students through their student’s entire college career. CAPlus know the ins and outs of college and will help your family with the worry, stress, and confusion surrounding a college education. Spend an hour with us and we will answer your questions regarding the college process and how to reduce the cost. Start with an education and end with success!

For more information:
Pat Ely, Marketing Director
(315) 781-1334