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2017 

Schoolyard Sugaring Contest: 4-Hers experienced the unique process of transforming sap into syrup (Morning Ag Clips)

(March 9th, 2017) MILLBROOK, N.Y. — During the month of March, Dutchess County 4-H’ers participated in the Schoolyard Sugaring Contest. This educational event, organized by New York Agriculture in the Classroom in partnership with the New York State Maple Foundation, provided 4-H’ers with the real life experience of the process of transforming sap into syrup. - Read more here.

Connecting local buyers & sellers: Event brought together farm businesses, buyers and distributors (Morning Ag Clips)

(February 27, 2017) MILLBROOK, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) hosted a “Speed Networking with Your B.F.F. – Businesses, Foods and Farms” event on January 23rd. This was an effort to bring together farm businesses, buyers and distributors affiliated with the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, as well as vendors interested in selling product at Todd Hill and other Taste NY venues. This was also CCEDC’s kickoff Taste NY education and networking event for the 2017 year. - Read more here.

B.F.F. Event Connects Ag Buyers, Sellers (HVNN)

(February 24, 2017) MILLBROOK – Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) recently hosted a “Speed Networking with Your B.F.F. – Businesses, Foods and Farms” event. - Read more here.

Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip: March 16th event showcases the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent (Morning Ag Clips)

(February 16, 2017) MILLBROOK, N.Y. — CCEDC is taking reservations for our annual bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. The theme this year is “HOLLAND: Flowering the World!” showcasing the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this region’s top horticulturists and designers along with award winning landscape and floral designers from the Netherlands. - Read more here.

Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Sales Nearly Tripled In 2016 

(February 13, 2017) Albany, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced Taste NY sales nearly tripled in 2016, surpassing his goal of doubling sales of participating businesses in one year. Total gross sales of New York products from Taste NY stores, cafés, bars, concessions and events topped $13.1 million last year, achieving Taste NY’s highest annual sales in the program’s history. The significant growth reflects increasing consumer demand for local products, which in-turn supports New York’s agricultural industry and food and beverage sectors. - Read more here.

Learn it, Grow it, Eat it! Learn how to get your garden producing from June through November (Morning Ag Clips)

(February 9th, 2017) MILLBROOK, N.Y. — Interested in growing fresh, organic vegetables? Want to perk up your meals with fresh herbs from outside your kitchen door? Not sure where to start? Attend all four classes in this series and you could be harvesting your first salad in June and still eating fresh veggies from your own garden come November. The Dutchess County Master Gardener volunteers will walk you through step-by-step instructions in four, two-hour sessions. - Read more here.

4-H Club Recognized for Excellence (Hudson Valley News Network)

(February 6th, 2017) MILLBROOK – The Dutchess County Long Rifles (DCLR) was recognized by the Federation of Dutchess County Fish and Game Clubs as the 2016 Sports Club of the Year at its annual dinner in late January. The DCLR is a 4-H Shooting Sports Program in Dutchess County. - Read more here

New precipitation models for NYS: Extreme precipitation projections to help New York state with planning (Morning Ag Clips)

(January 31st, 2017) MILLBROOK, N.Y. — Hurricanes Irene, Sandy, and Lee are examples of extreme precipitation events that have caused destruction and deaths in New York State. In 2009 alone, 175 total flooding events in New York State led to $32.82 million in property damage. The state is also still recovering from the $42 billion dollar toll of Superstorm Sandy, among others. Climate change is resulting in an increase in the frequency of heavy rainfall events. To help New York State communities plan for effects of climate change, new graphics are now available showing the increased likelihood of heavy precipitation events. - Read more here.

Soup for Greens: Fundraiser planned for program that fights food insecurity in Beacon (Morning Ag Clips)

(January 23, 2017) BEACON, N.Y. — Join us Sunday, February 12 at the Beacon Farmers’ Market, for a fundraiser supporting Greens for Greens, a Beacon program that ensures people struggling with food insecurity get access to quality local produce.

“We launched Greens for Greens at the Beacon Farmers’ Market in 2016 and customers were so thrilled,” said Sarah Simon, Manager of the Beacon Farmers’ Market. “Many kept coming back every week, and we ran out of funds after just over four months. With the help of this fundraiser, we hope to run the program all year.” - Read more here

Tractor safety course for youth:Tractor and machinery safety training program for youth offered (Morning Ag Clips)

(January 15, 2017) DUTCHESS CO., N.Y. — The 4-H Youth Development Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County will offer a tractor and machinery safety training program for youth. The program will be offered from February 23rd through April 1st, 2017 at the Farm and Home Center on Route 44 in Millbrook. There is a $45 registration fee to cover the cost of the course materials and the registration deadline is February 3rd, 2017. A parent/guardian consent form will need to be completed with registration. - Read more here.

Tractor, Machine Operations Training for Youth (Hudson Valley News Network)

(January 12, 2017) MILLBROOK – The 4-H Youth Development Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County will offer a tractor and machinery safety training program for youth. The program will be offered from February 23rd through April 1st, 2017 at the Farm and Home Center on Route 44 in Millbrook. - Read more here.

2016 

State Agriculture Commissioner Encourages New Yorkers to Give the Gift of New York This Holiday Season with Taste NY Gift Baskets (NYS Ag and Markets)

(December 9, 2016) State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today encouraged New Yorkers to think local this holiday season and give unique and quality gifts with Taste NY gift sets and baskets filled with the very best of New York made food, beverages and other products. Six Taste NY stores around the State and one in Puerto Rico are offering pre-made and customized gifts available in stores. In addition, select stores are taking orders by phone for pickup or delivery. Photos of various gift baskets can be seen here. - Read more here

Celebrating the season's bounty: Special Farmers' Market kicks off Columbus Day weekend Oct. 7 (Morning Ag Clips)

(October 6, 2016) MILLBROOK, N.Y. — The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill will be hosting a special Farmers’ Market to kick off Columbus Day weekend on Friday, October 7th from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm focused on “Celebrating the Hudson Valley’s Harvest and History.” The event will showcase Todd Hill as a starting point for tourists arriving in Dutchess County and opportunities for promotion of Hudson Valley tourism and agri-tourism. - Read more here.

Rain barrel workshop scheduled (Southern Dutchess News)

(October 5, 2016) Rain barrels capture runoff from rooftops during storms to use later to water lawns and gardens. Using a rain barrel can help save money on water bills, conserve water, and manage stormwater runoff. Learn how to make your very own rain barrel at one of four free, hands-on workshops on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Poughkeepsie Water Treatment Facility (3431 North Road, Poughkeepsie). There will be four different hour-long workshops offered throughout the day at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. - Read more here.

Forum on home energy planned (Poughkeepsie Journal)

(September 21, 2016) The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) Environment and Energy Program is hosting a forum for residents about affordable home energy improvements through NYSERDA’s Empower and Home Performance with Energy Star Programs. The forum will be on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center in Poughkeepsie (317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY). Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided. - Read more here.

Affordable home energy improvements: Learn about available programs (Morning Ag Clips)

(September 21, 2016) MILLBROOK, N.Y. – The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) Environment and Energy Program is hosting a forum for residents about affordable home energy improvements through NYSERDA’s Empower and Home Performance with Energy Star Programs. The forum will be on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center in Poughkeepsie (317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY). Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided. - Read more here.

Affordable Home Energy Improvements Forum (Hudson Valley News Network)

(September 20, 2016) MILLBROOK – The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) Environment and Energy Program is hosting a forum for residents about affordable home energy improvements through NYSERDA’s Empower and Home Performance with Energy Star Programs. - Read more here

Workshop on Flood Resiliency Resources (Hudson Valley News Network)

(September 6, 2016) MILLBROOK – Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold a forum introducing communities to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) program on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Roosevelt Fire District Building, 830 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park. - Read more here.

Workshop on Flood Resiliency: Protect your community from flooding and reduce flood insurance rates (Morning Ag Clips)

(September 6, 2016) MILLBROOK, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold a forum introducing communities to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) program on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Roosevelt Fire District Building (830 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY). The workshop will provide an overview of the program, including its benefits and how to determine if the program is a good fit for your community, how to enroll in the program, and discussion of flood adaptation and mitigation actions communities can undertake to improve their flood resiliency. Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided. - Read more here.

Molinaro Hosts 2nd Annual Agricultural Forum at Dutchess County Fairgrounds (Dutchess Delivery) 

(August 26, 2016) Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro hosted the 2nd Annual Agricultural Forum at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds yesterday where he was joined by members of the Agricultural Advisory Committee, which includes local farmers, elected officials, agricultural and land conservancy organizations and others, to discuss issues and policies regarding agriculture and agri-business. NYS Assemblymember Didi Barrett, NYS Senator Sue Serino, as well as Dutchess County Legislators Angela Flesland, Gregg Pulver and Sandy Washburn and Ben Traudt, Assistant to Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Dale Borchert, were all in attendance. Dutchess County Agriculture comprises over 170,000 acres (1/3 of the total acres), produces nearly $50 million in market value products, and is the county’s third largest employer. Agriculture also plays a huge role in the county’s $500+ million tourism industry. - Read more here.

Dutchess Co. 4-H Livestock Sale (Morning Ag Clips)

(August 28, 2016) MILLBROOK, N.Y. — The annual Dutchess County 4-H Livestock Sale will take place on Saturday, August 27th during the Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, NY. A buyers reception kicks off the event at 2 pm and the sale begins promptly at 4 pm in the Show Pavilion on Livestock Hill. - Read more here.

Livestock sale Saturday at Dutchess County Fair (Daily Freeman)

(August 26, 2016) RHINEBECK - The annual 4-H Livestock Sale will be held Saturday afternoon at the Dutchess County Fair. - Read more here.

Visit CCE at the Dutchess County Fair (Morning Ag Clips)

(August 22, 2016) MILLBROOK, N.Y. — The 171st Dutchess County Fair has arrived! Come stop by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC)’s exhibits at the Dutchess County Fair, including the 4-H’ers and their projects. The Dutchess County 4-H Youth Development program has approximately 450 members, the majority of which will have their projects on display at the Fair, totaling around 2,500 exhibits! The first official show of the Fair starts at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, August 23rd, where the Horse members will ride in over 50 classes. Check the Fair schedule, at www.dutchessfair.com, to see the show schedule for the rest of the week. - Read more here

Come Visit CCEDC at Fair (Hudson Valley News Network)

(August 19, 2016) Millbrook, NY - The 171st Dutchess County Fair has arrived! Come stop by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC)’s exhibits at the Dutchess County Fair, including the 4-H’ers and their projects. The Dutchess County 4-H Youth Development program has approximately 450 members, the majority of which will have their projects on display at the Fair, totaling around 2,500 exhibits! - Read more here.

Nearing half a million dollars, sales are up at Taste NY Market at Todd Hill (Poughkeepsie Journal)

(August 3, 2016) Sales between January and June increased 34 percent at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, on theTaconic State Parkway in LaGrangeville. - Read more here.

Taste NY Market sales up over 30%: Market celebrates 2nd year of operation as Taste NY sales dramatically rise (Morning Ag Clips)

(August 2, 2016) ALBANY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that sales at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill are up 34 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same time period in 2015. The Market, which is celebrating its second year of operation on the Taconic State Parkway, recorded sales of $480,990 between January and June for its Taste NY store. The Todd Hill store is one of 54 Taste NY locations statewide that helped Taste NY more than triple gross sales from 2014 to 2015. - Read more here.

Governor Cuomo Announces Taste NY Market at Todd Hill Sales Up More Than 30 Percent: Market Celebrates Second Year of Operation as Taste NY Sales Dramatically Increase Across the State (Governor's Pressroom)

(August 1, 2016) Albany, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that sales at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill are up 34 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same time period in 2015. The Market, which is celebrating its second year of operation on the Taconic State Parkway, recorded sales of $480,990 between January and June for its Taste NY store. The Todd Hill store is one of 54 Taste NY locations statewide that helped Taste NY more than triple gross sales from 2014 to 2015. - Read more here.

Beacon kids treated to summer lunch program (MidHudsonNews.Com)

(July 9, 2016) BEACON – Community members, local sponsors and local children came out to Tompkins Terrace in Beacon Friday afternoon, for the launch of the Dutchess County Food Service Program – Bridging the Gap to Help Kick-Out Summer Hunger. - Read more here

Help Kick Out Summer Hunger (Hudson Valley News Network)

(July 6, 2016) For many kids, summer vacation comes with a thrill of anticipation. Weeks stretch ahead filled with dreams of bike rides, swimming pools, family vacations and long, lazy days hanging with friends. For millions of kids in America, however, it’s a much different story. For kids living in low-income families struggling to put food on the table, summer’s bright promise has been replaced with worry, anxiety and the threat of hunger. Hunger doesn’t take a break, and neither does the Dutchess County community. Partnerships between school districts, non-profits and local municipalities work hard over the summer to eliminate the “summer hunger gap.” - Read more here.

Got Shade? Rent? Local solar forum to offer solutions (Poughkeepsie Journal

(June 18, 2016) Purchasing solar panels isn't always an option for those who want them. Homeowners with shaded roofs and renters face obstacles others don't. But for them there are other options, many of which will be the focus of a forum to be held Tuesday in Poughkeepsie. The forum, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County's Environment and Energy Program, will offer an overview of community-based and shared solar options, including case studies of how the programs are being implemented in Hudson Valley communities. - Read more here

Learn How Streams Work (Morning Ag Clips)

(June 13, 2016) “Since our region has experienced the catastrophic results of flooding, there has been an increasing demand for better understanding of how floods happen, and what we can do to protect our homes and communities,” commented Rosemarie Baglia, Extension Resource Educator, “As we enter ‘hurricane season’ it’s good to become aware of what can happen practically without warning – especially for people living near streams and rivers.” - Read more here.

Community-Based and Shared Solar Options (Morning Ag Clips)

(June 13, 2016) The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) Environment and Energy Program is hosting a forum on community-based and shared solar options, focusing on Solarize Hudson Valley, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), and Community Distributed Generation (CDG). The forum will be on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The event will be held at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center in Poughkeepsie (317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY). Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided. - Read more here.

Community-Based, Shared Solar Options Forum (Hudson Valley News Network)

(June 9, 2016) The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) Environment and Energy Program is hosting a forum on community-based and shared solar options, focusing on Solarize Hudson Valley, Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), and Community Distributed Generation (CDG). The forum will be on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. - Read more here.

Taste NY at Todd Hill Farmers' Market (Hudson Valley News Network)

(June 3, 2016) The Taste NY Market located on the Taconic Parkway will open the Todd Hill Outdoor Farmers’ Market this weekend, Friday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 5th, 2016. This is the third year for the Farmers’ Market, which is open on both Fridays and Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., through October 16, 2016. - Read more here.

Climate Smart Communities Certification Program (Hudson Valley News Network)

(May 24, 2016) Cornell Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program and the NYS DEC Office of Climate Change, will hold a forum on the New York State Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Certification Program to provide communities an overview of the program’s benefits, grant opportunities, and how to get started. The forum will be Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (doors open at 8:30 am), and will be held at the Villard Room at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY. Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided. - Read more here.

Forum Covers New Climate Program (Morning Ag Clips)

(May 24, 2016) Cornell Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program and the NYS DEC Office of Climate Change, will hold a forum on the New York State Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Certification Program to provide communities an overview of the program’s benefits, grant opportunities, and how to get started. The forum will be Saturday, June 4th, 2016 from 9:00am – 12:30pm (doors open at 8:30am), and will be held at the Villard Room at Vassar College (124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY). Certificates of attendance for municipal training credit will be provided. - Read more here.

Master Gardener Plant Sale Set (Southern Dutchess News)

(May 4, 2016) Each year, Master Gardener volunteers and CCE staff hold our annual plant sale fundraiser in May, at the Dutchess County Farm & Home Center (2715 Route 44) in Millbrook, NY. - Read more here.

Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale Fundraiser (Hudson Valley News Network)

(April 27, 2016) Each year, Master Gardener volunteers and CCE staff hold our annual plant sale fundraiser in May, at the Dutchess County Farm & Home Center (2715 Route 44) in Millbrook, NY. - Read more here.

Millbrook Master Gardener Plant Sale (Morning Ag Clips)

(April 28, 2016) Each year, Master Gardener volunteers and CCE staff hold our annual plant sale fundraiser in May, at the Dutchess County Farm & Home Center (2715 Route 44) in Millbrook, NY. This year’s plant sale will be held on Friday, May 13 from 10AM to 4PM and Saturday, May 14 from 9AM to 2PM. - Read more here.

Realtors Learn About Farm Acreage (Morning Ag Clips)

(March 27, 2016) Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) staff hosted a training for the Dutchess County Association of Realtors on the tools and resources available to assist Dutchess County realtors when it comes to agricultural properties. Jennifer Fimbel, Senior Agriculture Resource Educator and Sean Carroll, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Environmental Community Educator presented at Crown Maple Farm in Dover on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 as part of the Dutchess County Association of Realtors’ Lunch and Learn series. - Read more here

Extension Staff Present at DCAR Lunch (Hudson Valley News Network)

(March 25, 2016) Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) staff hosted a training for the Dutchess County Association of Realtors on the tools and resources available to assist Dutchess County realtors when it comes to agricultural properties. - Read more here.

Annual National Agriculture Day Breakfast (Hudson Valley News Network) 

(March 16, 2016) Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC), together with several agricultural organization partners, hosted Dutchess County’s twentieth annual National Agriculture Day Breakfast on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The breakfast is a celebration of agriculture in Dutchess County and its importance to the local economy. - Read more here.

Agricultural Literacy Week - March 14-18. Volunteers Read to Thousands of Youth - Bringing Agriculture into the Classroom (Morning Ag Clips)

(March 10, 2016) The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) 4-H Youth Development Program will be participating in the New York Agriculture in the Classroom’s eleventh annual New York Agricultural Literacy Week to be held March 14-18. - Read more here. 

CCEDC Elects Officers and Board Members (Hudson Valley News Network)

(March 9, 2016) Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) announced the 2016 Association Board of Directors and Officers elected at its recent Reorganization Meeting. - Read more here. 

Tractor and Machinery Safety Training (Morning Ag Clips)

(February 11, 2016) The 4-H Youth Development Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County will offer a tractor and machinery safety training program for youth ages 14-15. The program will be offered from February 25th through April 2nd at the Farm and Home Center on Route 44 in Millbrook. There is a $35 registration fee to cover the cost of the course materials and the registration deadline is February 17th. - Read more here.  

2016 Vegetable Gardening A-Z: For gardeners with some experience, but who would like to learn more (Morning Ag Clips)

(January 12, 2016) Are you interested in taking a vegetable gardening class? Vegetable Gardening A-Z is for gardeners with some experience growing, but who would like to learn a lot more. Dates and Times: Saturday mornings, Feb. 20 – March 12, 9:30am-noon plus Friday evening March 18th , 6:30pm-9:00pm. Snow date Saturday, April 2nd. - Read more here or visit our website for more information.

Home Composting Class: Learn how to create and use quality compost either Feb. 27 or March 1 (Morning Ag Clips)

(January 13, 2016) Would you like to start composting at home? Are you interested in improving your current compost experience? Would you like to learn about different systems which can be used in smaller living spaces? We’ll discuss how to create quality compost from garden, lawn and kitchen waste; how to handle invasive species and manage diseased plants; how compost works in the soil; how to avoid and manage rodents and structural pests; choosing compost systems and understanding their pros and cons; compost uses, and troubleshooting. Visit our website for complete details: www.ccedutchess.org. - Read more here


2015

TASTE NY MARKET AT TODD HILL HITS MAJOR MILESTONE: OVER $1 MILLION IN TOTAL SALES: Market’s Success Helps Producers Reach New Customers and Boosts the Local Agricultural Economy (NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets)

(November 10, 2015) State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill recently hit a major milestone, bringing in over one million dollars in total sales. The majority of the revenues go directly to New York growers and producers, and provide a boost to the local agricultural economy. The Market has featured over 112 New York State vendors and has sold over 1,200 different products in the store since its opening in June 2014, helping local farmers, beverage producers and other merchants reach new markets. The Taste NY Market at Todd Hill also provides valuable information on the extensive agri-tourism opportunities in the area. - Read more here or visit the Department of Agriculture and Markets website to view the press release. 

CCEDC and Green Teen mentioned in "City of Beacon and County Officials Discuss Collaborations for Beacon's Main Street" article (Dutchess Delivery)

(June 16, 2015) Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro, Deputy Commissioner of Strategic Planning & Economic Development Ron Hicks and Dutchess County Legislator April Farley joined with City of Beacon Mayor Randy Casale and Beacon Councilman Ali Muhammad for a walking tour of the west end of Main Street in the City of Beacon last week to discuss opportunities at the County’s Beacon Center building on Main Street and talk to local business owners. - Read more here


2014

Draft Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan Public Meeting

(October 16, 2014) Save the date! October 29th...let your voice be heard at our public meeting on the Draft Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan.

Governor Cuomo Announces New Outdoor Farmers' Market to Premiere at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill This Weekend

(September 26, 2014) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday that a brand new outdoor farmers' market will premiere this weekend at the Taste NY Market at Todd Hill, located on the Taconic State Parkway in Dutchess County. Taste NY companies will offer their products every Friday and Sunday through November 2, including a Hudson Valley winery, as well as a number of meat and vegetable producers.

September is Kinship Care Month is New York State

(September 8, 2014) Governor Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed September as Kinship Care Month in New York State. Kinship Care Month provides an opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of countless youth throughout the state and nation who, with the unconditional support of grandparents and other relative, have successfully navigated the emotional difficulties of separation from their parents. 

CCE Dutchess 4-H and County Fair Article on WAMC (Northeast Pulic Radio)

(August 18, 2014) On Sunday, August 17th, WAMC (Northeast Public Radio) released a news article show-casing the Dutchess County Fair, and CCE Dutchess' 4-H program. The fair starts tomorrow - Tuesday, August 19th - and will go until Sunday the 24th. The link to the article (with an audio) can be found on "WAMC.org's website here.

CCE Seminar on Sea Level Rise-Resources for Hudson River Communities on July 24

(July 10, 2014) As part of its 2014 seminar series, the Hudson Estuary Watershed Resiliency Project, in partnership with Scenic Hudson, Inc. and Orange County Department of Planning present tools and resources that Hudson River communities can use to plan for predicted sea level rise scenarios over the next century. 

Positive Parenting Workshops for Parents, Caregivers and Professionals

(June 19, 2014) Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County Parent and Family Education program is offering a parenting education series at the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie. 

CCE and Dutchess Land Conservancy Holding Seminar on Forests and Wetlands for Flood Management on June 16

(June 13, 2014) Learn what you and your community can do to help prevent flood damages through this seminar about how forests and wetlands help mitigate the effects of flooding. Offered in partnership with Dutchess Land Conservancy. 

Save Energy, Save Dollars Workshop

(June 6, 2014) Come learn about reducing your energy bills and receive free energy efficient light bulbs at the end of the workshop. 

HV Renegades Family Fun Night Fundraiser for CCEDC

(April 30, 2014) Come and watch the Hudson Valley Regegades baseball team play the Vermont Lake Monsters, while supporting Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County!!

Discipline is NOT a Dirty Word

(March 31, 2014) Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County Parent and Family Education program is offering a parenting education series from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm on April 22, 29, May 6 and 13, 2014. 

Last updated March 10, 2017