4-H Picks Avon High Schooler for National Conference

AVON – A local teen is on his way to the 'pinnacle experience of 4-H citizenship' as a delegate at the National 4-H conference in Maryland. According to a press release from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County (CCE), Avon resident Ethan Low, a 13-year member of 4-H, will represent Livingston County in Chevy Chase, Maryland at the conference that 'engages delegates in personal development experiences that increase their … [Read more...]

Child Passenger Safety Week Delivers Seat Checks and Giveaways

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Cornell Cooperative Extension's Traffic Safety Education Program is collaborating with several Livingston County agencies to hold events promoting National Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from Sept. 17 to Sept. 24. According to a press release from CCE Livingston County, the week includes two child passenger safety seat checks, a booster seat giveaway, and a 'lunch and learn' event. The booster seat giveaway … [Read more...]

CCE Shares ‘The Apple Orchard Riddle’ for Ag Literacy Week

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County (CCE)'s "Ag in the Classroom" program celebrated Ag Literacy week from March 14 to 18 with a reading of this year's featured book, The Apple Orchard Riddle. According to a May 6 press release from CCE, Ag in the Classroom Educator Bernadette Hardwood and 18 other volunteers read to first and second grade students at 16 schools in Livingston and Monroe counties. Over … [Read more...]

Livonia Elementary Students Ride Safe at CCE Fair

LIVONIA – Livonia Central School hosted a fair to drive home the importance of bike safety on the road. According to a press release from CCE Livingston County, the fair had over 300 attendees. The event featured interactive stations that encouraged discussion on measure kids could take to stay safe. There are ample opportunities to remain aware of one's surroundings: as a child passenger in a car, on a boat, as a pedestrian, and swinging … [Read more...]

CCE Revs Engines for Tractor Workshops

NYLON — The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Allegany County is offering two workshops to the public regarding farm machinery and mandatory youth tractor safety training. The first workshop, titled 'Used Machinery Evaluation Clinic', takes places on April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Allegany County Fair Grounds in Angelica. The topics that will be discussed in this workshop include: the pros and cons of purchasing used or previously … [Read more...]

Bring Your Dirt to Soil and Veggie Talk in Allegany County

NYLON – A soil expert is coming to Fillimore, Allegany County, to talk dirty...about soil. According to a press release from CCE of Allegany County, expert Carol MacNeil will is their guest presenter at "Understanding and Managing Soils for Top Vegetable Production," which will be Friday, April 15 from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. on the property of Roy and Sylvia Stutzman at 10501 Rogers Road, Fillmore, NY. "Soil is made up of minerals, live and dead … [Read more...]

Got Beef? CCE Hosts Workshop on Cow Health

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Livingston County will host an informative workshop for farmers who want to improve their cow game. According to a press release from CCE, Amy Cornwell, event sponsor and Territory Business Manager with Zoetis, will talk about vaccines to consider in the development of an effective cow or calf operation and a pre-conditioning (weaning) health program. "Prevention is key to beef … [Read more...]

4-H Helps Students Take the Stand with Confidence

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County 4-H program held their annual Public Presentations event with 41 members participating, the goal of 4-H Public Presentations is to build a young person’s confidence speaking in front of a group. Participants chose a topic of interest and developed a 3-10 minute presentation they delivered in front of peers, adults, and judges. This year’s participants conducted demonstrations, illustrated talks, … [Read more...]

Winning Ram Is ‘Thrice As Nice’ For Livingston County Family

LIVINGSTON – The FitzPatrick family of Shamrock Farms had great success during the New York State Fair. Their ram, Melvin (Fitz 2422), primarily received the award for Champion Ram of Merino Breed. Melvin then went on to win the Triple Champion Accolade of Best Fleece of Merino, Supreme Champion Fleece, and Supreme Champion Ram. Champion Ram of the Merino Breed is awarded for the best characteristics of the breed, Best Fleece of Merino is … [Read more...]

Livingston County Shows Off its Centennial Farms

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Farmers who have been in business for more than 100 years can contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Livingston County to be featured in their monthly newsletter, Livingston County Agricultural News. CCE stresses that their newsletter is not part of the New York State Agricultural Society's Centennial and Bicentennial Farm Recognition program, by which the State annually recognizes a select few farmers … [Read more...]