Gardening Helpline

Our Master Gardeners are ready to help you. Call today, or email mghelpline@cornell.edu.

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How do you Manage Stress?

Stress can negatively impact health. Find ways to reduce the stress in your life.

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4-H Calf Sale 2017

Join us at the Education Center and 4-H Park. BBQ and Silent Auction at 6pm. Calf auction starts at 7pm.

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Celebrity Cow Milking Contest!

Our annual Celebrity Cow Milking Contest event will be held at our Education Center & 4H Park on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 5:30pm. Our contestants are the following:

MICHAEL J. GILFEATHER - President & CEO, Orange Bank & Trust Company
MAGGIE R. SMITH - President & CEO, First Federal Savings Bank
DERRIK R. WYNKOOP - President & CEO, Walden Savings Bank &
MICHAEL J. HORODYSKI - President & CEO, Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan


Let the "BATTLE OF THE BANKS" begin! Who will be this year's winner? Click HERE to pledge for your contestant today!


Thinking About Farming?

See our new manual for resources and a variety of topics including:

Agencies & Organizations
New Farmer Resources
Farming as a Career Choice
Staffing and more!                   

Click HERE for our 2017 Farmer's Manual!  


Let's Talk About....

Let's Talk About is an online media resource for educators, parents, caregivers and youth to help introduce and talk about important topics (Social Networking, Media Literacy; Cyberbullying, Life after High School). For information CLICK HERE!


Nourish Your Neighbor – A Healthy Food Drive Initiative    

Nourish your neighbor (NYN) is an educational food drive initiative that aims to build a community where healthier options are available for all our neighbors. This educational food drive initiative was originally created by the Eat Smart New York program of the Capital Region. Find out more information by clicking the link HERE!

Get involve!! Contact our Eat Smart New York Hudson Valley Team at (845) 344-1234


Put Your Fitness Plan Into Action!

It might be time to re-evaluate your physical activity routine and choose something you like to do and enjoy. With warm weather and longer sunny days just around the corner why not take active steps to better health. Click HERE for tips!


Growing To Learn Brochure is here!

Our new Growing to Learn program provides FREE information and resources for all aspects of building and maintaining a School Garden Program! An Extension Master Gardener Volunteer will be assigned to assist in every step along the way! Click HERE for brochure.


Want to learn more about animals and have fun while doing it? Come to the 4-H Animal Fun Day!

Awesome FUN, educational day for animal lovers!  Our animal science clubs and programs will have animals and fun hands-on activities and crafts for all ages to enjoy!


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Your Guide to Enjoying Rural Life

Living in the rural areas can be a wonderful change of pace and provide opportunities not readily available in a city. Living in Rural Orange County has been created to provide information to assist with your decision to move to the country.

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Discipline is Not a Dirty Word

Most parents/caregivers agree that getting their children to listen and behave is both important AND difficult. This program series will help adults learn and practice seven basic principles of positive and persuasive discipline.

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Strengthening Families

A 7-week series for parents/caregivers AND youth ages 10-14, TOGETHER!!! This fun and unique program allows adults and their children to build upon their strengths, enhance relationship and communication skills.

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2017 Stormwater Management Training Series

2017 Stormwater Management Training Series

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Get Moving!

Walk, hike, dance, swim …. PLAY! All movement counts as physical activity even laughter. Your body, heart and joints will thank you!

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Let Your Kids have Fun in the Kitchen

Share this fun idea with your children before shopping for groceries, and let them decide what type of food group friend they would like to make.

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Last updated April 28, 2017