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spring series

Spring Nutrition Series

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Sign up today for our FREE Facebook Nutrition Series!These are once a week, LIVE lessons starting April 26th. *Please note on the below schedule that as of 4/12, this series was delayed one week and is now starting on April 26th and ending on May 31st.Lessons include information on the benef...

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goats

Beginner Livestock Series

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Join us for an eight part virtual series for those new or interested in livestock production.8 sessions, approximately every two weeks, noon to 1:30pm Session 1 (May 5) Introduction to livestock (land requirements, shelter requirements, infrastructure, zoning)Session 2 (May 19) Introduction to f...

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archery

4-H Archery Program - Spring 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Middle and High School Beginners Course4-H Youth Development programs use experiential learning to help youth gain life skills and positive outcomes in four areas: Mastery of subject matter interests,Belonging to groups of positive peers and adults, Independence from confidence gained and,Gen...

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rabbit science club

Rabbit Science Club for Kids

Friday, June 3, 2022

Do you love rabbits? Would you like to learn more about them? Well, here is your opportunity to do that! We are starting a brand new Rabbit Science Club!Check out the fun projects and activities we'll explore:Rabbit breedsHousing and equipmentGroomingNutritionAnatomyShowmanshipHealth and Dis...

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teepee trellis

2022 Make a Teepee Trellis Workshop

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Trellising has been a longstanding garden tradition for both function and beauty. From the corn stalk trellises used in a Three Sisters Garden to metal tomato cages, trellises are an essential garden structure for healthy plants. Homemade garden trellises provide a perfect place to grow vining pl...

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seed to supper

2022 Seed to Supper: Gardening on a Budget

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County in collaboration with the Newburgh Armory Unity Center will be offering a free three-part gardening series entitled Seed to Supper – Gardening on a Budget.Participants will learn how to: Plan their gardenGet their garden started with healthy soilPlant...

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sunflower competition

2022 Sunflower Growing Competition

Sunday, June 5, 2022

It is time to get outside and get growing!Join us for our 2022 Sunflower Growing Competition!! This contest is free and open to all youth in Orange County ages 5-19 as well as all Orange County 4-H youth members. If you are a teacher, 4-H Club leader, or other youth leader in Orange County, y...

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dog program

2022 4-H Dog Program

Monday, June 6, 2022

NOTE - THE MAY 16TH SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER EXPECTED.Enrollment is now open!Orientation Monday, March 28, 6:30 PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office, 18 Seward Avenue, Middletown. Mandatory attendance for all beginners (NO DOGS).Open to youth interested in ...

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archery

4-H Archery Program - Spring 2022

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Middle and High School Beginners Course4-H Youth Development programs use experiential learning to help youth gain life skills and positive outcomes in four areas: Mastery of subject matter interests,Belonging to groups of positive peers and adults, Independence from confidence gained and,Gen...

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stormwater

2022 Stormwater Management Training Series

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Western New York Stormwater Management Training Series March - July 2022 Classes start March 9th and are held every 3 - 4 weeks through June. Classes run 4 hours from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM virtually via Zoom.Exceptions:  The June 23rd course Good Housekeeping for MS4 DPWs will take pla...

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leaf casting

2022 Creative Advanced Leaf Casting

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Let’s get creative! In this 2-part class we will explore the wonderful texture and scale of various leaves when they are cast in cement. All materials are supplied, but participants are welcome to bring their favorite leaves for the project.This class is designed for prior “leaf-casters,” but al...

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connecting with your teen

Connecting with your Teen Virtual Workshop

Thursday, June 9, 2022

This program is the second of a four-part series taking place this year that will build on connection, communication, and relationships. The other topics coming up will include Adult Relationships and Self Care, and How to Seek out Support from your Community.Connecting with your teen sometimes s...

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archery

4-H Archery Program - Spring 2022

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Middle and High School Beginners Course4-H Youth Development programs use experiential learning to help youth gain life skills and positive outcomes in four areas: Mastery of subject matter interests,Belonging to groups of positive peers and adults, Independence from confidence gained and,Gen...

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dog program

2022 4-H Dog Program

Monday, June 13, 2022

NOTE - THE MAY 16TH SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER EXPECTED.Enrollment is now open!Orientation Monday, March 28, 6:30 PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office, 18 Seward Avenue, Middletown. Mandatory attendance for all beginners (NO DOGS).Open to youth interested in ...

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dairy explorers

4-H Dairy Explorers 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Did you know?Milk and dairy products are New York state’s top agricultural commodity! Do you want to learn more about where milk comes from and see the cows that make it, right here in our county?Orange County 4-H is hosting a 4-week Dairy Explorers program starting Wednesday, June 15th through J...

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leaf casting

2022 Creative Advanced Leaf Casting

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Let’s get creative! In this 2-part class we will explore the wonderful texture and scale of various leaves when they are cast in cement. All materials are supplied, but participants are welcome to bring their favorite leaves for the project.This class is designed for prior “leaf-casters,” but al...

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goats

Beginner Livestock Series

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Join us for an eight part virtual series for those new or interested in livestock production.8 sessions, approximately every two weeks, noon to 1:30pm Session 1 (May 5) Introduction to livestock (land requirements, shelter requirements, infrastructure, zoning)Session 2 (May 19) Introduction to f...

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archery

4-H Archery Program - Spring 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Middle and High School Beginners Course4-H Youth Development programs use experiential learning to help youth gain life skills and positive outcomes in four areas: Mastery of subject matter interests,Belonging to groups of positive peers and adults, Independence from confidence gained and,Gen...

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dog program

2022 4-H Dog Program

Monday, June 20, 2022

NOTE - THE MAY 16TH SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER EXPECTED.Enrollment is now open!Orientation Monday, March 28, 6:30 PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office, 18 Seward Avenue, Middletown. Mandatory attendance for all beginners (NO DOGS).Open to youth interested in ...

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dairy explorers

4-H Dairy Explorers 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Did you know?Milk and dairy products are New York state’s top agricultural commodity! Do you want to learn more about where milk comes from and see the cows that make it, right here in our county?Orange County 4-H is hosting a 4-week Dairy Explorers program starting Wednesday, June 15th through J...

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stormwater

2022 Stormwater Management Training Series

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Western New York Stormwater Management Training Series March - July 2022 Classes start March 9th and are held every 3 - 4 weeks through June. Classes run 4 hours from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM virtually via Zoom.Exceptions:  The June 23rd course Good Housekeeping for MS4 DPWs will take pla...

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field meetings

2022 Field Meetings

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

*NYSDEC Recertification Credits PendingJoin us for one, two, or all three meetings! Tuesday, June 28th, 9-10 AMTopic: Basil Downy MildewLocation: Twin Ponds Greenhouse2865 Albany Post Rd., Montgomery, NYFee: $25/personTuesday, June 28th, 12-1PMTopic: Pumpkin DiseasesLocation: PLAV Pavilion16 Leg...

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field meetings

2022 Field Meetings

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

*NYSDEC Recertification Credits PendingJoin us for one, two, or all three meetings! Tuesday, June 28th, 9-10 AMTopic: Basil Downy MildewLocation: Twin Ponds Greenhouse2865 Albany Post Rd., Montgomery, NYFee: $25/personTuesday, June 28th, 12-1PMTopic: Pumpkin DiseasesLocation: PLAV Pavilion16 Leg...

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dairy explorers

4-H Dairy Explorers 2022

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Did you know?Milk and dairy products are New York state’s top agricultural commodity! Do you want to learn more about where milk comes from and see the cows that make it, right here in our county?Orange County 4-H is hosting a 4-week Dairy Explorers program starting Wednesday, June 15th through J...

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goats

Beginner Livestock Series

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Join us for an eight part virtual series for those new or interested in livestock production.8 sessions, approximately every two weeks, noon to 1:30pm Session 1 (May 5) Introduction to livestock (land requirements, shelter requirements, infrastructure, zoning)Session 2 (May 19) Introduction to f...

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rapp movie night

RAPP Movie Night at Warwick Drive-In 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Join us on Thursday, June 30th for a movie night at the Warwick Drive-In and help support the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)!We will be watching the movie Lightyear!Tickets are $12.00 per adult (age 12+) and $8.00 per youth (age 11 and under). All proceeds will benefit RAPP!Cars should plan ...

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rabbit science club

Rabbit Science Club for Kids

Friday, July 1, 2022

Do you love rabbits? Would you like to learn more about them? Well, here is your opportunity to do that! We are starting a brand new Rabbit Science Club!Check out the fun projects and activities we'll explore:Rabbit breedsHousing and equipmentGroomingNutritionAnatomyShowmanshipHealth and Dis...

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dairy explorers

4-H Dairy Explorers 2022

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Did you know?Milk and dairy products are New York state’s top agricultural commodity! Do you want to learn more about where milk comes from and see the cows that make it, right here in our county?Orange County 4-H is hosting a 4-week Dairy Explorers program starting Wednesday, June 15th through J...

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field meetings

2022 Field Meetings

Thursday, July 7, 2022

*NYSDEC Recertification Credits PendingJoin us for one, two, or all three meetings! Tuesday, June 28th, 9-10 AMTopic: Basil Downy MildewLocation: Twin Ponds Greenhouse2865 Albany Post Rd., Montgomery, NYFee: $25/personTuesday, June 28th, 12-1PMTopic: Pumpkin DiseasesLocation: PLAV Pavilion16 Leg...

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goats

Beginner Livestock Series

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Join us for an eight part virtual series for those new or interested in livestock production.8 sessions, approximately every two weeks, noon to 1:30pm Session 1 (May 5) Introduction to livestock (land requirements, shelter requirements, infrastructure, zoning)Session 2 (May 19) Introduction to f...

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stormwater

2022 Stormwater Management Training Series

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Western New York Stormwater Management Training Series March - July 2022 Classes start March 9th and are held every 3 - 4 weeks through June. Classes run 4 hours from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM virtually via Zoom.Exceptions:  The June 23rd course Good Housekeeping for MS4 DPWs will take pla...

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goats

Beginner Livestock Series

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Join us for an eight part virtual series for those new or interested in livestock production.8 sessions, approximately every two weeks, noon to 1:30pm Session 1 (May 5) Introduction to livestock (land requirements, shelter requirements, infrastructure, zoning)Session 2 (May 19) Introduction to f...

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rube goldberg

4-H Rube Goldberg Challenge 2022

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Let's build something creative! This year's goal is to water a plant.Contest is Saturday, July 23rd.Guidelines: Machine must have a minimum of 7 steps and a maximum of 15 steps. A single step is defined as a transfer of energy.Examples: Ball rolls down a ramp and springs a mousetrap The mousetra...

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festival

2022 Orange County Agriculture & Family Festival

Friday, July 29, 2022

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County for our 2022 Orange County Agriculture & Family Festival!This year, the Ag & Family Festival will return to a three-day event held at the Education Center & 4-H Park located at 300 Finchville Turnpike in Otisville, NY.Come visit farm animals, join ...

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chicken bbq

Cornell Chicken BBQ Dine In or Pick Up

Saturday, July 30, 2022

$15 per dinner Dinner will include a Cornell barbecued chicken half, baked potato, roll, coleslaw, beverage and cookie. All proceeds will support the Education Center & 4-H Park. Dine in or pick up will take place at the Ag & Family Festival on Saturday, July 30th from 5 PM to 6 PM.All...

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silent auction

1923 for OC 4-H Silent Auction

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Come view and bid on the elegant, homemade arts created by local 4-Hers, 4-H alumni, and friends and family! All proceeds will benefit the 1923 for Orange County 4-H 100th Anniversary! This auction will be held during the Orange County Agriculture & Family Festival!The auction will open at 10 AM ...

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festival

2022 Orange County Agriculture & Family Festival

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County for our 2022 Orange County Agriculture & Family Festival!This year, the Ag & Family Festival will return to a three-day event held at the Education Center & 4-H Park located at 300 Finchville Turnpike in Otisville, NY.Come visit farm animals, join ...

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festival

2022 Orange County Agriculture & Family Festival

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County for our 2022 Orange County Agriculture & Family Festival!This year, the Ag & Family Festival will return to a three-day event held at the Education Center & 4-H Park located at 300 Finchville Turnpike in Otisville, NY.Come visit farm animals, join ...

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goats

Beginner Livestock Series

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Join us for an eight part virtual series for those new or interested in livestock production.8 sessions, approximately every two weeks, noon to 1:30pm Session 1 (May 5) Introduction to livestock (land requirements, shelter requirements, infrastructure, zoning)Session 2 (May 19) Introduction to f...

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seed to supper

2022 Seed to Supper: Gardening on a Budget

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County in collaboration with the Newburgh Armory Unity Center will be offering a free three-part gardening series entitled Seed to Supper – Gardening on a Budget.Participants will learn how to: Plan their gardenGet their garden started with healthy soilPlant...

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bountiful harvest

Bountiful Harvest Celebration 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022

Come join us at the Annual Bountiful Harvest Celebration at our Education Center & 4-H Park! You don’t want to miss out on an autumn evening filled with good old-fashioned fun and delicious food prepared from local farms!SAVE THE DATE!Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's seventh annual B...

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pressed flowers

Make a Flower Press/Herbarium

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Have you ever wanted to preserve the beauty of your garden? In this workshop, participants will see examples of herbaria and construct their own wooden 9”x12” plant press/herbarium. Join us to begin the process of preserving your own personal flower collection or to prepare pressed plants for fut...

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botanical drawing

Botanical Drawing – Illustrate Autumn’s Bounty

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Illustrate autumn's bounty with colored pencils. Your completed drawing of colorful leaves, fruits or flowers will make a great seasonal decoration for your home. Review drawing basics: form, tone, and color; become familiar with drawing materials; observe our subject; and do a tonal drawing befo...

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