Sign Up for our Second Series of Homesteading Classes
The second series of homesteading classes consists of 8 classes to be held on Thursdays at 6 p.m, and will run from August 25th through December 1st. Read more here.
WNY Home Wine Competition Seeks Entries!
CCE will host the Western New York Home Wine Competition at the Niagara County Fair, Aug. 5-6. The competition is open to all amateur wine makers, 21 years and older, who are residents of New York State or Southern Ontario.
Entries for the wine competition can be dropped off or mailed to us, starting July 25th to August 4th. Entries must include an entry form and a $10 entry fee per bottle entered.
Read more here.
Apply for our Agriculture Career Scholarship!
Two (2) scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded. Download the application here.
Enter our Street-Art Mural Competition for the 2016 Niagara County Fair!
Cornell Cooperative Extension will be hosting a Street-Art Mural Competition on Thursday, August 4th at the 2016 Niagara County Fair. The competition will give young artists the opportunity to showcase their artistry and technique of street-art, competing against one another to win a $100 cash prize and free daily admission passes to the fair.
Participating artists will be judged on their lettering, concept, color and originality while also incorporating the fair theme of “Once Upon a Time in Niagara: the Fairytale” into their vibrant art. The outdoor event will be open to fairgoers to who want to watch the competition. Read more here.
For Street-Art Mural Competition rules and guidelines, click here.
New Mobile Gardening Program to Launch in the City of Niagara Falls
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is pleased announce the May 26th launch of Grow on the Go, a mobile garden project based in Niagara Falls. The program will help Niagara Falls residents grow fruits and vegetables in an urban environment where there can be many challenges in maintaining a successful garden including apartment living with no greenspace, rental homes with limitations on yard space, lack of sunlight, lack of equipment, lack of previous experience or knowledge of gardening.
Read more here.
Enter our Logo Contest for the 2016 Niagara County Fair!
The 2016 Niagara County Fair Logo Contest is now open for youth ages 5 to 19, which will correspond with this year’s theme, “Once Upon a Time in Niagara — the Fairytale”.
A fairytale is a story about magical and imaginary beings and lands, and young artists should use their “special powers” to design a creative logo that ties in to the theme, which will be used for official Niagara County Fair merchandise and promotional materials.
To continue reading, or to see the logo contest rules, click here.
Homesteading Classes to be Offered at CCE Niagara
If you’re interested in sustainability, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County is putting on a program just for you. CCE is offering a series of ten beginning homesteading classes that will run every other Thursday starting March 31st until July 28th at 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport NY.
The series of hands-on classes are great for those with limited experience regarding homesteading but want to gain more knowledge and become more self-sufficient. Take one class or all ten! You MUST pre-register for each class. Class size is limited.
Contact Amanda for more information. 716-433-8839 x231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more here.
Western New York Food Enterprise Center
In the Fall of 2014, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Niagara County was awarded federal funding under the Local Food Promotion Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct a feasibility study for a food enterprise center.
The proposed facility will serve small and mid-size farmers who are looking to produce value-added products, food business entrepreneurs who want to develop new products for market, and will also be an outlet for community education. The center would potentially have a shared-use commercially licensed kitchen in which to prepare and package products. In addition, the center would be a resource center for farms and food business owners to access programs and services to support the growth of their business.
Read more, including survey results, here.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in their 2015 memberships and donations. We greatly appreciate your support. If you missed it, here is the letter that was mailed. You can make your donations by mail or securely through our website. Just click “PayNow”. Annual Appeal and Annual membership / Donation form
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