Donate to Yates CCE- An Extension into the Future
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Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)
continues to be vital to our region's cultural and economic well-being. Cornell
Cooperative Extension touches the lives of adults and children throughout Yates
County, from what we eat and drink to how we use our natural, financial, and
County’s COVID-19 Response continues to inform our need
to prepare for the unforeseen, as well as work on the programs and services you
have come to depend on:
our local 4-H participation in the Yates County Fair; 4-H education in
animal care, animal knowledge and showmanship, science/technology,
gardens, food, and birds; 4-H provides opportunities for youth leadership
development, public speaking, and pathways to college scholarships; staff
developing and disseminating Youth Boredom Buster Kits, for some
non-screen-time indoor and outdoor activity. Teen leadership training to
implement community service projects making fleece animal bedding
blankets, collecting bottles, and supporting local fundraisers such as the
Agriculture- sharing the latest research and
education on ways to increase the safety and profitable local farms;
education on new crops, supporting the next generation of local farms; advocacy
for the right to farm and local farmland preservation; On-Farm Readiness
Reviews providing NYS required GAPS training to local farmers, in-person
field crop inspection project and in-person farm visits. Yates County
Farm Update bi-weekly publication, distributed by mail and
electronically during the growing season. Finger Lakes Farm Country
agritourism website continues to attract new tourist audiences as we
promote local agriculture businesses.
Gardening- CCE staff
continue to respond to local food insecurity concerns, providing container
garden kits [In partnership with the Penn Yan Elks Club] and seed packets.
Gardening Matters Day provided in-person education, and a Facebook
gardening video series reached an average of 200 viewers per episode. The Gardening
Matters newsletter continued its fourth year, providing information on
best practices for growing plants.
Including staff, continued volunteer recruitment, and training in Harmful
Algal Bloom detection/testing with the Shoreline Monitoring Program.
Coalition projects [starry stonewort] continued to develop evolving
strategies on ways to keep the lakes clean. The Watercraft Steward
Program provided community education by conducting inspections and
providing education to prevent invasive species from impacting Keuka Lake (and surrounding waterways).
Providing resources and education on money management; life skills
training to help Yates County residents be employment ready.
Invasive Species & Forestry- resources and education on spotted
lantern fly, spongy month, emerald ash borer, and swallow-wort continued. Phone call volumes remain high for identifying
invasive species and strategies for maintaining trees, shrubs, and other
plants. In collaboration with the Promotions & Marketing
Coordinator, our Natural Resources Educator produced online videos and
newspaper articles to address tree concerns and educate on boot brush
Your support is needed to ensure that CCE can continue
meeting this challenging time's emerging needs.
Our programs help build a stronger community and
contribute to the success of individuals and families. CCE Yates County is a
501©3 not-for-profit educational institution, and your gift is essential to our
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Last updated September 15, 2022