Office Hours

The Cornell Cooperative Extension office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Check out the 4-H Calendar at the bottom of this page to see what's happening with the Warren County 4-H program. Please make sure to contact us if you see something you want to be a part of~most events need pre-registration.

518-623-3291 or 668-4881 - or you can e-mail: mlb222@cornell.edu




Red Nose, Green Heart - 4-H Fundraiser

Red Nose, Green Heart - 4-H Fundraiser

4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

4-H Adirondack Rendezvous


Date:  Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Time:  10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:  CCE Education Center

Are you looking for a something fun to do during the Holiday Break? Come join us for a “4-H Adirondack Rendezvous”. The day will be comprised of three fun filled workshops, free of charge and open to all. Come to one or come to them all! Please call the CCE office to register for any of the following programs (518)668-4881.

From 10:30-Noon, join us for “WHEP: Act like an animal!” Strap on some snowshoes (like a lynx or hare) and go for a snowshoe around the education center to look for wildlife signs, animals, and habitat that is adapted to winter survival. A hike will be substituted if we do not have any snow. Afterward, we will warm up inside with hot cider as we discuss what we saw, and register any birds we spotted on the Project Feeder Watch website.

From Noon-2pm, get cooking with “Flip for 4-H Pancakes”. Learn to make delicious oatmeal whole grain pancakes and homemade New York apple sauce! Make it all from scratch, learn why these recipes are good for you, and eat up!

Lastly from 2-4pm cast your cares aside and come have fun at a “4-H Sport Fishing Workshop!” Not only is fishing enjoyable, it is a valuable wilderness survival skill that has been a part of Adirondack living for centuries. We’ll be exploring and practicing the traditional skills of fishing from using just the right bait to casting like a pro. And, of course, we will be learning to identify various kinds of fish.

So, come spend a few hours with us and sharpen your fishing skills while having fun! If the weather permits, we will be casting outside so please bring appropriate clothing.

Trading Blanket: As many of you know, 4-H has started a “Change for Change” program and we are offering each of the participants a chance to “trade” in their change for 4-H swag! That’s right, you will have the chance to barter for various types of 4-H items. So, start gathering up your loose change and bring to the trading blanket to swap with the 4-H staff

Give Thanks with 4-H


4-H wishes our local Fire Departments, Police Departments, EMS, and Veterans a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for all that you do for our communities.

Thanks to all of the youth who pitched in on Sunday, November 22nd at Crandall Public Library to make them these awesome cards!

Help Sack Hunger this Holiday Season



According to information from the USDA, 49.1 million Americans, and more than 15.8 million children, suffer from hunger.  Child hunger is most prevalent before and after school, during weekends and holidays.  Please help us do our small part in sacking hunger this holiday season.

Help us “sack” hunger this holiday season by providing the makings for a complete dinner for 8 people.  Our goal is to provide dinner “sacks” to the 30 families in the North Country Outreach backpack program in Johnsburg before the students leave for the holiday break.

Help us reach our goal of 30 “sack” dinners by either:
« Buying all of the items listed below for a creamy, chicken dinner with pumpkin muffins and fruit for dessert and bring your grocery “sack” to our office before December 17th.  Please find the “sack” ingredients below.

OR

« Sending a check to Warren County Cooperative Extension 4-H for $15.00 before December 17th.  (please note “4-H Holiday Sack Program” on check) and we’ll do the shopping for you.


Shopping List for Creamy Chicken Dinner and Dessert: (serves 8 @ $1.87 per serving) 
£ 16 oz. bow tie or shell pasta
£ 2 cans (10 ¾ ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup
£ 12 oz. evaporated milk (choose 2% or fat free) + 1/2 cup water
£ 2 cans (14.5 ounces) mixed vegetables (Del Monte or Libby)
£ 1 can (12.5 ounces) chicken
£ 15 oz. can real pumpkin (not pie filling)
£ 1 box spiced cake mix
£ 29 oz. can fruit cocktail in fruit juice


Please contact the CCE office to receive your “sack” by calling 518-623-3281/668-4881 or e-mailing mlb222@cornell.edu

OR mail your donation to: 
CCE Warren County
377 Schroon River Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885

http://warren.cce.cornell.edu/resources/help-sack-hunger-this-holiday-season

Volunteers Needed


Do you have an hour to spare on Saturday, December 12th between 9 am and 1 pm?  One of our community service projects this holiday season is to ring the bell for the Red Kettle Campaign. 

When:   Saturday, Dec. 12th from 9:00am – 1:00 pm
             (in hour increments)
Where:  Wal-Mart, Quaker Boulevard, Queensbury
Why:     To help raise money to support the work of the Salvation Army
Who:     You!  Call Michele to sign up for an hour at 668-4881.


Seeking Teens for the NEW Invasive Species Action Team (ISAT)



Program Introduction and Purpose:
The Invasive Species Action Team (ISAT) program is designed to educate and inform youth, especially teens, about the impact of invasive species of plants to both the ecology and economy of New York State. ISAT Teen Ambassadors will share information on what species are of concern, how they are impacting the local ecology and economy, and how other youth can become involved in monitoring and eradication efforts.

Participants will:
·  Learn more about local invasive terrestrial plant species of concern.
·  Experience hands-on educational activities.
·  Develop leadership and communication skills.
·  Gain documented work experience.
·  Sharpen public speaking skills.
·  Earn a $400 stipend upon completion of the program.

Time Requirement:
This program is now open to youth age 13 or older with 4-H Educator endorsement, with applications due by December 1, 2015, and with final selection of participants by January 1, 2016. The program will run through the end of September 2016.

Travel Requirement:
The ISAT Teen Ambassador training will be February 15-16, 2016 at Amboy 4-H Environmental Center. It is highly recommended that the ambassadors attend the STARR program in April, and be willing to serve as a 4-H Teen Assistant at the NYS Fair during their county time periods.


Want more information?  Contact Marybeth Mitcham by e-mail at:  mem467@cornell.edu or call the CCE office at (518) 623-3291.

Teens Invited to Make a Difference in Community Health



Cornell Cooperative Extension and 4-H of Warren County and Washington County invite teens to join the 4-H Choose Health program and make a difference in their communities! “The Choose Health program came out of a concern that many children have habits that could lead to health issues and chronic disease either in childhood, or as they become adults,” explains Abby Henderson, a 4-H Community Educator. “We want all kids to learn healthier habits and have fun along the way!” 

Teens have the unique opportunity to help fight this growing concern by becoming 4-H “Choose Health Action Teens”, or CHATs. CHATs will receive training in healthy food choices and active living, and then use those skills to teach healthy habits to younger children.

For more information or to join CHAT, please contact Abby Henderson by e-mailing
aef 225@cornell.edu or calling the CCE office at 518-623-3291.

Intermediate & Advanced Archery Programs


Date:  Sunday, January 3rd
Time:   1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location:  Dunham's Bay Fish & Game Club
2080 Ridge Road
Queensbury, NY 12804


Warren County 4-H Shooting Sports program will be conducting a 4-H archery program on Sunday, January 3rd at Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club. Children 8 years to 18 years of age will learn all fundamental safety steps for handling and shooting a bow. 


Intermediate will run from 1-3PM and will cover the use of compound bows, discuss basic use of sights, and continue to build on shooting form.  Advanced will run from 3-5PM and will use crossbows with red dot sights.   

As with all NYS 4-H Shooting Sports programs, Warren County instructors are either State or nationally certified in their area of discipline. Safety is always the primary focus of the program. There is a limit of 12 youth for this program. Bows, arrows, tabs, arm guards, and targets will be provided by 4-H for this event.

Fee:  $5 for current 4-H members, and $15 for non-members (which includes a required 1 year membership in 4-H). Pre-registration is required by calling 623-3291 or 668-4881.

To register please contact John Bowe by e-mailing jfb32@cornell.edu or calling 518-623-3291.

http://warren.cce.cornell.edu/4-h/4-h-shooting-sports

4-H BOTTLE DRIVE


Extra! Extra! It’s Re-enrollment Time!

The fees will REMAIN THE SAME, IF YOU RENEW BY NOVEMBER 30th
¨   Single Youth Membership $10
¨   Family of Two or More Youth $15
¨   Inclusive Membership $30 (includes FREE admission to all programs with a program fee of 5 or less)
¨   There are no fees for volunteers at this time.
        Warren County is still one of the most affordable programs in the state.  

Here are some changes for 2015-2016:
¨ Each 4-H family/member will once again be responsible for completing and returning his/her re-enrollment forms to our office. 
¨ Re-enrollment forms MUST be completed, paid, and returned to the office by November 30th for members to be considered to participate in county trips, club points, or specific programs.  This ensures that the youth are covered by our insurance program.
¨ Re-enrollment forms returned AFTER November 30th will be charged $20 for single membership, $30 for two or more youth, and $60 for the inclusive membership.
¨ There is an updated re-enrollment form that combines the re-enrollment form,  a  NEW code of conduct, photo release, and acknowledgement of risk forms into one form that requires two sets of initials and one parent and one youth signature.  No more of the four different forms...this should make your job easier!!!  Only the 4-H medical form is still separate

It has been a great year here at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County.  According to
preliminary data from our ES237 report (that’s Government lingo for attendance numbers), we have once again reached over 4,000 youth during school enrichment, special interest, and club programming. 

So, let’s get the new year party started! 





Why I Joined 4 H Video - Weston

Why I Joined 4 H Video - Novalee

Why I Joined 4 H Video - Delilah

Why I Joined 4 H Video - Brent

4-H Paper Clover Fundraiser




Support 4-H in your community with a visit to the Queensbury Tractor Supply store between October 7th and 18th. Purchase a Paper Clover for $1 at the register and proceeds will go to your local 4-H program.  

Visit:  www.tractorsupply.com/4-H for more information.

Congratulations to the NYS Fair Talent Showcase Participants from Warren County!


A record number of youth went on from the Warren County Youth Fair to participate in the NYS Talent Showcase in Syracuse this year! 
 
Congratulations to 
Amelia, Delilah, Gillian, Isabella, Julianna, Megan,
and Willow 
for their awesome performances!  






Tiny PiNY Competition

What:     Tiny PINY 

       Cooking Competition - Round 1 

Who:  4-H Youth 8-19 years old

(Junior Division 8-12 y.o. & Senior Division 13-19 y.o.)

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time:  6:00 pm

Where: CCE Education Center



Calling ALL kids who like to cook and bake – enter to present your recipe in the Tiny PINY silent cooking demonstration.   Here’s your chance to demonstrate your food preparation skills while promoting a tasty recipe featuring New York State food products.

Interested?  Contact Roxanne at rmw38@cornell.edu or by phone at 668-4881 to register.  For more information about the competition including menu planning sheet, helpful hints, and the rules & regulations for the competition please see the link below. 

The final round will be held at the Warren County Youth Fair on Saturday, August 8th.   Winners will be given the opportunity to compete at the NYS Fair in Syracuse on September 1st.

With the generous support of the Golub Foundation (Price Chopper), we will have available to loan clear mixing bowls, rubber spatulas, wooden spoons, and clear measuring cups to enhance your demonstration.  New York State Fair admission tickets will also be awarded to winners.

Any 4-H youth between the ages of 8 – 19 are encouraged to register. 



For specific competition rules and requirements, please click on the link below:

Tiny PiNY Information Packet