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




Youth Fair Talent Show

Youth Fair Talent Show

Red Nose, Green Heart - 4-H Fundraiser

Red Nose, Green Heart - 4-H Fundraiser

4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser

4-H Bottle Drive Fundraiser
Hey 4-Her’s and Families!

Do you have an hour to spare on Saturday, December 3rd 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:  Sat., December 3rd 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 or e-mail mlb222@cornell.edu



IT'S 4-H RE-ENROLLMENT TIME!!!




Don't forget to enroll by November 30th to ensure that you are able to participate in fun activities like the 4-H Youth Fair Superintendent Program, Career Explorations Trip, STARR, etc....you wouldn't want to miss out!!!  If you have yet to send in your re-enrollment forms...contact the CCE office now.


4-H SHOOTING SPORTS - PISTOL PROGRAM


DATE:  Sunday, December 4,th  
TIME:  1PM-5PM
LOCATION:  Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club

MUST be an enrolled 4-H member, be 14 years of age or older &; MUST have completed a Rifle or Air Rifle program prior. Fee $5.



Registration is required for these events by calling the CCE office at 668-4881/623-3291 
or by emailing Michele Baker at:  mlb222@cornell.edu

4-H COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY


Spread some holiday cheer!

One of our holiday community service projects this year will be to spread some cheer to our neighbors here in Warrensburg at the Countryside Adult Home.  We’ll be making each resident of the home a fresh evergreen door charm (swag) to brighten the door to their room.   We’ll also be making mini door knob charms for you to take home.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 6 from 4:30-5:30 pm
WHERE: CCE Education Center, Schroon River Road, Warrensburg
WHAT: Create door charms to give and a door knob charm to take home
COST:  $2/per youth
WHO: Open to all 4-H youth and friends

At the conclusion of the program, we’ll walk to the Home next door to our offices and deliver the charms.

Please call Roxanne at 668-4881/623-3291 or email rmw38@cornell.edu to register by December 2nd.

Countryside Adult Home is a 48 bed, public, non-profit home for adults located in Warrensburg, NY. Their purpose is to provide both long-term residential care and respite care, to adult residents of Warren County, who do not require twenty-four (24) hour skilled nursing services.



Achievement Morning Awards & Recognition followed by the Fall Family Festival Schedule


Schedule of Events 
for Saturday, October 8th 
 Achievement Morning Awards & Recognition followed by the Fall Family Festival

9:15 am           4-H Members, Families and Friends Arrive for
                         Continental Breakfast
9:30 am           Achievement & Recognition Awards

11:00 am*      Fall Family Festival – The fun begins:
Trebuchet (mini pumpkin chucker)
Archery
Plunger Paddle Challenge – challenge your friends,             parents, or club leaders to this one!
Pumpkin & Face Painting
Games & More

Please RSVP by October 2 to Michele at 668-4881/623-3291 or email at mlb222@cornell.edu

*Open to ALL Warren County Youth & Families...we hope to see you there!!!


4-H SHOOTING SPORTS ACTIVITIES

The following 4-H Shooting Sports programs are being offered at the Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club in Queensbury.  All equipment is provided for each program.  Please read the details for specific information.  

«  Sunday, Sept. 25th - 1:00pm—3:00pm—Basic Archery Program MUST be age 8 or over.
« Sunday, Oct. 9th - 1:00pm—5:00pm—Basic .22 Rifle ProgramMUST be age 12 or over.

Classes cover basic shooting position, steps to successful shooting, eye dominance, and aiming.
Depending on the group some skill correction/improvement is also covered.

Participating youth MUST be enrolled 4-H members for insurance purposes. Classes are $5 per youth, or $15 with 4-H enrollment fee.

NOTE: Dates and Locations are subject to change due to weather or scheduling.


Registration is required for these events by calling the CCE office at 668-4881/623-3291
or by emailing John Bowe at: 
jfb32@cornell.edu


4-H COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY - PAPER CLOVER FUNDRAISER


Each spring and fall the Tractor Supply Company (TSC) and 4-H partner for the paper clover fundraising campaign.  For $1 (or more!) customers at TSC can purchase a paper clover and show their support for 4-H.  Seventy percent of the monies raised in this national campaign benefit state and local 4-H programs.   We benefit greatly each year in Warren County from the funds raised by TSC.
Please come out and show your 4-H pride and help our Queensbury Tractor Supply Company store raise funds.  Youth will work at the customer checkout counter with TSC employees or they can serve as greeters just outside the store’s entrance.   We know that when 4-H’ers are present in the store working with the TSC team, we can boost how much we raise by 40%.  Adult supervision is required for any youth participating.

Grab another 4-H friend or come as a club for a fun community service opportunity.  Call Michele at the 4-H office (668-4881) or email mlb222@cornell.edu to sign up to work a shift.

HANNAFORD HELPS REUSABLE BAG PROGRAM


We are happy to announce that Cornell Cooperative Extension has been selected to be a part of the exciting and innovative “Hannaford Helps “ Reusable Bag Program, designed to create revenue streams for local nonprofits like us.

For every blue Good Karma “Hannaford Helps “ Reusable Bag bought in support of our cause at the Hannaford  located at 190 Quaker Road in Queensbury during the month of October, $1 is donated to our cause in order to help us fulfill our mission.  The price of the bag is only $2.29, with the $1 donation included!

In order for us to maximize this opportunity, it’s important that our supporters are aware of this unique chance to support CCE.  Please pass this exciting news on to your friends and family.

Remember, the more of these blue “
Hannaford Helps “ Reusable Bags purchased, the more money we raise to support the important work of CCE.

Thank you so much for your continued support! 


4-H Achievement Recognition Breakfast & Fall Festival


You are invited to the 2016 Achievement Morning Awards Recognition followed by the 4-H Fall Festival!


When:        Saturday, October 8, 2016

                  9:30 am—1:00 pm

Where:       Warren County Fairgrounds

What:         Achievement Recognition Awards & Festival

Bring a friend and get a Stewart’s Ice Cream Certificate!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and can be done by calling the CCE Office at 518-668-4881 or
e-mailing:  mlb222@cornell.edu


4-H CHANGE-4-CHANGE FUNDRAISER

You may remember John Bowe's PINK hair from when 4-H'ers met his challenge and raised over $1,000...well, they've done it again!!! Warren County 4-H Members have once again reached their fundraising goal of $1,000...and John once again held true to his word and is now sporting 4-H GREEN hair! Thank you 4-H'ers for your hard work and thank you to John for being such a good sport! :) If you haven't seen John's new do...he'll be at the State Fair in Syracuse until Sunday, swing by the Warren County Booth and check it out! BUT WAIT!!! The fundraiser isn't over just yet...we have until September 30th to make it to $2,500 to get a 4-H Clover shaved into his head...let's do it! E-mail: mlb222@cornell.edu to make a donation.#TBT #4HFundraising #4HGrowsHere



4-H SHOOTING SPORTS PROGRAMS


Basic Air Rifle
Date:  Saturday, July 23rd
Time:  1pm-5pm
Location:   Dunham's Bay Fish & Game Club. 

The program will cover basic firearm safety, M.A.T.T. Which stands for: Muzzle control, Action open until ready to shoot, finger off the Trigger until ready to shoot, and be sure of your Target and what is beyond it. We will also cover eye dominance, sight alignments, and basic positions.  Open to youth ages 9-19.  Youth must be enrolled in 4-H by date of the class. Limit of 10 youth.


Centerfire Pistol
Date:  Sunday, July 24th
Time:  1pm-5pm
Location:  Dunham's Bay Fish & Game Club.  

The program will cover basic pistol safety, M.A.T.T. Which stands for: Muzzle control, Action open until ready to shoot, finger off the Trigger until ready to shoot, and be sure of your Target and what is beyond it.  We will also cover eye dominance, sight alignments, revolver action and parts, pistol actions, and basic pistol stance. By NYS penal law, youth must be over the age of 14 and by 4-H policy under the age of 19.   To Participate youth must be enrolled in 4-H, must have previous 4-H or hunter education experience, and permission of the Warren County Association Team Coordinator. Limit of 6 youth.

There is a $5 fee per class, plus a 4-H membership fee if not enrolled. 4-H membership is $10  per youth or $15 for all family youth ages 5-19.

All firearms and safety equipment is provided for these courses and was purchased through grant funds of the Friends of the NRA - Patrick Henry branch in Queensbury .

To register for either of these classes, please call the CCE office at 623-3291 or email mlb222@cornell.edu. Questions should be addressed to John Bowe 623-3291.




TINY PINY COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS


Hey Kids!  Brush up on your cooking skills and join us for the 2nd Annual Tiny PiNY (Produced in NY) Cooking Demonstration on Friday, August 12th at 5:00pm at the CCE Education Center in Warrensburg.

PiNY offers 4-H'ers the opportunity to showcase some of the local food products in a tasty out recipe that they prepare without talking!

Want more information to get you started on the road to PiNY?  E-mail Roxanne at rmw38@cornell.edu and she will send you tips to get started.  Winners will have the option of going to the NYS Fair and competing against other 4-H'er from around the state.

4-H FISHING EVENT

Date:  Wednesday, August 17th
Time:  8am-12:30pm
Where:  CCE Education Center (Drop off/pick up)

What:  Come join us for a morning full of fishing and eating.  First we will use catch and release tactics, and then cook up and eat fresh fish for lunch.

Registration is required and can be done by calling the CCE office at 518-668-4881 or e-mailing mlb222@cornell.edu


"CHANGE-4-CHANGE" FUNDRAISER

Great new 4-H'ers! Our "Change-4-Change" cans are here and are ready to be distributed! Lets get these cans out in our Community to raise money for the Warren County 4-H Program AND to turn John's hair green!!! If any of you would like some cans to put out in any stores/businesses that you work at or visit frequently, stop by the office and grab some. You could also take a can to pass around to family and friends so that they can share their spare change with us too!


Who's Up for the CHESTER CHALLENGE???



Dates:  Fridays, July 22, July 29, and August 5

Time:  9:00am - 12:00pm


This summer, 4-H members will have the opportunity to complete the Chester Challenge, in which at least 6 out of the 11 available hiking trails in Chestertown are hiked.  Once the hikes are completed, all hikers who complete the challenge will receive pins that designate them as Chester Challenge Finishers.

These hikes will not only be open to the 4-H Adirondack Guides, but will also be open to any registered Warren County 4-H members and their families.

1.  Friday, July 22nd:  Chester Creek, Palmer Pond, & Cougar Nature Trails
2.  Friday, July 29th:  Stewart Mountain & Kipp Mountain
3.  Friday, August 5th:  Meade Mountain & Beckman Mountain  

For more information about this, or any of the Adirondack Guide opportunities, please contact Marybeth at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County at 518-623-3291, or email: mem467@cornell.edu.






4-H Green Gardens


We are proud to announce the creation of our new educational gardens at the CCE office.  These
educational gardens will be used to teach youth and their families lessons about food production and the nutritional benefits of local, whole foods, while simultaneously promoting and encouraging food sustainability and security. Each participant will be able to share in any harvested produce, and extra food will be offered on a share basis with limited income families and local food pantries.

The start to the educational gardens has been made possible by the generous Holiday Matching Grant from Stewart’s. Further donations from organizations or individuals are being sought for materials and equipment necessary for the successful running of the garden, including a tractor with a 3-point hitch, ROPS system, and PTO. All donors will be recognized in Association publications, including the Warren County Connection, Progressive Youth, and Program Update. Donors will be acknowledged through media outlets such as local newspapers and through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Contributors of $150 or more will be included on a plaque that will be posted in the garden, and for those who donate $1,000 or more will have sections of the gardens named after them. Tax deductible donations can be sent to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County 377 Schroon River Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885 or visit our GoFundMe account at  https://www.gofundme.com/23kj2tg

If you are interested in participating in this project - volunteering in the garden, learning from the garden and our educators, or in donating funds or materials for this project, please contact Marybeth at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County at 518-623-3291, or email: mem467@cornell.edu.

4-H'er in the Spotlight


Congratulations to former Adirondack Guide Member, Alex Knecht, on receiving his Guiding Licence!  

According to Alex: "The vast majority of the material on the NYS guiding test was taught to me on 4-H camping trips."  

Keep your eye out for Alex this summer as he may be chaperoning some of our trips!

"Change for Change" Fundraising Challenge

Many of you remember when we raised enough money in the “Think Pink – Live Green” fundraiser and John colored his hair pink! 

Well there’s a new challenge!!!  Collect your loose coins over the summer through September...turn them in by September 30
th and John will:

·  $500 raised:    He will wear a green Jets shirt
        (he is a diehard Patriots fan);
·  $1000 raised:  He will dye his hair 4-H green;
·  $2500 raised:  He will dye his hair green and have a 4-H clover cut into the back of his head.

You can help us meet the challenge...and all monies will go to the Warren County 4-H Youth Development Program and camp scholarships.

3 Easy Ways You Can Help:
R Donate your Nickels – take your refundable bottles to the Direct Deposit Bottle Redemption Center in Warrensburg and tell them is for Warren County 4-H.
R Put out a change collection can at a local spot where you know we may get support.
R Make a donation yourself – paper money is gladly accepted.

Contact the CCE office to make a donation:  668-4881/mlb222@cornell.edu


4-H COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

The Tractor Supply Company (TSC) Spring Paper Clover fundraiser will take place from April 13-24th
We know that when 4-H’ers are present in the store working with the TSC team, we can boost how much is raised by 40%
Contact the 4-H office if you are able to give a couple hours over a weekend during the event to come to the Queensbury store and help bag merchandise, work at a 4-H information table or greet customers.


NYS SHOOTING SPORTS BANQUET


The New York State 4-H Shooting Sports Banquet is held annually for two purposes: 
to honor the volunteers and staff that make the program happen; and to raise the majority of funds used to support the program.

In 2016, Warren County will host this annual event at the Fort William Henry in Lake George on Saturday, April 23rd.  Doors open at 4pm for the auction viewing with a buffet dinner served at 6:30pm.

Many fine guns and a broad variety of items will be available through games and drawings, as well as a silent and live auction.

We are seeking youth to help assist with this event.  If you would be willing to assist as a “runner,” running a game, or other related activities, please call and let us know.  The auction can always use an extra pair of hands. 

For tickets or more information, call 623-3291/668-4881.


4-H SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS

Focus on Photography

When:  Tuesday, April 26th
Time: 1-4pm 
Where:  CCE Education Center


Learn some skills of great photography including composition and focal point and try out your new skills in the field.  We’ll also explore what 4-H Fair judges look for when they judge a photograph and tips on how to make your photograph and presentation a blue ribbon entry.

This class is open to 4-Hers 11 years and older. Youth must bring their own digital camera, cell phone with camera or ipad and have a basic knowledge of how to use the device to take photos. 

Class size is limited.  Pre-register by April 11th by calling the CCE office at 668-4881/623-3291 or e-mailing:  mlb222@cornell.edu





 Hunter Education Class
http://warren.cce.cornell.edu/events/2016/04/26/hunter-education-field-day-for-home-study-course


When:  Tuesday, April 26th
Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Where:  Dunham’s Bay Fish & Game Club
Space is limited to 25 seats!


This class is free and open to the public (ages 11.5 years of age and up). The course is "Home Study," materials MUST be picked up at the CCE Education Center Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, BEFORE April 12th.


Homestudy workbook must be COMPLETED to gain entry to class.  NO EXCEPTIONS.   Bring a lunch with you. 

To register, contact the CCE office at 518-668-4881 or e-mail mlb222@cornell.edu




Fisheries Management Tour

When:  Wednesday, April 27th
Time:  9am—12pm
Where:  Warren County Fish Hatchery

Join us as we tour the Warrensburg NYSDEC Fish Hatchery to learn about the common fish species of the Adirondacks and how the hatchery works to keep our waterways stocked. 

This program is free and open to all 4-Hers.

Please contact the CCE office to register for this program by April 11th .
** Please dress warmly as part of the tour will be outside.  Families are welcome to bring a lunch-picnic tables are available. 

** Transportation is available for those wishing to join us for Sport Fishing Jeopardy afterwards. 



Sport Fishing Jeopardy

Answer:  Fun, Educational,and the perfect follow-up to a fish hatchery tour.
Question:  What is Sport Fishing?   

When:  Wednesday, April 27th
Time:  1pm—2:30pm
Where:  CCE Education Center

Sport Fishing Jeopardy is the perfect follow up to the fisheries tour.  Come have fun, test your knowledge and maybe even learn something.  Fun prizes will be given to the winning team.
Registration is required by April 11th and can be done by calling the CCE Education Center at 518-623-3291/668-4881 or e-mailing mlb222@cornell.edu




"Where Does My Food Come From?" 


When:  Thursday, April 28th

Time:  11:00pm—12:30pm
Where:  CCE Education Center

Come learn about the differences between organic, heirloom, GMO, and local foods – and then assist with cooking and taste-testing recipes made with those different food sources – as well as start some seedlings which will be able to be brought home after the program’s completion. 

The program is limited to 15 participants, between the ages of 5-19. Pre-register by April 11th by calling the CCE office at 668-4881/623-3291 or e-mailing:  mlb222@cornell.edu