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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County NY

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Lever Act, which was aimed at educating adults by “diffusing among the people of the United States useful information on subjects related to agriculture and home economics…” by “taking the university to the people.” For over 90 years, Cooperative Extension has been delivering credible information to rural and urban communities in New York State through workshops, meetings, field study, and web articles.

The Cooperative Extension of Warren County (CCE), backed by Cornell University, regularly brings trusted information on agriculture, environmental education, nutrition and health, life skills, youth development, and community development to the people of Warren County. Programs through CEE are offered by locally based extension experts, educators, and volunteers, bringing the university to participants  at their jobs, schools, homes and apartments, libraries, and parks.

Warren County Cornell Cooperative Extension Services

Some of the educational services provided to residents by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County include:

  • Gardening & Landscape: Information on growing and caring for plants, lawns, and crops; how to deal with invasive plants and animals (have you seen the Jumping Worm?); soil testing; guidelines for raising chickens in Warren County; compost education; and dealing with nature’s pests! Learn about our Master Gardeners program!
  • School Enrichment: Educating our youth through fun programs brought to their schools. Our programs include bicycle safety, team building, Arbor/Earth Day events, ATV safety, Teen Awareness programs, and even snowshoeing and archery!
  • Family, Community, and Life Skills: Classes in child development; energy and finance management; managing conflict; parenting programs; and other subjects related to encouraging individual and family growth.
  • Natural Resources: Workshops in logging and forest ecology (including Mark Whitmore’s workshops on the Hemlock Wooley Adelgid); information on ecological sustainability; dealing with invasive species; agroforestry; heating with wood; and maple syrup production just to name a few!
  • Warren County 4-H: Warren County 4-H youth learn leadership skills and responsibility through projects, classes, and events that promote individual and community growth. The goal of 4-H is to help area kids gain friends, respect, confidence, self-discipline, communication, leadership, and life skills.
  • Nutrition: Information on food health, safe drinking water, preservation, storage, and building an emergency food supply kit! Learn about MyPlate, the new USDA food guide tool to help in making wise food choices.

The Warren County 4-H program is one of the most significant youth programs offered through CCE. Operating on the “learning by doing” philosophy, the program is designed to develop future leaders through hands-on projects in health, science, agriculture, and citizenship. Girls and boys, aged 5-18, can take part in programs focused on improving themselves and their community through confidence and leadership-building programs such as “Teens Invited to Make a Difference in Community Health,” and the popular “4-H Adirondack Guide Program.”

View Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County Schedule of Events for programs on subjects like salsa making, growing hemp, jerky making, painting, and pickling!

CEE is governed by a volunteer board of directors and program advisory committees that represent a diverse group of individuals, representing all 12 municipalities and villages in Warren County. Volunteers are always welcome! Top quality training is provided for volunteers.

Find more information on Cornell Cooperative Extension volunteer opportunities. Call (518) 623-3291 or contact them online for more information on their extensive list of programs, or to schedule a workshop for your school, workplace, or group. Warren County Coooperative Extension of Warren County is located on Schroon River Road in Warrensburg, NY.

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