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Birth Date: August 20th want to hear me roar?!! Favorite Artists: Dwight Yoakum, Steve Earle, Toby Best Concert: Neal McCoy Greatest Showman ever!!!! The only artist that has ever had me standing through the entire show, even his Christmas show! Hobbies: Golf, Texas Hold “Em and Eatin’ Cheeseburgers What Froggy fans would be surprised to know about me: Grew up a farm boy, actually rode a horse to go count the cattle every day.  By the way it was uphill both ways! If I had one wish: What really happened at the JFK assination?
Christmas Tree Farm
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Here’s How to Keep Your Real Christmas Tree Fresh

For the first time in recent memory we didn't cut our own Christmas Tree.  We did purchase a real tree from a local greenhouse, though.  The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension say if you don't have time to cut your own, getting it from a LOCAL grower is key to keeping it fresh.  Here's some more of their tips.

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Red Poinsettia
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How To Keep Poinsettias Looking Beautiful Thru The New Year

I'm not sure their has been an official declaration; but let's face it, Poinsettias are the flower of the holidays.  Many use them for decorating from Thanksgiving through the New Year.  The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension have some tips on keeping them looking good.

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4-H Youth at fair
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Saluting Central New York 4-H Youth Members and Volunteers

Today's kids, WOW.  They have been saying that about kids since I was one.  Every generation thinks the next leaves a lot to be desired.  Lynette Kay with with Cornell Cooperative Extensions' 4-H Youth Development says there's lots to celebrate with today's youth and the volunteers that make the program possible. 

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Locally Gown Tomatoes
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From the Fruit Stand to the Grocery Store

If you've been to a grocery store lately you've noticed the many displays for locally grown products.  Public demand has grocery stores, restaurants and cooperatives all looking to purchase products straight from the growers and producers.  Cornell's Small Farms Program is teaching you how to get involved.

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