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Herkimer County 4-H Youth Garden for the Utica Zoo

They say music calms the savage beast, apparently fresh produce doesn't hurt either. The Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in Herkimer County spent their summer maintaining a garden at the Utica Zoo. Their payoff comes Monday.

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What’s Going On at the 2017 Boonville Oneida County Fair

Country Scenes and Children's Dreams is the theme at the 2017 Boonville-Oneida County Fair. The fair runs Tuesday, July 25 through Sunday, July 30th. Here's the what and when.

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German Firms Invest in Trainees and Apprentices
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Get Preview of College Life at Annual Equine And Dairy Camp

Have you seen the price of college?  You'll want to make sure the kids know their career path beforehand.  And that's what makes this two day-one night camp perfect for youth 14-19 years thinking about a career in the equine or dairy field.

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Oneida County Fair Dairy Princess
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Deadline For Dairy Princess Application Nearing

The annual Dairy Princess Banquet is April 30, and while that seems like a long way off, the deadline for applying is nearing.  Other Cornell Cooperative Extension award deadlines are coming soon too.

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Kid and Mom on Farm
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Miss the Farm Safety Program, Here’s a 2nd Chance

Safety is always important when working with farm equipment, and by NY State law, teens between 14 and 16 must complete this course before working on a farm.  Herkimer County's Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be conducting the next Safe Tractor and Machinery program.

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Food Safety Hearing
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Teens Wanting to Work on Farm Need This Course Now

NY State law requires farm hands working machinery or tractors be age 16 or over. However, Madison County's Cornell Cooperative Extension, FFA program and Morrisville State College offers a safety course that enables younger teens to be employed.

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NY State Fair Dairy Day 2016
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Only 60 Spots Available for Youth at Dairy Discovery Workshop

14 to 19 year old youth who are thinking dairy may be in their future don't want to miss Cornell Cooperative Extension's annual Dairy Discovery Workshop.  Register now, there are only 60 spots available.

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Horse Brushes
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Buying or Selling Help 4-H Youth at Annual Tack Sale

Time for spring cleaning in the horse barn?  Or maybe you need to add some equipment. You can accomplish both and help the Oneida County 4-H Horse program at the annual Tack Sale.

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Animals Are Treated At Veterinary Hospita
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Got a Future Veterinarian in the House – Don’t Miss This

If there is a future veterinarian in your home?  Then don't miss Cornell Cooperative Extension's Winter Vet Series.  The program, for 6th through 8th graders, coincides with the Winter School Break and will feature tours at a clinic and farm.

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Student Voting
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Student Internships Available With Herkimer County Government

We've probably said it before, but it's worth repeating, 4-H provides many one-of-a-kind opportunities for students. Here's the perfect example, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Herkimer County's 2017 Spring 4-H Government Intern Program.

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Brown Corn Stalks
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Oneida and Herkimer County Not Eligible for Drought Disaster Loans

Spring and summer weather in 2016 was unusual even for Central New York standards. Many parts of the region went without rain, but apparently that wasn't true for Oneida and Herkimer counties when it came time for disaster area loans. 

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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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