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The nation's biggest Greek yogurt company – and the one who made Upstate New York the "Silicon Valley of Greek yogurt" – is giving a big chunk change to Cornell University to fund the next generation in dairy research. Chobani's $1.5...
In good news for the, oh, 101 percent of us somewhat baffled by how the Affordable Care Act (often called Obamacare) will impact us personally, Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a number of workshops in the North Country for individuals,...
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Feb 18, 2011 — Birders in the Northeast expect to see fewer robins and more redpolls as thousands of citizen scientists across North America get out their tally sheets for the 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Pat Leonard, of the Cornell Lab, helps coordinate the annual weekend count. She says the survey, which began this morning and continues through Presidents' Day, gives a snapshot of bird populations and migration trends. Leonard says the event typically records millions of observations. Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Jun 08, 2010 — Three hundred "bucket gardens" are being handed out to those in need at food pantries in Jefferson County this week. LaFargeville students, nutrition experts at Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Food Bank of Central New York have teamed up again this year to help increase food security and decrease hunger. Rosalind Cook, with Cornell Cooperation Extension, told Todd Moe that the "garden in a bucket" program began four years ago, and each year they get more ambitious. Go to full article
Ithaca, NY, Nov 04, 2009 — Ornithologists at Cornell University would like the public's help with counting birds this winter. Project FeederWatch runs from November 14th through early April. Participants count the number and kinds of birds at their feeders and enter it online. Todd Moe talks with ornithologist and Project Feeder Watch coordinator David Bonter. Go to full article
Apr 01, 2008 — Six North Country maple producers are working with Cornell University researchers on climate change and its effects on the industry. The climate patterns producing warmer winter weather and increased thawing in January are causing some maple producers to test their taps earlier in the winter. Todd Moe spoke with Mike Farrell, Director of the Uihlein Maple Research Station in Lake Placid, about climate warming and maple production. Will the North Country's annual Maple Weekend in 2080 be held in mid-January? Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Oct 25, 2007 — If you drive down the back roads near Wadhams, in Essex County, you may come across an old farm that straddles Crooked Brook. In the place of corn and hay you'll find massive sculptures turning slowly in the wind. Piles of stone decorate the fields. This is the reinvented world of Ted Cornell, an artist and activist who made his home in the North Country fifteen years ago. Brian Mann visited Cornell's farm this autumn and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Aug 21, 2007 — Severe storms last Thursday knocked out power to thousands of people across the North Country and Vermont. Strong winds downed trees and power lines, even blew over a tractor-trailer on the Adirondack Northway. The fast-moving storms also produced hail which hit some area farm fields hard. Damage to crops was severe in the Beekmantown area. Clinton counties cooperative Extension is holding an emergency meeting today at noon to talk about what farmers can do to salvage as much of their harvest as possible. Field corn, hay and soybeans will be the focus. The meeting will be held at the Bill Atwood farm on the corner of Burke and Pardy roads. Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about today's meeting. Go to full article
Jan 19, 2007 — Temperatures this winter have left a lot of people wondering... December's 70-degree days caused flowers to bloom - but also contributed to concerns over global warming. This week's cold snap - reassuring to some - has raised new questions about the health of the North Country's ecosystem. What do these fluctuating temperatures do to plants, soils and watersheds? Was there any damage to area farms? Or livestock? Jonathan Brown put these questions to farm-business manager Bill Van Loo, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Go to full article
by Greg Warner
Jan 13, 2006 — Agriculture is changing in the North Country. Dairy still dominates the countryside, but more farmers are turning to alternative means of working the land. Some of these 'non-traditional' farmers are retirees, or out-of-towners seeking a pastoral life; others are local people, hoping to stay put. Cornell Cooperative Extension is running a series of seminars called Building Your Small Farm Dream. It assists farmers with all stages of the process. Recently, participants from six counties gathered for a day-long conference in Canton. Gregory Warner went out to meet some of them. Go to full article