2017 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2017!

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Volunteer with 4-H

We're looking for interested adult volunteers to serve as 4-H club leaders and to lead events. You can inspire youth, and help them grow and master new skills.

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4-H Public Presentations

is a program in which youth learn to create a presentation and develop the skills needed to present it before an audience.

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Cooperative Extension puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips! 

In addition to what you'll find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to nonprofit management skills. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit our offices to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!


4-H Youth Awards Ceremony

Friday, January 27, 2017, all 4-H Members & their Families are invited to attend this special evening to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the Putnam County 4-H Youth Members.

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First Planting Dates

Consult our charts of popular vegetables and the earliest and latest dates they safely can be planted (as seeds, transplants, or sets) in our region.

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Putnam County Youth Forum

is a day long event organized by and designed for Putnam County High School students. The forum will feature workshops such as healthy lifestyles, technology, college, etc. and facilitated by professionals.

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Winter Weather Safety

Learn how you can better prepare yourself for the bitter winters of New York State.

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Log-Grown Shiitake Workshop

Cornell Small Farms Program presents a workshop on Friday, March 10th at 9am in Putnam. Anyone who is growing shiitake commercially, starting up a log-grown operation, or considering commercial production is welcome and must pre-register.

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$500 Scholarship

Putnam County graduating high school seniors who are attending college to study Horticulture or an Environmentally related program are eligible to apply for these scholarships

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Last updated January 18, 2017