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Maple school scheduled for Feb. 1

January 8, 2014 The Franklin County Maple (Producers) Association, in cooperation with Brushton Moira Central School Future Farmers of America and Cornell Cooperative Extension, has been busily organizing its... more »»

A Christmas kiss under the mistletoe: facts and lore

December 26, 2013 (Editor’s note: Richard Gast’s column normally runs on Wednesdays but due to the holiday, it will run today). more »»

What does the future hold for New York’s moose?

December 11, 2013 Moose once inhabited northern New York in great numbers, but as a result of habitat destruction and relentless hunting, they were eliminated during the 19th century. more »»

The horticulturalist who rescued Plymouth

November 27, 2013 For most Americans, Thanksgiving is, as the name suggests, a time of giving thanks. more »»

A North Country cranberry harvest

November 13, 2013 The 2013 growing season has come to an end. more »»

Cornell Cooperative Extension, 100 years on

October 30, 2013 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County celebrated a century of service to the North Country last week, at our annual meeting and dinner held, this year, at the Malone Golf Course Clubhouse... more »»

Origins of the Jack O’ Lantern

October 16, 2013 With Halloween nearly upon us, children everywhere will be carving pumpkins into the Jack O’ Lanterns that will welcome trick-or-treaters to their homes on Halloween. more »»

The last hummingbirds of the season

October 2, 2013 Migrations are the seasonal movements of animals between their summer breeding grounds and their winter habitats. more »»

Maple workshop will examine strategies for more effective sap collection

September 18, 2013 The sap collection and handling methods a maple syrup producer chooses will greatly influence both the quality and the quantity of the syrup produced and, as a result, the amount of profit that the... more »»

Home grown sweet corn

September 4, 2013 It’s the time of year when most gardeners are sharing an abundance of tomatoes, cucumbers and summer squash. It’s also sweet corn seaso. more »»

Garden planting in August?

August 21, 2013 Anyone who plants a vegetable garden wants to benefit by yielding as much from his or her garden as possible. more »»

Growing successful gardens in a season of rain and cold temperatures

August 7, 2013 This has not been a particularly good year for vegetable gardeners. more »»

Experience CCE, 4-H at Franklin Co. Fair

July 24, 2013 I’ve heard it said, “You can’t call yourself a local until you’ve been to the Franklin County Fair.” It’s the area’s longest running tradition and one of the oldest county fairs in New York s. more »»

Managing New?York’s forests

July 10, 2013 Did you know that there is more forest land in New York state than in any other state in the Northeast? It’s a fact! New York is comprised of roughly 30 million acres of land, of which almost 19... more »»

Emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle

June 26, 2013 In short, an invasive species is one that is not native to an ecosystem and whose introduction causes, or is likely to cause, economic or environmental harm to that ecosystem or to public health. more »»

Pollinator-friendly gardening

June 12, 2013 When I mention pollen, most people immediately think about allergies. more »»

Local farmers markets opening for season

May 29, 2013 For customers, shopping at a farmers market means getting to select from the finest, the freshest and the best local produce and prepared foods that money can buy. more »»

Master Gardeners offering tours, party

May 15, 2013 The Franklin County Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners would like to invite you to join them, on three separate occasions during the 2013 gardening season, to learn about and enjoy the... more »»

On-site Private Forest Resource Management Workshop offered

May 1, 2013 The New York Forest Owners Association (NYFOA) is a well-established and very active statewide nonprofit organization comprised of and dedicated to the needs of New York’s non-industrial private... more »»

Impatiens downy mildew: Gardeners need to know

April 17, 2013 In recent weeks, several alerts focusing on impatiens downy mildew (Plasmopara obducens), an oomycete, or water mold disease, which is related to the pathogen commonly referred to as late blight of... more »»



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