Cornell Cooperative Extension to host upcoming landowner workshop

Ties to the Land—Planning for the Future of Your Woodlands.

Join us for this one-day succession planning for forest landowners workshop on Saturday, September 13, 8:30AM-2:30PM at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm classroom. Dr. Shorna Allred, an expert on land succession planning, as well as other speakers, will present on succession planning—the human side of estate planning—focusing on the key challenges faced by family forest owners. This class will also detail the communication and legal planning tools needed to maintain family ties to the land. Landowners will learn about effective tools families can use to direct the future of their land. Includes discussion and Q&A with Lynn Fountain, a local attorney, and Tom Langen, president of the St. Lawrence Land Trust. Registration is $20.00, which includes lunch and extensive take-home resource materials. To register, please call Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County at (315) 379-9192, or email

From Recipe to Market:

A seminar for future food entrepreneurs

Saturday, October 18

Madison Barracks Shared-Use Kitchen

85 Worth Road, Sackets Harbor, NY

Jefferson County

8:00am to 4:00pm


Sunday, October 19

Whallonsburgh Grange Kitchen,

1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburgh, NY

Essex County

8:30am to 4:30pm


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St  Lawrence Level 1

Level 1 Logging Safety To Register call NYCAMH at (800)343-7527


St  Lawrence Level 2

Level 2 Logging Safety To Register Call NYCAMH at (800) 343-7527



Attention Maple Producers:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County is accepting sealed bids for the sale of the following maple evaporating equipment (equipment will be sold as a package; winning bidder must take all):

  • Stainless steel front pan, 4 x 4 foot, built by Dominion and Grimm Inc. in 2008.
  • Stainless steel back pan, 4 x 8 foot, Lighting Evaporator, built by Dominion and Grimm Inc., age is unknown.  Back pan has raised flews with float.
  • Arch, 4 x 12 foot, damaged in fire, missing fire brick lining.
  • Steam hoods for both front and back pans.
  • Preheater for back pan.
  • Steam stacks for hoods and pre-heater.
  • Two oil burners made by Wayne Home Equipment, age is unknown (one burner is in need of repair).

Only sealed bids will be considered. Sealed bids must be delivered to Cornell Cooperative Extension at 2043B State Highway 68, Canton NY, 13617 by 4:30 PM on Monday, September 1, 2014. All bids must include the dollar amount of the bid, name, address, and signature of the bidder, and date, in sealed envelope marked “Maple Bid”. Bids will be opened by Board President and accepted or rejected by Executive Committee.  A certified check will be required before property is removed, and the property must be removed within two weeks after acceptance of the bid offer. Extension reserves the right to reject any and all bids.  Inspection of equipment by appointment only contact Charlie Hitchman at 315-244-0581.

St. Lawrence County Soil & Water Conservation District ANNUAL FISH PROGRAM

Do you have a place you’d like to stock with fish?  The St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District is now taking orders for its annual fish program.  Available are Largemouth Bass, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, and Catfish.  These fish average about 5 inches long and the prices are about $185.00 per hundred depending on the species.  Minimum order is 25 fish.  Fathead Minnows are also available as feed at a lower cost.  Note: Minnows also eat mosquitoes.

Trout will do best in cold ponds.  Rainbow may grow to 20-24 inches and can weigh 2 – 3 pounds.  Rainbows are larger, but Brooks are more aggressive.  The Largemouth Bass do well in warmer ponds.  They may grow to 18-19” and can weigh 4-5 pounds.  A bass requires 8 pounds of food to gain 1 pound of body weight.  Catfish, which are a better fish than the common bullhead, can get up to 5-10 pounds and will tolerate a wide range of water temperature.  All make for some great fishing and eating!

Orders are being taken until October 10, 2014, with pick-up on October 17th.  Proceeds of these sales benefit conservation projects in the county.  The Soil and Water Conservation District has been serving county residents since 1957.

For more information or for an order form, please phone (315) 386-3582, write or stop by the office at 1942 Old DeKalb Road, Canton, NY 13617.  Forms are also available on our website


Free mosquito treatments are available

Free mosquito treatments are available to help stop the spread of the deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus.

The free treatments—packets of a locally produced larvicide that can be used to treat standing water, including small pools, bird baths, livestock watering troughs, rain barrels, and ornamental ponds—are being made available to homeowners through a partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Jefferson, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties. The treatments are funded with a state grant obtained by Senator Ritchie.

The funding will provide anti-mosquito treatment to homeowners across the six counties, and represents the third leg in a plan to beef up the state and local response to EEE—which also includes better coordination among officials in affected counties, and increased state funding for education and prevention—in the wake recent deaths.

Use of larvicides was identified in a special EEE Roundtable of health experts as one more way to help stop the spread of EEE by reducing the number of mosquitoes that could become carriers of the disease.

EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that affects horses and other livestock, and rarely occurs in humans. Five human deaths in New York since 1971 all have occurred in Oswego and Onondaga Counties, while dozens of horses have succumbed in the six counties included in the larvicide program.

The larvicide treatments act to kill mosquitoes before they develop to their biting stage. Homeowners are strongly advised to read the label directions before use.

Homeowners are eligible to receive one free packet of larvicide treatment, which is manufactured by a Central New York company and is available on a first-come, first-served basis through Soil and Water Conservation District offices in the affected counties:  The                  St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District is located at 1942 Old DeKalb Road, Canton, New York 13617.  Phone 315-386-3582.

Grower Field Day and Dinner

July 29, 2014 6-8:00 pm

Extension Learning Farm

2043B Rte 68, Canton, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of St Lawrence County is sponsoring a grower field meeting and picnic supper on Tuesday July 29 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Extension Learning Farm Rte 68 in Canton, NY. Growers are invited to join the discussion of on-going vegetable production projects including season extension, inter-row cover crops, reduced zone tillage, leek moth, and spotted wing drosophila and more. Guest speakers include Amy Ivy, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program: Judson Reid, Cornell Vegetable Program; Anu Rangarajan, Cornell Small Farms Program; Masanori Seto, Cornell Department of Entomology.

Free and open to the public, includes dinner and materials. Registration is required by July 25 to ensure enough food. To register or for more information contact CCE at 315-379-9192 or email stlawrence@cornell.eduThis program is made possible with funding from the Northern NY Agriculture Development Program,