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Enhancing New York’s agriculture and food systems

April 18, 2012 Do you know that agriculture generates about $4. more »»

Manage a woodlot for sustainable firewood

April 4, 2012 I’ve heard it said that the productivity of a woodlot isn’t measured in the wood that is harvested; it’s measured in the amount of wood the land is able to continually produce. more »»

Warm weather impacts maple syrup production

March 21, 2012 Making maple syrup is a North Country tradition and an important cottage industry in our region. more »»

Pruning to restore old, uncared-for apple trees

March 7, 2012 If there is one thing this North Country has plenty of, it’s apple trees that haven’t been pruned, sprayed or maintained in any way, shape or form, for years. more »»

To tap or not to tap

February 22, 2012 While no one knows for sure who was first to tap a maple tree, when it comes right down to it, the basic elements of gathering sap and producing maple syrup haven’t really changed very much over time. more »»

Zom-bees may hold clue to honeybee disorder

February 8, 2012 There’s been a surge in the popularity of zombies in pop culture in recent years. more »»

Become a snowmobile safety instructor

January 25, 2012 Almost all of the snowsledders who ride in New York rely on the state’s more than 10,300 miles of public snowmobile trails for their riding enjoyment. more »»

What’s the fastest growing heating fuel in the country?

January 11, 2012 I’d have been inclined to think that the greatest growth in household heating in this country over the last decade would have been in the use of electricity. more »»

Time to learn about reindeer

December 14, 2011 Several years ago, I overheard a squabble between two young boy. more »»

Snowmobile safety certification courses

November 30, 2011 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County is pleased to offer an Extension-sponsored snowmobile safety certification courses to be held at the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, De. more »»

The tale of the turkey

November 16, 2011 As families and friends prepare for Thanksgiving feasting and holiday celebration, it seems appropriate to take a few moments to consider the story of the American wild turkey, Melagris gallopavo... more »»

Newer lighting technologies save a lot of energy

November 2, 2011 You may not realize it, but lighting can account for a significant portion of your overall home energy consumption, as much as 25 percent if you are still using incandescent light bulbs. more »»

Thirty attend Woodstalk Tour at Miner Institute

October 19, 2011 It was an absolutely glorious Columbus Day. more »»

Cutting back perennials

September 21, 2011 Most gardeners that I talk with share the belief that cleaning up the garden as much as possible in the fall is necessary, not just for aesthetic value, but for control of insects and diseases, as... more »»

In acclaim of William H. Miner

August 24, 2011 Young Willie Miner first arrived at his aunt Huldah and uncle John’s homestead farm in Chazy from Juneau, Wis. in 1873, after his father died leaving him orphaned. more »»

Help save ash trees by collecting their seeds

August 10, 2011 There are more than 900 million ash trees in New York, representing about 7 or 8 percent of all trees in the state. more »»

Agricultural plastic can now be recycled in Franklin Co.

July 27, 2011 The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, will be offering an informative demonstration of the Big Foot plastics... more »»

Perennial plant giveaway offered at VIC

July 13, 2011 The Paul Smiths College VIC is currently removing the perennial flower display from the center’s dooryard flower garden, which is located at the main entrance to the lodge. more »»

Monarch butterflies return to North Country

June 29, 2011 There is a Native American legend that says if you want a wish to come true, you must capture a monarch butterfly, whisper your wish to it and then set it fre. more »»

Local farmers markets open for season

June 15, 2011 When you shop at the farmers market, everybody wins. As a customer, you get to select from the finest, the freshest and the best local produce and prepared foods that money can buy. more »»



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