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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 »»

Brook trout fishing in the Adirondacks

April 3, 2013 As the 2013 trout and salmon fishing season gets underway, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has already begun stocking more than 300 lakes and ponds and around 3,000 miles... more »»

The lily of the season

March 20, 2013 The Easter season is upon us. It is a time of joy and celebration, of religious significance, and of the promise of spring and the summer months that lie ahead. more »»

Maple syrup: It’s not just for pancakes

March 6, 2013 “In the north when winter’s claw Relaxes now to keep the laws Of nature in control People come and stand in line To rob the forest of her wine But they don’t feel the cold Love and maple syrup shin... more »»

Hands-on heirloom seed starting workshop

February 20, 2013 On Feb. 2, my absolute favorite meteorologist, the world-renowned weather-predicting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow which, as we all know, means spring will be arriving early this year. more »»

Climate changes will impact forests/maple industry

February 6, 2013 For many of the region’s maple syrup producers, the 2012 sugaring season was unlike any they’d ever experienced. more »»

DEC seeks assistance with wild turkey monitoring

January 23, 2013 The American wild turkey is the most sought after, legally-protected small game species in New York stat. more »»

Tap into it: Maple School on Feb. 2

January 9, 2013 The recently established Franklin County Maple (Producers) Association, in cooperation with Brushton Moira Central School Future Farmers of America and Cornell Cooperative Extension, is pleased to... more »»

New Maple Association formed in Franklin Co.

December 26, 2012 When properly managed, private woodland can be a place for rest, retreat, recreation and spiritual renewal. more »»

Support local agriculture

December 12, 2012 As far as I’m concerned, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a real tree. And I’m certainly not alone in that opinion. more »»



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