HUDSON, N.Y. — Ag Day will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 10AM to 2PM on the campus of Columbia-Greene Community College. This is a family-oriented festival, taking place rain or shine, offering hands-on activities and new experiences for all ages. It is a free public event hosted by Columbia-Greene Community College and is a 4-H 90th Anniversary Event.
4-H clubs from all corners of our twin counties will be there with their project animals – dairy calves, sheep, goats, rabbits, poultry and even piglets! The 4-H members will be happy to share all they know about raising their favorite animal species. 4-H clubs will also have exhibits and hands-on activities for kids to participate in.
Cooperative Extension educators are bringing an array of agriculture-related booths. Learn about worm composting, staying tick safe, and creating healthy snacks from local produce. Bring your questions for the Master Gardener Answer Booth and learn from our regional ag team the impact agriculture has in this area.
Columbia-Greene Community College will share information about admissions and their current agricultural offerings, both in accredited courses and public outreach. Their Conservation Club, Archery Club and Animal Advocacy Club will be there, as well. Refreshments will be offered by the college’s Athletic Department.
Community partners and vendors will provide items to purchase that are locally grown and/or made. There will be tractors, big and small, archery, face painting, and more. To kick off June Dairy Month free ice cream will be provided by the Columbia County Dairy Promotion Committee.
Our stage will be busy all day long, beginning with an opening ceremony at 10:30, followed by our legislator/4-H teen smoothie challenge and then a 4-H Fashion Show and 4-H Public Presentation Showcase. Throughout the day Nancy Carey Johnson, singer/songwriter from Vermont but previously from Millerton, NY and a past local 4-H volunteer, will share her music. Her style ranges from Folky/Country/Blues to Folk-Rock.
We look forward to a great day celebrating our local agricultural heritage and the impact 4-H has had over the past 90 years. Please join us. For more information contact Dr. Joseph Watson at 518-828-4181×3364/ email@example.com OR Linda Tripp at 518-318-1193/ Lke2@cornell.edu. Please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties office if you have any special needs.
Thank you to our community sponsors who are supporting the events in celebration of this 90th Anniversary year of 4-H in Columbia and Greene Counties: Columbia-Greene Community College, Stark Family Reunion, Five County Ag Charity Fund, Inc., Columbia County Tourism, EVR Productions, Hudson Rotary Club, Catskill Rotary Club, National Bank of Coxsackie, Columbia-Greene Media, 4-H Market Livestock Program, Farm Credit East and Wayne C. Speenburgh Greene County Legislature Grant.
Following Ag Day we will be continuing our celebratory year with the 4-H Art Exhibit in the Kaaterskill Gallery at C-GCC during the month of October with an opening reception on Thursday, October 10 from 5-7PM and the 4-H 90th Anniversary Gala and Recognition Dinner on Saturday, October 26 at 6PM at the Churchtown Firehouse.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties
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