MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County for our 2021 Sunflower Growing Competition!
This contest is free and open to all youth in Orange County ages 5-19 as well as all Orange County 4-H youth members. If you are a teacher, 4-H Club leader, or other youth leader in Orange County, you can register the youth in your class, club, or group. Registration closes on Wednesday, June 9th.
A packet of five sunflower seeds and growing instructions for each registered youth will be mailed out later this month. For teachers, 4-H Club leaders, and other youth leaders, we will mail you individual packets of seeds for the total number of youth you register and let you distribute them.
The seeds should be planted between June 1st and June 15th. We will follow up with you throughout the summer. Your flowers will bloom in late August and September. Contest submission can be made online from September 1st through September 30th. More details to come. Prizes will be awarded to youth for the tallest plant, largest bloom, etc.
To register, go to our website at www.cceorangecounty.org/events or call Susan Ndiaye at 845-344-1234, Extension 250. You can also learn more about Master Gardeners here: Cornell Cooperative Extension | Master Gardener Volunteer Program (cceorangecounty.org)
Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit our website at www.cceorangecounty.org.
–Jenna Ricker, CCE Orange County