News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism
The growing season is still in full swing, but here at the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project, we're already thinking about "education season". Six of our 7 online courses - including 4 new topics - are still open for registration, ready to help you continue your farming education.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 16, 2011 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 8 counties in New York as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding, high winds, lightning and cooler than normal temperatures that occurred March 1 – June 1, 2011.
Attention Horse Owners; It’s not too late to vaccinate!
There is still time for horse owners to vaccinate their horses with the dog days of summer just underway. If you already vaccinated; consider vaccinating for Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus. Equine encephalitis (eastern (EEE), western (WEE) or Venezuelan (VEE)) and West Nile Virus (WNV) belong to a group of viral diseases known as “Arboviruses”, diseases transmitted from asymptomatic wild birds and rodents to horses by biting insects like mosquitoes.
With spring upon us, and canning the summer’s harvest right around the corner, now is the time to schedule your appointment to have your Dial Gauge Pressure Canner tested for accuracy. It is essential that low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry are processed by pressure canning, and each year it is important to have your Dial Gauge Pressure Canner tested to insure that the food you offer to your family is safe.
Not sure what to do with your rural acreage? Do you have some land you want farmed out or are you a farmer looking for some extra acreage? If so, you may be joining the ranks of the many landowners and farmers in the Northeast who, by working together are helping keep the “working landscape” open and productive. Cornell Cooperative Extension will host 2 meetings to assist land owners understanding of options to put their land resource to work for them.
Nine area snowmobile clubs that maintain trails in Cattaraugus County will benefit from the annual snowmobile registration fees collected by New York State. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently awarded Cattaraugus County, the municipal sponsor, $170,470.00 in funding to help improve and maintain the 359 miles of funded snowmobile trails in Cattaraugus County.