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Hand Sanitizer, Masks Available For Farmers

Hand Sanitizer, Masks

Available For Farmers

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ONEONTA – Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering free hand sanitizer and face masks to farmers through a partnership with the New York State Dept. of Ag, and Markets.

“Hand sanitizer and face coverings are available for farms and agribusinesses to help ensure a clean, safe local food system this season,” says David Cox, Ag Program Leader at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie and Otsego Counties. “We have ample quantities to handle the anticipated needs for the farm community, but registration is required to ensure a smooth distribution.”

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

Noir Double Feature & Discussion

With Local Author Libby Cudmore

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FILM SOCIETY – 7 – 11 p.m. Cooperstown film society presents Noir double feature ‘The Big Clock’ (1948) & ‘An Act of Violence’ (1949) with special guest Libby Cudmore, author ‘The Big Rewind’ & journalist, joining us for dark discussion of black & white crime. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/FilmSocCoop/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Empty Bowls Luncheon

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BENEFIT LUNCH – Noon – 2 p.m. Support Cooperstown Food Pantry at Empty Bowls Luncheon. Pick a unique bowl by a local potter to enjoy lunch of soup by local chef. Suggested donation $15. Parish Hall, Christ Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2627 or visit cooperstownfoodpantry.org

HELICOPTER – 5:30 p.m. Army Reserve & NY Army National Guard collaborate with Cooperstown Graduate Program for military exercise featuring UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters landing at Bassett. Public is welcome to observe, tour once the aircraft are shut down. Please follow direction of military personnel to ensure a safe distance from the aircraft while it is in operation. Landing will be near Bassett Helipad, across from Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

Farmer’s Learn Animal Nutrition

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FARM CLASS – 5 – 7 p.m. Learn about sheep, goat nutrition for this season when the farmer is solely responsible for the feed with Dr. Tatiana Stanton, Small Ruminant Specialist from Cornell University. Cost, $5/person. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. 315-866-7920 or visit cceschoharie-otsego.org/events/2020/01/21/sheep-goat-nutrition-101

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Volunteering Opportunities For 2020

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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM – Give the Gift of Christmas this holiday season. Adopt a family in need. Visit www.allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ to learn how.

MEETING – 5:30 p.m. Angel Network meets to discuss 2019 Gala, opportunities for different committees (Christmas, my neighbors closet, etc.), 2020 gala, 2020 goals, more. Find opportunities to volunteer. Cafeteria, Cooperstown High School. Visit www.facebook.com/Cooperstown-Angel-Network-373232176025689/

Family Farm Days Showcases Area Agriculture

7th Annual Family Farm Day

Highlights Dairy To Syrup

Andrea Sebeck, Gilbertsville, and daughter Addison meet a very affectionate bovine at Muddy River Dairy in Otego Saturday during the seventh annual Otsego County Family Farm Day. Visitors could pet goats and cows, sample fresh fruits and vegetables and enjoy hayrides around the property thanks to owner Josh Johnson, right. The event, put on by the Cornell Cooperative Extension,  features 55 farms in Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties, from Muddy Acres to the Fly Creek Cider Mill to Middlefield Orchards.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Explore Area Farms

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FAMILY FARM DAY – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Explore local farms throughout Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware Counties. Tour, try products, learn about farming from fish farming to beekeeping, more. Pick up your farm guide from participating, farms, farmer’s markets, libraries, more in the 3 counties. Call 607-547-2536 or download guide from www.familyfarmday.org 

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