May 2023 | Vol. 15 Issue 5
Thank You Volunteers!
We had a great turn out for our Sweets and Greet Volunteer Appreciation Night on April 21st. Many yummy desserts were donated by local bakeries along with door prizes from local businesses as well.
We're Hiring!
Join our growing team! Are you passionate about connecting youth to Agriculture using established curriculum? Looking for a cooperative and friendly work environment with fantastic benefits and tons of professional development opportunities? Apply now for the NEW Ag in the Classroom Educator position! One 30 minutes lesson a month delivered across the county in multiple classrooms during the school day! Supplies and mileage provided!

2023 4-H Fair Schedule
4-H Steubenite

Attention all youth that will be selling at the 2023 Sale!
A YQCA certificate will be REQUIRED to sell an animal at the sale.
If you attend an in-person training the $3 fee will be reimbursed the day of the training. The Certificate will be due to the CCE office July 17th, 2023
We're Hiring!
The Life Skills Educator is responsible for community education in financial management and life skills. This also includes the effective utilization of finance volunteers. Utilize volunteers to provide group and one-on-one education intended to increase money management skills and foster behavioral changes that will enable participants to increase their self-sufficiency.

Master Money Mentor Testimonial
“The financial coaching sessions were extremely helpful. I could not have moved forward without the assistance I was given. It has been beneficial to be able to have someone to follow up with”.  

CCE Steuben offers the Master Money Mentors to any and all Steuben County residents! Maybe you've tried everything, but still can't pay your bills on time, or maybe you've experienced a job loss, illness, or divorce. Maybe you feel like your life is spinning out of control from overuse of credit. Whatever the reason for your financial concerns, it might be time to speak to a Master Money Mentor. The Master Money Mentor will work with you to help achieve your goals and create a personalized budget and money-saving tips based on your needs. It's not easy to take the step and talk to someone about your finances but know that your information is secure and confidential. Contact Nancy Reigelsperger, CCE Financial & Consumer Educator to get set up with an MMM at 607-664-2573 or 607-664-2300.
May is the month of mental health awareness.
Mental health is important for our overall health and wellness. Managing your stress levels can help improve your mental health. Help reduce your stress through these tips and ticks:

Reduce your stress with this breathing exercise:
  1. Breathe in slow and deep. Let your stomach fill with air.
  2. Hold your breath for a few seconds.
  3. Exhale slowly and think relaxing thoughts.
  4. Repeat 5-10 times. Concentrate on low, deep breaths.
Reduce your stress and improve your mental health with these physical activities.
  1.  Walking briskly
  2.  Bicycling
  3. Gardening
  4. Running or jogging
  5. Dancing
  6. Yoga

Don’t forget to support your physical and mental health with nutritious meals! Try these SNAP-Ed recipes:

Visit for more tips and resources to help you and your family save time, save money, and eat healthy!

Source: USDA SNAP-Ed Connection
We're Hiring
The SNAP-ED Nutritionist is primarily responsible for the delivery and implementation of established public education programming to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among SNAP-eligible families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the SNAP-Ed New York Southern Finger Lakes Region, with a specific focus on Steuben County.

Beginning March 1, 2023, frontline farm workers and meatpacking workers who incurred expenses preparing for, preventing exposure to, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for a one-time $600 relief payment through this website, which is administered by Pasa Sustainable Agriculture.
Read more here.
What's Bugging You?
Join Live, on the first Friday of every month from Noon to 12:30 EST on Zoom.

Each month, experts will share practical information and answer questions on using integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid pest problems and promote a healthy environment where you live, work, learn and play. We’ll end with an IPM Minute and cover a specific action you can take in the next few days to help you avoid pest problems.

2023 Schedule:
  • May 5: Spotted lanternfly update | Stinging insect ID
  • June 2: Common Garden Insects | Poison ivy management
  • July 7: Pest of home berry plants | Spiders in the home
  • August 4: Groundhog management | Bat exclusion
  • September 1: Right plant, right place | Transplanting trees/shrubs
  • October 6: Jumping worms | Roof gutter pests
  • November 3: Winter Garden prep | Tick check reminder
  • December 1: Houseplant IPM | Firewood pests

Register for 2023 Events Here. Watch the past Event presentations Here.
Useful Links
County Enrollment, Subscription, and Support
The Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program with Cornell Cooperative Extension offers educational programming and research based information to agricultural producers, growers, and agribusinesses in the five county region of Southwestern New York. 

Our specialists work with Cornell Faculty and Extension Educators statewide to address the issues that impact the agricultural industry and provide services to farms of all sizes and production techniques. The educational programming and support that we offer ranges from workshops to on-farm events, and includes one-on-one consultations. Our program is designed to meet the rapidly changing needs of our region's diverse agricultural community. 

For more information, contact any of the specialists.
Please support CCE Steuben by signing up for their enrollment programs.

Reach out to CCE-Steuben at 607-664-2300 and ask about enrollment.
The enrollment form can be found online, here.
The Cornell Vegetable Program works with Cornell faculty and Extension educators to address the issues that impact the New York vegetable industry. The team offers educational programs and information to growers, processors, and agribusiness professionals in pest management, variety evaluation, cultural practices, market development, and farm food safety.

Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists expertise includes processing vegetables, fresh market vegetables, weed science, soil health, food safety, organic, marketing, greenhouses and high tunnels.

To read the Vegetable Programs 2022 Year in Review, click HERE. Learn more about the specialists HERE.

To enroll click here.
The Finger Lakes Grape Program (FLGP) is a regional extension program of Cornell Cooperative Extension serving the grape and wine industry of the Finger Lakes.

The staff of the Finger Lakes Grape Program is committed to providing grape growers in the Finger Lakes and beyond with cutting edge, research-based information to help them improve the productivity and sustainability of their vineyards and the quality of the fruit that they produce. We work with researchers and extension staff from Cornell and other institutions to create informative extension materials and programs that help to keep grape growing a viable and profitable industry that enhances the communities of the Finger Lakes and upstate New York.

Learn more about the specialist HERE.

To enroll click here.
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