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CCE Onondaga secures $5.3 Million Nutrition Education Contract!

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County has successfully secured a $5.3 million, five-year contract to implement a regional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program (SNAP-ED). The purpose to the program is to educate low-income residents who are eligible for, or in receipt of SNAP benefits, in how to manage their resources to secure nutritious food for themselves and their families….

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It all starts with the Grocery Cart – The first step in eating right is buying right!

IMG_1044During March, Nojaim Grocery Store on Gifford Street was host for over 35 shoppers who learned new skills to purchase healthy food on a budget. Our Nutrition educators provided point-of purchase information focused on produce, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean, and inexpensive protein sources. Tour participants received a $10 gift card to purchase healthy…

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Lowered Technology Cost Means Boost for a Onondaga County Maple Producer

March 23, 2015

Greg McCartney loves to make maple syrup. A native of the Adirondacks, McCartney’s grandfather was a dairy farmer and a maple producer with thousands of buckets and a 20 foot long arch. This was mapling the old-fashioned way.

When McCartney moved to Camillus he was still producing syrup the old-fashioned way, hanging buckets and boiling on a flat pan. Only his…

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CommuniTree Stewards: We want YOU!

Onondaga County residents are wanted to participate in the CommuniTree Stewards volunteer program! This FREE training and service program was born out of the Labor Day Storm, which had catastrophic effects on the urban tree canopy in Syracuse. Stewards learn the basics of young tree care and maintenance…

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Grafting Workshop Offered April 12

Join us for an in-depth fruit tree grafting workshop that includes hands-on demonstration of the whip and tongue technique. John Reynolds of Daring Drake Farms is the instructor. Participants will take home two grafted fruit trees. Space is limited, so register today! More information here.

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CCE’s Mission

The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.

Cornell Cooperative Extension fulfills this mission through a commitment to lifelong education that is learner-centered and results-oriented.

Contact Us

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County
The Atrium, 2 Clinton Square
Syracuse, NY 13202

Telephone: 315-424-9485
Fax: 315-424-7056

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Mon-Fri