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County Extension celebrates 100 years

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County is celebrating it centennial. Come join the celebration at an open house on Friday, Oct. 13, 3 to 6 p.m., at the Brunswick Community Center, 18 Keyes Lane, Troy. Light refreshments will be provided by the Farmer’s Feed Bunk.

The group’s annual meeting will follow at 7 p.m..

RSVP is recommended but not required. Call 518-272-4210 or email mmp74@cornell.edu/.

Visitors can learn what the agency is doing throughout the county. Offered will be interactive activities from nutrition and healthy homes to drones, agriculture, horticulture and 4-H, a petting zoo, a walk down memory lane and a display on how CCE is Growing the Next Century in Rensselaer County. Visit 


The Rensselaer County Cornell Cooperative Extension has been collecting stories  and memories from local farmers, families and businesses detailing how the organization has helped over the years – “whether they took place 100 years ago or just last year.” The group is also putting together a time capsule that “when opened in the future, there will be clear evidence of the vitality, education and relevance our organization has provided.” For information,  contact Bernie Wiesen at 518-272-4210.

Gloria Mazure

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