Thursday, October 16, 2008

America Recycles Day Contest for Schuyler County

America Recycles Day Contest for Schuyler County

Jenna Hicks, Environmental Science Educator

Every year the National Recycling Coalition sponsors a recycling contest to reward those that have been recycling and to encourage others to start recycling. This is the same idea behind the “Save it Schuyler” contest that I am sponsoring this year. The contest will run from October 1– November 15th. Visit our website during this time for a registration form or stop the office to pledge to do your part to recycle.

By filling out one registration, you will be entered into the national, state and local recycling contests. Prizes range from hybrid vehicles and Alaskan Cruises to compost bins and environmentally friendly products.

Take the PLEDGE

Other ideas on how to celebrate
America Recycles Day

  • Call CCE to get the most up-to-date information on how to recycle in Schuyler County and then educate your neighbors and friends on your new found knowledge.
  • Buy a plastic tote or two and designate as your home recycling center.
  • Use cloth reusable bags when shopping instead of plastic.
  • Organize a community or park cleanup.
  • Take the America Recycles Day Pledge. Forms are available at the CCE office or online starting October 1st.

Take the PLEDGE

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Welcome Roger Ort!

Hello! My name is Roger Ort, and I am the new 4-H program assistant. I am also the consumer horticulture program educator here at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County. My family and I moved to Schuyler County in 1999, from York County PA. My family is my lovely wife Maria and our four children. I have worked in the Greenhouse and Garden center business for 28 years. After moving to Bradford NY., I became active in the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. Now our farm hosts numerous rare breeds of sheep, cattle, goats, poultry, waterfowl and rabbits. We also do heirloom varieties of vegetables on the farm that we keep from year to year.

I will be active in Horticulture and Animal Science here at CCE. I will plan many workshops and plan to meet as many people as I can to help our communities.

In the near future we are planning a community garden to benefit our head start program. Also we need to get the Master Gardener program back in our county. Please e-mail at for any concerns, insects, diseases and other topics that I can help with. Or call 1-607-535-7161 ext. 3227 asks for Roger.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Hey everyone!

Welcome to the Schuyler County Land Use Team Blog. The Land Use Team comprises of the following people that all work for Cornell Cooperative Extension Schuyler:

Danielle Hautaniemi- County Planner
Brett Chedzoy- Agriculture Educator
Jenna Hicks- Environmental Educator
Rocky Kambo- Assistant County Planner
Roger Ort- Horticulture Educator
Cathy Barnes- Administrative Assistant

We are going to try and keep people posted on what we have been doing in the area. This may include (but not limited to) educational pieces, pictures, open discussions and even video!
Looking forward to getting this going and also getting great feedback from the community!
Stayed tuned... we will be back with the first "real" entry with in the week!

Thank you,