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Enjoy this newsletter full of upcoming events and a few of our recent highlights. Stay with us on social media and check out website for the latest programs in your community!
"An Invitation Only" Reception featuring local food and beverage artisans

November 4, 2021 • 5pm-9pm
Port Jefferson Village Center Gallery
101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson


For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County,
Cornell Creates Community or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact
Judi Veeck, Development Director at 631-644-1191.
Proceeds to benefit the programs of
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
We Are CCE of Suffolk – Here for You, Your Neighbors and Families since 1917.

We are honored to debut this video that exhibits a small window into the world of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE).

CCE-Suffolk serves Suffolk County with our Agriculture, Marine, Community Education and 4-H Youth Development programs. We are educators, researchers, specialists, and volunteers dedicated to our mission of preserving our county's vast heritage, protecting our eco-systems, supporting families, and providing our youth opportunities for community service and research-based education in science, technology, engineering and math. (STEM)

To accomplish our mission, we collaborate with researchers, all levels of government, Cornell University, non-profits, and community groups to bring innovative programs and services to Suffolk County.

Whoever you are and whatever you do, chances are – CCE of Suffolk has a program for you. Enjoy this brief video and follow it up with a visit to our website, and find out for yourself what we are all about!

CCE Fisheries Team has been funded by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to provide education and outreach to New York commercial fishermen across Long Island. The electronic vessel trip reporting (eVTR) project will help New York modernize fisheries data collection, while simplifying the process for fishermen. 
CCE Marine staff will provide training and technical support to an estimated 240 active fishermen. Through outreach and training events, we will assist fishermen with how to register, use and adopt these eVTR systems. CCE will provide 50 iPads for active fishermen. To date, we have given out 29 iPads.

Play Time, Learn Time
The Community Education Program offers Play Time, Learn Time at the Farm’s Nature Explore Classroom. This is a wonderful opportunity for little ones (ages 1-5) to discover this outdoor space which allows for plenty of messy play, building and interactive art exploration as well as a music and movement area. While your little ones play nearby, our Parent Educators will be available to answer your parenting questions.

Play Time, Learn Time is free and is being offered every Monday and Thursday from 2:00-3:00 from September 27 – November 18. You are welcome to come to one or all of the available dates! Spread the word!
In The News
When this dietician has questions about her backyard farm, she turns to CCE-Suffolk!
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Check out this month’s North Forker for a fabulous article about our SPAT program!
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Nick Caracappa Tours the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank. Read the story
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Upcoming Events
Legislative Update:
Our Executive Director, Vanessa Lockel caught up with Senator Phil Boyle at Hope for Youth’s recent 5K. CCE staff and volunteers are out there supporting events throughout Suffolk County!
This was a busy month for CCE staff members as they made it a point to share recent accomplishments with different committees of the Suffolk County Legislature.

Vicki Fleming, 4-H Youth Program Director and Tim Jahn, Peconic Dunes Camp Liaison spoke to the Education & Labor Committee while Linda Altenburger Program Manager of the diabetes team along with Laura Keiley, RN-Educator presented virtually to the Health Committee highlighting the role, outreach and goals fo the diabetes self-management program.
Thank you National Grid for your Community Support!
A state-wide corporate community service initiative was launched by National Grid at the Suffolk County Farm & Education Center! Huge thank you to 32 employees from National Grid who helped complete projects at the Farm. National Grid volunteers helped repair and restore picnic tables, construct a “stone labyrinth”, meditative space and plant bulbs for the spring!

National Grids’ #NGProjectC or “Commitment to Community” is a great example of partnership and collaboration!

Special thanks to Suffolk County Legislators Nick Caracappa (4th District) and Jim Mazzarella (3rd District) who joined us to thank and welcome our working guests!
Farmer for a Day
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm

Executive Director Vanessa Lockel (Energeia graduate – class of 2012) is proud to offer a workshop in collaboration with the Energeia Partnership.

Energeia Partners will get to tour the 250+ acres in a wagon, interact with the animals and learn about Long Island's agricultural heritage.
CCE-Suffolk has celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month!
Check out our section on our website devoted to our Spanish programming!

UPDATED! Save the Date for our LOCAL FISH events!
Now Hiring! Join our Team!

Looking to join the CCE-Suffolk crew? Know someone looking for a job? Spend your summer outdoors helping to lead and inspire the next generation. Click for more information on each of these exciting positions.

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