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31st Annual CCE Rural Landowner Workshop set for early March at Pioneer High School


Great education opportunity for future landowners, homesteaders, and naturalists

Pre-registration is required for popular event

From Allegany County Cornell Cooperative Extension,

On Saturday, March 2, 2024 Cornell Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring the 31st Annual Rural Landowner Workshop.  The program will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM.  Following the opening session there will be three concurrent sessions with multiple classes per session to choose from.

The Rural Landowner Workshop is a regional program involving several agencies that provide educational information and outreach to landowners.  Presenters are brought in from both private and public sectors to provide participants with up-to-date information. Exhibitors from forestry related business, civic organizations and agencies will also be on hand to address landowner questions.

The opening session will be The Green Lie – Interfering plants and strategies to select an effective treatment presented Peter Smallidge, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University. Additional topic: Assessing a Woodlot for Maple Syrup Production; Backyard Least Wanted Plants**; Lead Toxicosis in Wildlife; Supporting Pollinators in Woodlands; Box Tree Moth**; Understanding and Preserving Your Woodland Soil; Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Management; Mapping Invasive Species in Your Backyard; and Forest Management with Birds in Mind. ** DEC Pesticide Recertification Credits available.

The program will be held at Pioneer Central High School located on County Line Road in Yorkshire, NY.  There is a cost for this program and pre-registration is required. Discounted Early Bird Registration deadline: Friday, February 16, 2024. 

For more information or to register contact Lynn Bliven at or 585-268-7644 ext. 18; or visit our website:

Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling 585-268-7644 ext. 10 no later than ten days prior to the event to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.

The Rural Landowner Workshop is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 525-268-7644 or visit our website at

Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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