Cobleskill, NY — SUNY Cobleskill is excited to bring its expertise, enthusiasm and hands-on educational philosophy to the 140th Schoharie County Sunshine Fair from July 30 through Aug. 6 in Cobleskill. For eight days, the College will join in the celebration of this region’s rich agricultural history while demonstrating the tools, innovation and spirit that will be needed to feed a growing world into the future.
In a large area of the Hall of Agriculture, our faculty will show how SUNY Cobleskill puts the culture in agriculture with exhibitions representing Agricultural Engineering, Biology, Histotechnology, Animal Science, Plant Science, Fisheries, Wildlife & Environmental Sciences, Culinary Arts, and Equine Studies, as well as the SUNY Cobleskill Office of Professional and Continuing Education. We welcome visitors to stop by for 3D printing demonstration from one of our MakerBots, discuss research and current issues with our faculty, explore our academic programs, and check out a display of live fish from our Fisheries lab, among many other things.
We’re proud to feature SUNY Cobleskill Woodsmen Club member and Northeast Collegiate STIHL Timbersports Champion Alexis Halstead, who will demonstrate competitive woodsmen events on Aug. 4 and 5 at 4:30 p.m. In addition to her studies at SUNY Cobleskill, Halstead competes professionally with the Axe Women Loggers of Maine.
The Woodsmen Club will join Halstead to put on two Woodsmen Team Demos on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
SUNY Cobleskill will celebrate its 100th birthday on the opening day of the fair, designated SUNY Cobleskill Day, by giving away 300 cupcakes made with a recipe from professor Joanne Cloughly of SUNY Cobleskill. The day will also feature an informal SUNY Cobleskill alumni gathering. The sweet theme will continue on Aug. 2 with a cake decorating demonstration at noon by SUNY Cobleskill’s Anthony Young.
On Saturday, August 6, SUNY Cobleskill alumna Amanda Tripple ‘07 will be showing off her canine partner Jasper in one of his last public appearances. Tripple is an agricultural specialist canine handler for the United States Custom and Border Protection at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City where she and Jasper, a Beagle Blue Tick mix, scan travelers and their luggage for prohibited items.
(Photo courtesy of Schoharie County Sunshine Fair)