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Organic Integrity Learning Center
Organic Regulations and Retail
Labeling Course Now Available

The National Organic Program (NOP) is pleased to announce a new course in the Organic Integrity Learning Center!

Organic Regulations and Retail Labeling
This course introduces the federal organic standards and the stakeholders responsible for rulemaking, implementation and enforcement. It is intended for farms and businesses considering organic certification and for organic professionals who participate in the regulatory process. This course explains the different components of the organic standards—the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA or the Act), the USDA organic regulations, and the NOP Handbook. This course also covers the rules for labels, labeling and marketing of organic retail products. 

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Once logged into the USDA AMS National Organic Program, Organic Integrity Learning Center, signing up for a course is like buying a product at an online store, but all training is free.To register for an NOP course in the Organic Integrity Learning Center, follow these steps:Click on Register for Course in the menu.
Available courses in the program will appear.Click the green Register button for each desired course.The green button will change to a blue button that says, Added to Cart.You will see a shopping cart with the number of courses selected. Click the link that says Proceed to Checkout.

The tuition is $0

All training in the Learning Center is free!

A list of the courses you selected will appear. To confirm enrollment, select the green Confirm button.Go to your Dashboard to launch the course.Click on the course title from the list of Active Courses. 
Need more? Access more detailed instructions with screen shots

Notes: Once you have completed a course, it will appear under the list of Completed Courses. 
To access all completed course content, register for the National Organic Program Training Archive course to review (read-only) material from all OILC courses.
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We aim to provide an environment with resources that continuously strives to balance adolescent mental health in order for adolescents+ and Young Adults (0-25) to thrive healthy and drug-free throughout their lifetime, as well as to have a consistent pathway from stress-free social interactions (including relationships and marriage) to education and training to meaningful work that contributes equitably in building and maintaining sustainable communities. Amazing opportunities and resources are available throughout this site.

This is functionally possible when mental health is balanced as these allow for progressive interconnected roles to exist and strengthen environments throughout the world in which adolescents are protected, nurtured, equipped and stimulated to succeed.

The future of learning is SMART / AI / AR / EI / Robotics / VR. The campus learning & training center will focus on its application on all aspects of Agriculture and the Environment strongly utilizing advanced technology, the Arts and Architecture, through our Department of Ingenuity as a motivating force behind expression


that inspires innovation through the concept of discovery in design and creation for engineering, manufacturing, and construction. Prepping for a rewarding life on Earth, in Space, and on Mars. STEM PROGRAMS

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Get Your Seedlings from DEC Nursery’s Spring Sale

Row of spruce seedlings at the DEC Nursery in Saratoga

DEC’s Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery’s annual seedling sale is happening now! Dozens of tree and shrub species are available for purchase for conservation plantings across New York State. Browse this year’s selection on our website, and get your order in early because many favorites go quickly! We recommend placing your order by phone for the most up-to-date species availability information. The sale runs until May 15th, and seedlings are shipped mid-April through May.

Photo: A row of spruce seedlings grows at the Colonel William F. Fox Memorial Saratoga Tree Nursery.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo State of the State Address 2020

On Holocaust Memorial Day, I visited Auschwitz in Poland, representing New York at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. Words alone fail to describe the experience of visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau and being there together with Holocaust survivors. Auschwitz was an unimaginable hell come to life, and it is now a symbol of what the Jewish people have endured and what this world allowed to transpire. 

Gov. Cuomo at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial.

See more photos from my visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau here. During this visit I met survivors and heard their stories of pain and suffering. I stood on the ground where millions of Jews and countless others were tortured and killed. But I also learned of the hope and resilience of the Jewish people. At a time of rising anti-Semitism, the lesson of Auschwitz is especially important today. As part of my 2020 State of the State, I have laid out a strong agenda to fight this wave of hatred. These proposals include passing a first-in-the-nation domestic terrorism law and expanding our school curriculum to make sure every child in New York is educated on diversity, tolerance and religious freedom. Watch and share our video about remembering the lesson of Auschwitz. 

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Hunter Education Course

instructor teaching a boy how to use a firearm
Student learning how to safely
handle a firearm

The NY Hunter Education course (Hunter Safety course) is required to purchase a hunting license in New York. The course covers the necessary safety techniques and responsibilities that a hunter must know when using a gun, muzzleloader, crossbow or bow to pursue wild game.

Additional requirements for bowhunting big game: If hunting deer or bear with a bow, you must also take a Bowhunter Education course.

*New Hunter Education classes are added continuously throughout the year. Most of the classes are taught between March and September.

*Hunter Education classes are not usually offered between November 1st – February 28th.

*Do not wait until just before the hunting season to take a class. Classes fill quickly, so it is important to sign up early.

Register for a NY Hunter Education Course

All Hunter Education Courses require:

1. The completion of homework prior to attending an in-person course. Proof of completed homework must be brought to the in-person course. The homework can take several hours to complete.

2. Participation in an in-person course that is a minimum of 7 hours in length. These courses may be scheduled for one full day or split up into several shorter time frames over several days.

Register for a Hunter Education Course You must attend the entire in-person instruction portion of the course on the date(s) and at the location indicated on the course schedule listing.

There are NO ‘online-only’ courses. Homework and the in-person instruction portion of the course are both required for all New York courses.

Homework and Study Materials

Choose one of the following three ways to obtain the study materials and complete the required homework. Whichever option you choose to complete the homework, you must bring the completed homework with you to an in-person course.

*Requires a printer and Adobe Reader Free Software
Online Study Module and Homework
*Requires a fee
Hard Copy
*Requires travel or time to mail
Follow the link below to download a PDF of the Today’s Hunter Manual. You must print and
complete the Hunter Education Homework Worksheet.

Download Today’s Hunter Manual and print the Hunter Education Homework Worksheet

You must bring the completed homework worksheet to your in-person course.
Follow the link below to complete the Hunter Education homework online ($15.00 non-DEC fee).

New York Hunter Safety Course on hunter-ed.com (Cost: $15.00)

This online study module is not a replacement for an in-person course!

You must bring a printed or electronic copy of the completion voucher to your in-person course.
The Today’s Hunter Manual and Hunter Education Homework Worksheet can be picked up at most
DEC Wildlife offices or may be available for pick up at other locations as specified in the instructions
given when you register for a course.

Find a DEC Wildlife Office near you.

You can also request a hard copy be mailed to you by calling

You must bring the completed homework worksheet to your in-person course.

General Course Details and Requirements

Course Topics Covered

  • Firearm and crossbow handling and safety techniques
  • History of firearms
  • Knowledge of firearms and ammunition
  • Proper gun handling and storage
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Hunting laws and regulations
  • Principles of wildlife management and wildlife identification
  • Outdoor safety
  • Hunter ethics
  • Hunter responsibility toward wildlife, the environment, landowners, and the general public

Age Restrictions/Requirements

Students must be 11 years or older to take this course (Note: In New York State the minimum age to hunt is 12-years old).

Students under 16 years old must have a signed permission slip (PDF) from a parent or legal guardian to allow for the handling and shooting of a firearm during this course.

Course Length

Minimum of 7 hours.

Hunter Education Certificate

Students must complete the required homework, attend all sessions of the course, demonstrate proper attitude and safety, and pass a final exam of 50 questions. After successful completion of the course, students will receive a Hunter Education Certificate of Qualification, which is required for purchasing a first-time hunting license in New York State.

Get more details on certificates: including how to replace a lost certificate and out of state certificate requirements.

Long Island Youth Conservation Program

two day hands-on program (PDF) for the purpose of introducing 12-16 year olds to the basic principles of conservation, hunter education and general outdoorsmanship. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive their Hunter Education Training Certificate. This program is available each spring.

Applications must be received by April 10. To apply for the program, complete the Application for Youth Conservation Program (PDF).

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​Dear farmers and friends,​ We are excited to offer live webinars and online courses!​
Did you know that we moved our suite of online courses to a new, more user-friendly platform last year? Now, registrants will have permanent access to their course content. Also, courses have tiered pricing based on household size and income, to make access to the courses more affordable and equitable for everyone.​Registration is now open for all courses, with live content.​​
We offer more than 20 online courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. These courses cover a range of topics any farmer needs to succeed, such as beekeepingholistic financial planningsoil healthvegetable farming, and so much more. Experienced farmers and extension educators guide students through course content, including weekly live webinars, videos, and resources.​The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments in Teachable, our online course platform. To add to the experience, webinars will be woven into the interface of the course for a dedicated time slot each year to allow you to meet on a weekly basis to learn from presenters and ask questions in real time. If you miss one, they are always recorded and posted for later viewing.​You can browse all of our course offerings on our website.​
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