From food and nutrition to economic vitality to environmental and social resilience, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is dedicated to improving lives across New York state. This page features the five broad categories of CCE programming.

Our program categories

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With an eye toward sustainability, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, better energy efficiency and increased farm resilience, CCE agriculture specialists and educators closely monitor the rapidly changing environment farmers are working within. 

Agricultural fields at sunset

CCE’s community and economic vitality programs build the capacity of New York state communities to engage in and direct their own futures. Associations partner with campus faculty and staff, local officials, not-for-profits, colleges, planners, policymakers and community leaders.

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CCE’s environment and natural resources programs engage individuals and communities to sustain the quality and diversity of the natural assets in New York state. 

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Partnering with the College of Human Ecology outreach centers, institutes and departments, Cornell Cooperative Extension nutrition programs connect research and practice, are highly collaborative, build on community strengths and provide knowledge for policymakers.

students and a teacher working on a laptop

CCE fosters youth empowerment from Buffalo to New York City and nearly every community in between, and supports stronger futures for New York families through hands-on parenting workshops, peer support groups, respite events, inter-generational activities and a deep well of science-based resources.