Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) community and economic vitality programs build the capacity of New York state communities to engage in and direct their own futures. 

To see what programs are offered in your area, visit or contact a local office.

Featured programs

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APREP disaster researchers and educators across Cornell University and CCE develop evidence-based guidance on preparedness, response and recovery after natural disasters and emergencies, assist with CCE emergency operations and conduct research which informs future response and recovery efforts.

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In partnership with the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, CCE operates several Taste NY store locations which market and sell local foods, beverages and value-added products.

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Through the Farm Ops program, the Returning Warriors: Outdoor Recreation, Restoration & Resilience program and other local and regional programs, CCE partnerships support the livelihoods of military veterans and families across New York.

Stories

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Local COVID-19 task force fills food gaps for families, farmworkers
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food
Dryden solar farm

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Cornell launches New York solar farm study
Allison Chatrchyan and David Kay, senior research and extension associates in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Global Development, are studying solar leasing on farmland in New York to better understand the economic...
  • Community and Regional Development Institute
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
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Podcast features Cornell Local Roads program
Part 1 with David Orr David Orr, director of the Cornell Local Roads program joins Extension Out Loud. Do you know who maintains the road you live on or the road you drive to work on? Maybe you’ve never thought about it less there’s a pothole or...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Say cheese: Local dairy donating to food banks
Messmer, an alumnus of the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and Lively Run are purchasing milk from upstate New York dairies that would otherwise be dumped due to low demand caused by the pandemic and turning it into cheese...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food Science
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

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Extension Responds: Resilience Across New York State

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension