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.


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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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Professor helps organize county food task force
Rachel Bezner Kerr, professor of global development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, collaborated with three community leaders over the past few weeks to get this countywide task force up and running. The task force is divided...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
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Shop Taste NY e-store brings local flavor online
The new website complements the in-person shops during a time when social distancing has become part of everyday life, allowing shoppers to participate in local food movement, but will also open online markets and offer greater exposure for New...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research launches COVID-19 journaling project
From the website: “Since our collective stories will undoubtedly create a unique portrait and contribute to lessons learned in the aftermath of this time, she and her team decided to launch this project.” Anyone can join the storytelling...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension