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. 

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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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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



  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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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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When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” — Fred Rogers Cornell Cooperative Extension volunteers have been making a difference for...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension