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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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...
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  • 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...
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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...
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