Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) empowers New Yorkers to choose healthy food and healthy habits through programs that connect research and practice.

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

Featured programs

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EFNEP has been an anchor of CCE community outreach for the past 50 years. Through hands-on workshops, educators teach adults about food and exercise, food safety and security and work to foster a sense of mastery, belonging, independence and generosity among youth participants.

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The FMNP, a state-wide effort to connect communities and populations that are food insecure with local farmers who could be put to work to feed them, is an example of CCE building bridges to deliver quality, local foods. Local associations run displays and demonstrations at farmers markets, offering samples and recipe ideas for fruits and vegetables in season.

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CCE educators work to keep consumers safe and help produce operations meet food safety standards through education and workshops on compliance and best practices. Educational offerings include important information and updates to food safety regulations, including the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management of natural resources and food safety. Contact your local office for more information.

Stories

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Community Flood Watch Project engages residents in reporting and mitigation
Residents of Jamaica Bay, coastal neighborhoods located in Brooklyn (Kings County) and Queens (Queens County), are experiencing tidal flooding at increasing frequency—as often as twice a month. Tidal flooding is also called sunny-day flooding...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • New York Sea Grant Institute
  • Environment
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Cornell CALS releases new white paper focusing on 2020 NYS food and farm COVID-19 effects
In this series of nine discussion papers, Cornell CALS experts seek to provide perspectives and insights on the impact of COVID-19 to selected agricultural sectors. Their goals are to assist in bringing a greater understanding of the effects of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
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Dairy farm manure cover and flare off systems reduce odors and methane
Thanks to Climate Resilient Farming grant funding from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets, New York Farmers are implementing innovative manure management techniques for environmental stewardship, farm viability, and the...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
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CCE helps Buffalo get school food truck rolling
With a splashy paint scheme designed by a local artist, the “Farm to School to You” food truck – developed with input from Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) – will visit sites throughout the city to bring free meals to families in need...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition

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Summer interns discuss storytelling project in CCE podcast

When the pandemic nixed the in-person component of their 4-H Rural Storytelling Project internship, Madison Albano ‘21, Wendy Ying Lau ’21 and Seth Bollinger ’21 put together a virtual program for kids across three New York state counties...

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Communication