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

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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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NSF funding to help erase upstate NY’s digital divide
Cornell faculty will collaborate with community partners around New York – through Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) in each county – to set up networks based on low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology, a form of low-frequency radio....
  • Atkinson Center
  • Community and Regional Development Institute
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Reflections on an unconventional 4-H camp season
This summer 4-H camp leaders across New York State found themselves with a difficult task: preserve the camp spirit while following COVID-19 health and safety requirements. They rose to the task with unusual, engaging, fun and creative projects...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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Virtual hemp field day shares insights with international hemp industry audience
The Aug. 20 event hosted by the Cornell Hemp Research Team on Zoom, drew 359 attendees from the U.S., Canada, Germany, South Africa, the Netherlands, Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico and the U.K. to learn about the latest research tips for the hemp...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Horticulture Section
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New research may help revive New York’s fall berry industry
The farm is experiencing one of its best seasons to date, thanks to better management of fall infestations of spotted wing drosophila (SWD), part of a research collaboration with Greg Loeb, professor of entomology at Cornell AgriTech, part of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
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CCE Steuben County Creates Do-it-Yourself Container Garden Kits
Thanks to a grant from the NYS Department of Ag and Markets, Ag Educator Ariel Kirk and her team were able to develop a do-it-yourself container garden kit with all the necessary components and supplementary support materials, and then...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture