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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News

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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News

New Cooperative Extension program connects Cornell to SWNY farmers
The five-county region of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben Counties relies on an estimated $601 million in agricultural product sales to fuel the local economy. Eighty percent of those dollars come from the dairy, livestock...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
Dean Kathryn J. Boor

Spotlight

In podcast, outgoing CALS dean reflects, ponders trends
Before she moves on to new roles – as dean of the Cornell Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education – Boor joined Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast to reflect on her journey through agriculture, as both...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Food Science
  • Agriculture
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Field Note

Reflections on COVID-19 and SNAP-Ed: Making Lemons Into Lemonade
In the last quarter of 2019, the Northwestern region SNAP-Ed team delivered almost 400 in-person programs to over 5000 participants. From Buffalo Public Schools to the Medina Library, we covered a wide range of nutrition topics. Then COVID-19...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Health + Nutrition
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News

Bio control experiments aim to balance biodiversity
CCE Educators Sharon Bachman and Laura Bailey are partnering with Carrie Brown-Lima, director of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute, to control the invasive plant using biocontrol measures. In this episode, "Extension Out Loud"...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Environment