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Building Strong & Vibrant New York Communities

Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research-based solutions together, helping new York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.

How Extension Works for You

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County educators use research-supported information from New York’s land-grant university, Cornell University, to address local needs and improve the lives of people all across our county. Cooperative Extension programming provides educational opportunities to help people, individually and collectively, make sound decisions about their lives, businesses, and communities; and develop economically, socially, and culturally.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County offers education and programming in the following areas:

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Consumer Horticulture
  • Nutrition
  • 4-H Youth Development

County Programming

Educators in all New York State counties offer educational programs adapted to the needs and interests of local residents. Regional educators work in teams in multiple counties to provide specialized knowledge in a wide range of subjects

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities; and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated November 18, 2019