The Cornell Cooperative Extension educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.
History of Cooperative Extension:
Established in 1918, the Cooperative Extension System is a national educational network designed to extend technical expertise and research findings to help people improve their lives, homes, families, farms, businesses, and communities. Today, the Cooperative Extension System is the largest, most successful informal educational organization in the world.
In New York State, Extension programs are funded and guided by a partnership of federal, state, and county governments and administered by Cornell University, New York State's Land Grant University. The educational programs are supported and expanded by thousands of volunteers and community leaders. Cornell Cooperative Extension operates on the Cornell campus through the leadership of faculty and staff in departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology, with contributions from the College of Veterinary Medicine.Find Cornell Small Farms on-line courses
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