Cornell Cooperative Extension strengthens families and communities, protects and enhances the environment and fosters economic development. Our four major programs--Family Health and Wellness, 4-H Youth Development, Marine and Agriculture--address the vital needs of the residents of Suffolk in ways that no other local non-profit can.
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.
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is a non-profit community education agency established in 1917. We are affiliated with Cornell University as part of the national land grant university system started in 1862.
We are educators, researchers, specialists and support personnel who are dedicated to making Suffolk County a desirable place to live and work. CCE's professional team helps preserve our county's vast heritage, protect our eco-systems, and provide our youth opportunities for community service and research-based education in science, technology, engineering and math. (STEM)
Our experts offer local and affordable skill training for educators, youth leaders, human service personnel, and parents. These programs have a cost/savings benefit for organizations throughout the county.
We work directly with farmers and fisherman who rely on our research, guidance and assistance to protect the environment and to promote the economic health of these vital heritage industries.
Our 4-H Youth Development programs and camps get thousands of Suffolk youth "unplugged" and out into their communities while participating in fun, hands-on learning activities taught by professionals.
To accomplish our mission, we partner with all levels of government, Cornell University, non-profits, and community groups.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is funded in part by Suffolk County through the office of the County Executive and the County Legislature.