Progress Through Education

Since 1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust.

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Cooperative Extension puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips!

In addition to what you'll find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to making a home spending plan. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit our Cooperative Extension Education Centers to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a non-profit organization that aims to educate and equip county residents with the skills and resources necessary to succeed in Agriculture and it's related industries. We are a group of passionate individuals who firmly believe in the quality of the programs that we offer and their importance to the vitality of the community. 

These programs are very important and yet we do so much more beyond these. Take a moment to look around our site and read about the topics that interest you! If you have questions, we'd love to hear from you! Our doors are open from 8:00AM - 4:00PM on Mondays - Fridays and you can reach us by phone.

Our mission is to put 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.


Run 4-Health

Come join us for some FUN! The day will start with a 5K fun run/walk through Island Park. Following the race and awards, stay for the afternoon to enjoy a BBQ, educational booths, vendors, games, silent auction items and music by Steel Door!

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Poultry Production for Farm & Family

This 4 part workshop series is designed for individuals wanting to explore chicken production for family use or diversification of farm products.

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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the nation's largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities.

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We are ready to assist your ‘green’ activities! We provide information based on the conditions and needs of this region, using research and experience-based information from Cornell University, and our locally-based professional staff.

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Health and Wellness

Learn more about the STWP, which is made up of Health Educators and community members from Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie counties.

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Annual Reports

View our current and past annual reports for our association.

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Last updated May 20, 2015