About Us

Welcome to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County!

Since 1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County (CCE-Monroe) 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. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.

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

Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community collaborations. Our educators connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and consumer agriculture; nutrition and health; youth and families; and more. Our ability to match university resources with community needs helps us play a vital role in the lives of individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Monroe County.

CCE-Monroe is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization and is part of the Cooperative Extension land grant system, a partnership between County, State, and Federal governments that is administered in New York State through Cornell University. Each county's Cooperative Extension association is independent and works to serve the needs of the county in which it is located. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is supported by public and private funding. Primary cooperating partners are the County of Monroe, the State of New York, and SUNY’s Land Grant Colleges at Cornell University, and by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

We have an extensive system for getting input from diverse interests in the community, and we welcome your ideas and involvement in our efforts. If you are interested in how our association sets policies and program priorities, or if you'd like more information on how to get involved, please get in touch with the contact person listed below.

Last updated April 19, 2024