About Us

Chris Watkins, CCE Director

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.

Strategic Plan 2013-17

 Connecting Campus and Communities 2015


Supported by a federal, state, and local government partnership, the national land grant system, and Cornell University, CCE's professional staff engages New Yorkers in research, outreach and educational programs that transform communities.

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Local Offices

With a presence in every county and New York City, CCE puts research into practice by providing high-value educational programs and university-based resources that help solve real-life problems.

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CCE employment opportunities are available throughout New York State and on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York.  

For questions, please email the recruiter listed on the job posting or cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action in the development of its policies, programs, procedures and practices through its affiliation with Cornell University, and as a part of the national extension system through the United States Department of Agriculture.  

CCE's mission, vision and values are entrenched in the principles of diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action, and provide the foundation from which we operate.