Cornell Cooperative Extension is an educational organization with the goal of increasing the health, wellness and prosperity of individuals, families and communities all across New York State. We strive to embody the principles of equity and inclusion in all of our programs and within our organizational governance. Symbols of hatred, racism and intolerance, such as the Confederate battle flag, are not in alignment with our vision, values and goal of fostering a culture of belonging in our communities.   The Confederate flag is a symbol that runs contrary to our beliefs and creates pain for many in our communities. Cornell Cooperative Extension Administration commits to taking every step within its power to support diversity, equity, and inclusion for our programs, staff, and communities. We strongly encourage our Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations to adopt this position locally.