Welcome to Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County!
Since 1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) 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 Sullivan County’s mission is to share research based education, outreach, and opportunities in response to Sullivan County’s needs in the areas of Agriculture, Nutrition, Family, and Environment.
Our local vision is that Cornell Cooperative Extension will be a key partner with the community in improving the quality of life in Sullivan County by employing the latest technology, research-based education, and inclusive programming.
Our Guiding Values include Collaboration, Compassion, Diversity & Inclusion, Sustainability, and Volunteerism.
Extension staff and volunteers deliver educational programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community collaborations. Our program staff connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and consumer agriculture and business operations; nutrition and health; youth and family development; energy efficiency; economic and community development; and sustainable natural resources. 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 Sullivan County.
CCESC is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between county, state, and federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell University administers the system in New York State. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by a locally elected board of directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located, as well as state and national goals.
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 CCESC sets policies and program priorities, or if you'd like more information on how to get involved, please get in touch with the contact listed below.
Extension Education Center
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, New York 12754
8:30am- 4:30pm, Weekdays
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Last updated April 14, 2023