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Cornell Cooperative Extension Cayuga County

Welcome to CCE Cayuga


Our Mission:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County (CCE Cayuga County) is a community-based educational outreach agency with state and national networks. CCE Cayuga County has educational outreach programming in the areas of Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development, Environmental Education, and Nutrition.

CCE staff work with Cayuga County residents to assess important community issues and needs and to develop and implement appropriate strategies and programs to address those needs. CCE has been serving Cayuga County for over 100 years!



COVID-19 response:

Need information? View the following Cornell CALS and CCE Resource Pages Updated Regularly

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Food Production, Processing & Safety Questions:

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Cornell Small Farms Resiliency Resources:

Financial & Mental Health Resources for Farmers:

Informational videos about 

Coronavirus in Spanish and Mam (spoken by many Guatemalans): 



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CCE Disclaimer

Statement on the Recent Killings of Black People in America

Dear Cornell Cooperative Extension Community,

Like so many of you, I am devastated by racist violence and senseless killing of Black men and women, including those that we have heard about in recent weeks: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We firmly denounce the ways in which structural racism and white supremacy disproportionately and detrimentally impact the lives of Black members of our community. We also recognize the resulting racialized trauma that stifles dreams, smothers hope, and compromises our shared humanity across race. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s strong ties in diverse communities across New York State compels us to fully embody the principles of equity and inclusion in our programs, in our interactions with community members, and with each other. To this end, CCE pledges to foster a culture of belonging in our communities where all are supported and welcome to pursue their dreams and opportunities for growth without fear or apprehension.

I invite all members of the extension community to join our collective efforts to transform ourselves, our relationships, and our systems through critical self-reflection, courageous conversations, and bold actions. Our intentional efforts in doing so will lead us to a more just, healed, and thriving community for all.


Christopher B. Watkins


Cornell Cooperative Extension

Associate Dean of College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and College of Human Ecology

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