Welcome to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County!
At CCE Jefferson we pride ourselves in being able to offer something for just about everybody—including information about agriculture, gardening, home, nutrition, parenting, energy efficiency, teen issues, opportunities for young people, as well as programs to enhance the lives of our military families. To learn more about projects and highlights from 2013 view our Annual Report.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County is funded by a variety of sources, of which the largest is Jefferson County. Still, Jefferson County’s allocation represents 20% of our total budget. The remainder must be made up from contract revenues, some direct allocations from the State and Federal governments, fees for service-and donation from our supporters.
Your kind donations will be used for such purposes as scholarships for children with financial need for 4-H Camp Wabasso, are used to support all programing including Agriculture, Youth Develpoment and Comunity Development.
This guide points you to the freshest and best tasting food — grown and produced by your neighbors. Shop at the locations listed in this guide and help keep your food dollars circulating in our local economy!
The New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) is a collaborative educational network based at Cornell University, dedicated to educating New York residents about preventing, preparing for and recovering from emergencies and disasters that could affect their families and communities.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
The CCE of Jefferson County has built a strong and solid reputation based on knowledge and expertise in the North Country agricultural community. Our staff can assist you in achieving your goals of profit in agriculture, abundant and safe food, a clean environment and effective stewardship of natural resources.
CCE of Jefferson’s well trained staff offers assistance on a variety of energy programs through NYSERDA for both businesses and residents of New York State. In addition, we have developed a new program in collaboration with the Development Authority of the North Country, to provide recycling education throughout Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
Food and Nutrition in Community Education
Everyone eats! CCE Jefferson offers nutrition education for everyone! From breastfeeding your infant, to enhancing your parenting skills, to offering strategies to reduce childhood obesity, to senior nutrition, we help families save money while enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
Youth and Family
A famous man once said, “A family in harmony will prosper in everything!” At CCE of Jefferson we wholeheartedly agree and promote healthy youth and family living. Our programming develops life skills and provides educational opportunities through a fun experiential learning style .We offer after school, school, 4-H and military programming.