Extension Near You

Every state, territory, and outlying island in the United States of America is served by a Cooperative Extension Service and its home Land Grant University. Find your state below to explore Cooperative Extension resources, programs, and opportunities near you.


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Are you interested in a career in community outreach and engagement? Do you want to bring research-based knowledge to bear on local issues? Working with cooperative extension may be for you!  


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Connecticut

University of Connecticut

“UConn Extension continues to be the premiere public engagement program at the University of Connecticut. Extension has eight offices aligned in strategic locations statewide as well as the Sea Grant office at the Avery Point campus and the administrative office on the Storrs campus. Extension programs cover the full spectrum of topics related to CAHNR including food, health and sustainability. Programs delivered by Extension reach individuals, communities, and businesses in each of the 169 municipalities across the state. Extension has approximately 100 faculty and staff in the Department of Extension with another 20 faculty and staff with partial Extension appointments in the academic departments of CAHNR..” 

Delaware

University of Delaware

In 1869 the University of Delaware (UD) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources was established as the state’s Land-Grant college with a mission consisting of three elements: teaching, research and “extension”.  Cooperative Extension fulfills the third part of this mission: bringing knowledge to the people of Delaware. Today, UD Cooperative Extension offers university knowledge, research and resources — just for you.”

Delaware State Universiy (1890’s LGU)

The Cooperative Extension Program at Delaware State University preserves the 1890 land-grant legacy of outreach education in Delaware by targeting diverse audiences, with special emphasis on those with limited resources, to help them improve their quality of life.” 

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Maine

University of Maine

UMaine Cooperative Extension brings knowledge from the University to you. For over 100 years, we’ve been putting university research to work in homes, businesses, farms, and communities — in every corner of Maine. We provide practical, how-to solutions in [many] program areas.”  

Maryland

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland Extension (UME) is a statewide, non-formal education system within the college of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  UME educational programs and problem-solving assistance are available to citizens and are based on the research and experience of land grant universities such as the University of Maryland, College Park.” 

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (1890’s LGU)

A statewide educational organization funded by federal, state, and local government, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension provides practical education to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build better futures. University of Maryland Extension is in the business of extending research-based knowledge and changing lives.” 

Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Outreach educational programs from the UMass Extension unit of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment take many forms. However, they are focused on a common goal, which is to educate and inform individuals, communities and businesses on topics of interest and concern, utilizing the academic resources of UMass Amherst and other sources.” 

New Hampshire

University of New Hampshire

Our innovative, energetic and connected staff and volunteers develop and deliver practical, trusted education and services to meet New Hampshire’s needs. Through a long-standing partnership with NH counties, ten well-staffed UNH Cooperative Extension offices are located across the state to provide local expertise and assistance.” 

New Jersey

Rutgers University

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension helps the diverse population of New Jersey adapt to a rapidly changing society and improve their lives and communities through an educational process that uses science based knowledge. Through science-based educational programs, Rutgers Cooperative Extension truly enhances the quality of life for residents of New Jersey and brings the wealth of knowledge of the state university to local communities.” 

New York

Cornell University

“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.” 

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University

“Penn State Extension is a modern educational organization dedicated to delivering science-based information to people, businesses, and communities. We provide access to face-to-face and online education to our customers—when they want it, where they want it, and how they want it—to help them address problems and take advantage of opportunities for improvement and innovation. Partnering with and funded by federal, state, and county governments, we have a long tradition of bringing unbiased support and education to the citizens of Pennsylvania. We make a difference locally through focused engagement, and more widely to customers connecting in the digital landscape.” 

Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

“Through Cooperative Extension in RI, we bring vital, practical information to agricultural producers, small business owners, communities, consumers, families, and young people. We pride ourselves on our role in translating science for practical application, and are always looking to identify emerging research questions to which we find answers and encourage application of science and technology to improve agricultural, environmental, economic and social conditions.” 

Vermont

University of Vermont

“UVM Extension integrates higher education, research and outreach to help Vermonters put knowledge to work in their families and homes, farms and businesses, towns and the natural environment. Faculty and staff, located in offices around the state, help improve the quality of life of Vermonters through research-based educational programs and practical information.” 

West Virginia

West Virginia University

“WVU Extension connects people to information and knowledge that enables them to change lives and improve their communities.” 

West Virginia State University (1890’s LGU)

Part of the University’s Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute, West Virginia State University Extension Service brings research-based knowledge to you through innovative programs, expert advice and a wealth of dependable answers to the questions important to West Virginia. We are the primary outreach arm of WVSU and part of the land-grant mission of teaching, research and extension.”