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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County has been an active partner in the state and Federal extension system for over 80 years. Using a â grass rootsâ approach of helping people help themselves through education, CCE of Suffolk is part of a nationwide network of 74 land grant universities and 3000 County Extension units. The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension is to disseminate and encourage the application of research-generated knowledge and leadership techniques to individuals, families, communities and businesses.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County has been an active partner in the State and Federal extension system since 1914. Using a â grass rootsâ approach of helping people help themselves through education, CCE of Suffolk is part of a nationwide network of 74 land grant universities and 3000 County Extension units. The 4H Program and the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center of Cornell Cooperative Extension has been a friend to families in Suffolk County, offering activities for youth, training for adults and outreach programs that capture the imagination and stimulate learning. This component of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County provides educational opportunities to meet the challenging and changing needs of families. The Cornell Agriculture Program has been instrumental in maintaining Long Islandâ s position as the most productive agricultural region in the state of New York. For over 80 years we have been providing a solid research base and associated educational programming to all who are affiliated with the horticultural industry on Long Island. The Family and Consumer Sciences Program focuses research based educational programs on helping residents with identifying options and finding solutions for coping with daily problems. The Family and Consumer Sciences Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension has been a friend to families in Suffolk County, offering programs in nutrition, money management, parenting and consumer decision making. Moreover, we train professionals to use the latest research generated information and pass it on to the local community. The Marine Program, a component of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County operates from the Marine Environmental Learning Center located in a 14,000 square foot waterfront building in Southold, Long Island, New York. Here 30 people are employed and 15,000 young people receive education about the marine environment. Over $1 million of marine research and demonstration projects occur annually at this facility. The Marine Environmental Learning Center presently operates a commercial size shellfish hatchery, where 3 million oysters, clams and scallops are produced each year. Current research is being conducted into a submerged aquatic vegetation species that could eventually evolve into a major horticultural industry.
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