100 year

CCE is celebrating 100 years of cultivating knowledge in Schuyler County in 2017!

CCE-Schuyler Building
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CCE-Schuyler Human Services Complex, 323 Owego Street, Unit 5, Montour Falls, NY

About Us

Welcome to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County!

Since 1917, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler 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.

The mission of Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community and university collaborations. Our educators connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and consumer agriculture; nutrition and health; youth and families; finances; 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 Schuyler County.

CCESC is a tax-exempt subordinate governmental agency and is part of the Cooperative Extension  system, a national partnership between County, State, and Federal governments and the land grant universities that is administered in New York State by Cornell University. Each Cooperative Extension association is an  independent employer that operates under the oversight of Cornell University as agent for the state to serve the needs of the county in which it is located.

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 person listed below.


Phil Cherry
Executive Director

Last updated March 30, 2017