Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County provides research-based information and educational programming to ensure the vitality of agriculture, strengthen families, promote health and well-being, responsibly improve home and community landscapes, and enhance our natural environment. Main areas of outreach include: Nutrition, 4-H ,Youth & Family Development, Horticulture, Agriculture, Urban Agriculture, Gardening, Natural Resources.


Since 1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County (CCE-Monroe) 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 collaborations. Our educators connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and consumer agriculture; nutrition and health; youth and families; and more. 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 Monroe County.

CCE-Monroe is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization and is part of the Cooperative Extension land grant system, a partnership between County, State, and Federal governments that is administered in New York State through Cornell University. Each county’s Cooperative Extension association is independent and works to serve the needs of the county in which it is located. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is supported by public and private funding. Primary cooperating partners are the County of Monroe, the State of New York, and SUNY’s Land Grant Colleges at Cornell University, and by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific (Specialty)
Contact Information
Andrea Lista
2449 St Paul Blvd
Rochester, NY 14617