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CCE responds to the needs of our communities all across NYS!

About Us: Helping New Yorkers Thrive

Since 1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) 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.

Rooted in every county of the state, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) translates Cornell University’s world-class research into practical, real-world knowledge that helps New York state residents, businesses and communities thrive.

CCEUC is a 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 and enjoys the benefits of a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Each county's Cooperative Extension association is independent and works to serve the needs of the county in which it is located.

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; finances; energy efficiency; economic and community development; 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 Ulster County.

CCEUC Programs offer classes for the public that are designed for all ages and all levels of skills and knowledge. A list of our upcoming classes can be found in the Events page.

Some classes, like ServSafe, a food safety class, are offered on an ongoing basis. Some occur annually, such as the Philadelphia Flower Show. Others, like Youth Tractor Safety, are offered annually or when there is interest from the community.

We strive to ensure that our programs are available to the community. If you need financial assistance to attend one of our programs, please contact our office (845) 340-3990.

We welcome your ideas and involvement in our efforts. If you are interested in how CCE Ulster sets policies and program priorities, or if you'd like more information on how to get involved, see the contact information for Program Leaders.


Charlie Pane
Outreach and Engagement Manager
845-340-3990 ext 328

Last updated February 26, 2024