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“Building Strong & Vibrant New York Communities”

Our Mission: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County strives to enable people to improve their lives & communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. The CCE system is a viable partnership between federal, state, and county governments; and is the educational outreach of Cornell University.

Fully Accredited

In 2009, CCE-Cortland was one of only six Associations in NYS to receive an Accreditation from CCE-Administration at Cornell University. To achieve this prestigious Accreditation, CCE-Cortland underwent on-site scrutiny from Cornell officials in all areas of operation, including but not limited to: plans of work, human resources, comprehensive affirmative action & diversity planning, financial protocols, Board of Director’s operations, and staff meeting documentation procedures. Additionally in 2009, CCE-Cortland was chosen to undergo a comprehensive fiscal review by CCE-Administration’s Compliance Review Manager. This review was very positive and cited “no findings”. This same result was corroborated by a Board-requested independent audit conducted by a locally respected firm.