Cortland Office Building

About Us

Welcome to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County!

Since 1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County (CCE-Cortland) 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; 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 Cortland County.

CCE-Cortland 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.

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 CCE-Cortland sets policies and program priorities, or if you'd like more information on how to get involved, please contact David Rutherford, Executive Director, at (607) 391-2660 Ext. 404 or email

Visit us at:

CCE-Cortland Education Center
60 Central Avenue, Room 140
Cortland, New York 13045
TEL: (607) 391-2660
FAX: (607) 391-2680


8:30am-4:30pm, Weekdays

Last updated August 31, 2022