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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension


University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is “the University at work in your community.” Cooperative Extension is engaged in every Nevada county, presenting research-based knowledge to address critical community needs. It is a county-state-federal partnership providing practical education to people, businesses and communities. If you have ever been involved in a 4-H Youth Development activity or had a question answered by a Master Gardener, you have been touched by one of Cooperative Extension’s more than 100 educational programs.

Part of the University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, Cooperative Extension’s mission is to “discover, develop, disseminate, preserve and use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of people.” Campus-based and community-based faculty work cooperatively with local leaders, volunteers and organizations to identify needs, establish priorities, conduct research, design and implement educational efforts, and evaluate program outcomes and impacts in the following six program areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Children, Youth & Families
  • Community Development
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Horticulture
  • Natural Resources

Cooperative Extension delivers educational programs through many channels: public presentations, workshops, demonstrations, publications, the internet, interactive video and satellite broadcast technologies. Publications, as well as program and impact information, can be accessed at: http://www.unce.unr.edu

Cooperative Extension has offices in most of Nevada’s counties. Because Cooperative Extension faculty and staff live and work in these communities, Cooperative Extension is well positioned to bring community needs to the attention of university experts who can help solve local problems. Cooperative Extension serves as a “gateway,” linking university resources to meet the needs of communities throughout Nevada.

Cooperative Extension was founded in 1914 through the Smith-Lever Act as a partnership among the federal government, land-grant universities and county governments. Today, this partnership agreement is still intact, with additional funding provided through grants, contracts and gifts to expand program offerings.