What is the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension?

Cooperative Extension, the outreach arm of The University of Arizona, is "taking the university to the people." Extension serves as a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty and staff that provides lifelong educational programs for all Arizonans. We are part of a nationwide educational network of scientists and educators who help people solve problems and put knowledge to use. Arizona Cooperative Extension provides a link between the university and the citizens of this state.

Who are we?

Cooperative Extension is a statewide nonformal education network bringing research-based information into communities to help people improve their lives. Today's Cooperative Extension is many things to many people throughout Arizona. We are...
· 68 FACULTY delivering county programs
· 150 STAFF supporting county programs
· 15,470 VOLUNTEERS assisting county programs
· 100,889 YOUTH enrolled in 4-H Youth Development programs
· 392,000 PARTICIPANTS in Cooperative Extension programs

What do we do?

We teach. In classes, seminars, and workshops; public presentations; with newspaper columns and stories; on radio; on the telephone; on the worldwide web; on video and through research-based publications. For 85 years we have delivered educational programs to the people of Arizona.

How do we serve?

We are unique because our teaching efforts are made possible by a cooperative effort between the Federal Government, the University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and each of the counties we serve. With offices in all 15 counties and on reservations, we bring knowledge to people every day to enhance their work and enrich their lives. We are your window to the University.

How can we help with compliance?

The University's Extension Service can help by putting you in touch with the people with the answers. Although we are not involved in compliance, we can help get you the information you need to be in compliance. Experts in the University system can answer questions on animal waste, wastewater handling and agronomic considerations. We cannot help you with filling out the paperwork but we can help get you the information you need.

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