Federal, State & Local Ties
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County (CCE-Steuben) is a community-based extension of New York's land grant university, Cornell University, and exists through the cooperation of three partners: county, state and federal governments. The following documents describe those partnerships.
- This diagram on the Cornell University Cooperative Extension website illustrates the Cornell Cooperative Extension Organizational Structure and the relationship between campus, state and national extension networks.
Memorandum of Agreement with Cornell University (166kb PDF): An annual agreement signed by Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben County to carry out the provisions of County Law, State of New York, Section 224, which provides state funding for Cornell Cooperative Extension associations and for area and statewide specialists.
NYS County Law, Article 5 § 224 - Optional appropriations and contracts for public benefit services Sets forth (in #8) requirements regarding the establishment and operation of county cooperative extension associations, including roles & responsiblities of their boards, funding, and their relationships and contractual obligations with county government and Cornell University.
Memorandum of Agreement with Steuben County (59kb PDF): Required annually for the purpose of establishing and formalizing the transfer Steuben County tax funds to CCE-Steuben for the work of the Association.
Constitution & By Laws of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County (31kb PDF) [Adopted 2009] 10-page document setting forth the name and objectives of this Association; policies regarding selection, composition, duties and terms of service for its Board of Directors; election of Board officers; provisions for holding meetings; and operating guidelines.
CCE-Steuben is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates
under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University
as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative
extension system, an educational partnership between County,
State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell
administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an
independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with
general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the
counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals.
Last updated January 7, 2016