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Last updated December 8, 2016
It gives me confidence that I am good at cooking! It has also shown me that it's ok to make mistakes, and most of all, that it's ok to be yourself! I have done the cooking class with my daughter they showed me different ways to cook and how to be a better shopper. I now volunteer and help other classes, and people look up to me and respect me. Thank you for all you have done for me and my family. It's given my daughter help with something she loves: to cook and bake and she does it on a budget. She also has a disability, and they have all been very understanding and helpful. Thanks for helping her smile. We are so blessed to have you a part of our lives!
What did CCE teach you today?
When Steuben County schools visited a local dairy farm to learn more about where their food comes from, the kids had some cute things to say about what they learned:
“My favorite thing was seeing the cows!”
“I learned that farmers use more technology now than they did back in the day.”
“I learned all about cows and how real cows do on the farm!”
“I learned that farmers think it’s important to take care of their cows”
“I learned that cows’ poop is really good for the crops!”
“I learned how much cows weigh and how much they eat.”
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What has CCE done for me?
The 4-H program gives youth the opportunity to try new ventures and see what they are good at. Rachel and Michal Eckler joined Steuben 4-H when they were just 6 and 8 years old. They remembered doing their first food public presentations. "When you're younger, you learn you can make mistakes," Rachel says. The sisters then discovered they loved working with dogs. Michal says she realized that 4-H taught her patience. The dog refused to lay down at first, but this year she had the only dog in Steuben County that received a blue ribbon. The process also showed gave them direction for their adult lives...Michal would like to go into education for children, and Rachel wants to be either a veterinary surgeon or a dog groomer.
Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability, and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.
Cooperative Extension programs around New York State are linked back to our state’s land grant university, Cornell University. Our educators tap into Cornell’s expertise to help the citizens in Steuben County make informed choices, develop character and competence skills, improve health, become good stewards of our environment, and strengthen our economy.
Helping people lead quality lives has been our business since 1918 in Steuben County. Cornell University sent agents out into the fields to assist farmers in improving their crops – it was a practical idea. It offered hands-on, state-of-the-art technology, and produced immediate results. Its success spread to activities for both the home and youth, and has evolved over the decades to increasing needs of the citizens.
Typically funded by federal, state and county dollars, Cooperative Extension offices around the state are struggling today to maintain quality programs and excellence in research, information and expertise. These appropriations provide a little more than half of CCE-Steuben’s budget. Additional revenue comes from grants, contracts, program participation fees and fundraising events. Your private gifts fill the gaps so we can continue to provide resources for our community and develop solutions for the growing problems of our society.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is your “front door” to Cornell University – the research, information and expertise to help you solve problems and improve your quality of life. Whether the topic is obesity, hogweed, or windmills, we offer resources.
Every gift, regardless of size, makes a difference to Cooperative Extension of Steuben County. You may have benefited from the services we have to offer and wish to make sure others have access to the same resources. You may have noticed the needs in Steuben County and believe in our ability to develop local leaders, build partnerships and empower individuals and enterprises. Your dollars ensure that our programs enhance Steuben County. Select a specific beneficiary program or allow us to put the dollars to work where it is most needed. Call us for options, including monthly and multi-year pledges.
Create A Legacy: CCE-Steuben is dedicated to helping donors, prospective donors and professional advisors learn about the opportunities to support Cooperative Extension in Steuben County through deferred giving. Let’s sit down and discuss establishing a Cooperative Extension legacy that will benefit future generations in Steuben County. Call us at 664-2300 for more information.