What is the University of Arizona Cooperative
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
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
· 150 STAFF supporting county
· 15,470 VOLUNTEERS assisting
· 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
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.