Bird's eye view of Troy, NY from a vintage postcard

Bird's eye view of Troy, NY from a vintage postcard

Oil painting of Poestenkill, NY by James Hidley (1862)

Oil painting of Poestenkill, NY by James Hidley (1862)

Aerial view of Schaghticoke, NY (1889)

Aerial view of Schaghticoke, NY (1889)

"The Hill" showing RPI buildings, Troy NY, from a vintage postcard

"The Hill" showing RPI buildings, Troy NY, from a vintage postcard

Cowee's gladiola fields in Berlin, NY (1908)

Cowee's gladiola fields in Berlin, NY (1908)

South Main Street, New Berlin NY, from a vintage postcard

South Main Street, New Berlin NY, from a vintage postcard

Covered bridge, Hoosick Falls, NY from a vintage postcard

Covered bridge, Hoosick Falls, NY from a vintage postcard

One-room schoolhouse, Grafton NY

One-room schoolhouse, Grafton NY

Kinderhook Creek in Stephentown, NY from a vintage postcard

Kinderhook Creek in Stephentown, NY from a vintage postcard

View from the Boardman Building looking East, Troy NY from a vintage postcard

View from the Boardman Building looking East, Troy NY from a vintage postcard

About Us

Welcome to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County!

Since 1913, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County (CCE-Rensselaer) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.

The mission of Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community collaborations. Our educators connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and consumer agriculture; nutrition and health; youth and families; finances; energy efficiency; economic and community development; and sustainable natural resources. Our ability to match university resources with community needs helps us play a vital role in the lives of individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Rensselaer County.

CCE-Rensselaer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization and is part of the Cooperative Extension land grant system, a partnership between County, State, and Federal governments that is administered in New York State through Cornell University. Each county's Cooperative Extension association is independent and works to serve the needs of the county in which it is located.

We have an extensive system for getting input from diverse interests in the community, and we welcome your ideas and involvement in our efforts. If you are interested in how CCE-Rensselaer sets policies and program priorities, or if you'd like more information on how to get involved, please contact our Executive Director at the number listed below.

Visit us at:

61 State Street, Troy, NY 12180

TEL: (518) 272-4210

FAX: (518) 272-1648

Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Weekdays

Last updated December 5, 2014