Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County (CCE Broome) has been providing research-based education to improve the lives of Broome County residents since 1911. Program areas include Family, Youth, and Community Development, Agriculture Profitability, Sustainable Energy, Horticulture, Environment, Nutrition, Workforce Development and Public Issues Education. CCE Broome has a strong long-term partnership with Broome County government and Cornell University. Broome County contributes the core funding that enables CCE Broome to carry out its educational mission to residents, in support of human, economic, and community development. Cornell University contributes research and educational resources to help develop programs utilizing funding from the federal and state levels to help support the independent Cooperative Extension Associations.
As a Regional Navigator with Farmland for a New Generation New York, CCE Broome will offer technical assistance and training for both landowners and land seekers including many professional services like law, tax, lenders, and financial planning. Staff will work with local government and realtor associations to train realtors and government officials on how to encourage agriculture and agricultural activities through strategies such as agricultural assessment and zoning. Land and enterprise evaluation will be offered to ensure land is utilized for its best use and most profitability for those using it. Networking opportunities will occur to connect landowners and land seekers and encourage and create long-term relationships for continued use of agricultural parcels throughout the Southern Tier of New York State.