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About Cooperative Extension

What is University of Nevada Cooperative Extension?

About Us

We're the outreach college of the University that brings you information to solve problems and deal with critical issues. We have 18 offices to serve you, whether you live on a ranch near the remote Rubies or in an urban setting in Las Vegas.

Our more than 200 personnel - with the help of volunteers - deliver non-degree, educational programs in these areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Community Development
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Horticulture
  • Natural Resources

We couldn't do it without the help of our federal and county partners, and the other groups, agencies, businesses and individuals with whom we collaborate.

Mission Statement

To discover, develop, disseminate, preserve and use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of people.

Our Values

  • Responsive to needs of a diverse society
  • Quality community education
  • Honest and open communication
  • Innovative thinking, flexibility, integrity and dedication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Accountability and ethics

A Message from our Director

Mark Walker

Mark Walker

We welcome you to our website. Our founders in 1914 would never have dreamed we could communicate with people worldwide, in their homes and workplaces. It's a far cry from our early days when we traveled the dirt roads in buggies or Model A's.

The issues have changed over the years, but the need to extend university research out to the state remains constant. Today, we still help farmers and ranchers with management of water resources, control of noxious weeds and resolution of public-land disputes.

We also strengthen families, foster a healthy environment and enable people and communities to prosper.

With local needs at the forefront, we develop educational programs in a number of ways - public presentations, workshops, demonstrations, publications and through the media. In recent years, we've begun to use Internet, interactive video and satellite broadcast technologies, bringing knowledge directly to your home and community.

No matter how we deliver a program, our success is measured by how well we listen, respond to your needs and bring about change that improves your life. We're pleased to share our programs with you on this website, and we invite you to get in touch with us with any questions and concerns you have that will help us to serve you better.