Why Extension?

We are where you are.

UA Cooperative Extension operates in all 15 Arizona counties and on five reservations. While Extension agents, specialists, staff and volunteers continue to share knowledge in classrooms and homes and on fields and farms, technology has allowed us to connect with people digitally, too, through tools such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and mobile apps.

We make knowledge useful.

Extension faculty are converting the latest university research into tools and techniques that can make a difference in your life.

We partner with you to identify problems and develop solutions.

Working with communities and business leaders, we help assess needs and design programs tailored for Arizona's families and industry.

We are leveraging state investment by over 2 to 1.

Approximately 70 percent of Extension employees are funded by grants and contracts. These are dollars brought into Arizona from federal agencies, industry and private foundations.


Improving Economies

Improving Communities

Improving Lives


Learn more about the History of Cooperative Extension.