Penn State Extension

All people should have access to science-based education.

Collaborating with and funded by federal, state, and county governments, Penn State Extension has a long history of bringing unbiased support and education to people, businesses, and communities. From fruit growers to backyard gardeners, parents to grandparents, civic leaders to entrepreneurs, dairy farmers to commercial food processors, and everyone in between, extension has resources available to empower today’s generation—and the next—to make a difference in the world.

Penn State Extension offers a variety of programs to fit your needs.

Programming with you in mind.

Extension programs are delivered by teams of experts that collaborate with government, industry, civic organizations, and others to address pressing needs in priority areas, including youth development, natural resources, and animal systems, to name a few.

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Penn State Extension dedicates resources to issues that impact communities and industries in Pennsylvania

Tackling today’s problems to secure a better tomorrow.

Building on the land-grant tradition, Penn State Extension is a trusted leader in providing sustainable solutions to rapidly changing and complex challenges, with an emphasis on water quality, food safety, the spotted lanternfly, and biosecurity.

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“As a small company, we need to constantly bring new products to market. Once an idea is developed, we contact our friends at Penn State Extension. We get direction. We get confirmation. We get whatever we need to ensure we are producing a safe product. Penn State Extension is a key asset to our company.” Phil Conty, Vice President of Operations, Uncle Charley’s Sausage Co

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175+ Educators

11k Volunteers