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The Department of Animal Science’s Extension and Outreach program benefits New York’s animal industries through public education on the biology and management of domestic animals. Many of our faculty and academic staff work through Cornell Cooperative Extension to provide information and guidance to the many farms and agricultural entities in the State. The department has active adult and youth extension programs in the areas of dairy, beef, sheep, goats, and swine. In addition, the Animal Science Department supports a very active 4-H program that engages and empowers youth who are interested in animal-related projects, biology, and production systems. 

Coupled with our research programs, our extension and outreach efforts help Animal Science faculty and staff teach practical education beyond the classroom and are aimed at discovering and developing new techniques, skills, and information to benefit animals, agriculture, and human health in an ever-changing world.