Cooperative Extension & Outreach
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences is the home of Cooperative Extension & Outreach (CE&O) for the University of Guam. CE&O is part of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System, is partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the territory of Guam to serve as the major land-grant extension component of the University.
Our mission "enables the muticultural community of Guam to make informed decisions through non-formal education programs based on research and identified local needs and to solve the problems and meet the challenges that face the people of Guam."
Through partnered funding from USDA, GovGuam, and other sources, Cooperative Extension & Outreach delivers research-based information to the people of Guam and the region. Concurrently, ideas, needs, concerns, and emerging trends identified by citizens are communicated to the university to address. The continuous interaction between research and citizens is engagement. Cooperative Extension & Outreach is the front door to the University of Guam.
The needs and concerns of citizens drive the mission of Cooperative Extension & Outreach. Through multiple avenues of non-formal education settings, educators engage citizens with information to improve daily living. Workshops, conferences, and one-on-one consultations have been the foundation of Extension education, but embracing new technologies for digital connection to citizens is an example of the evolution of Extension education and outreach.
CE&O delivers programs through its offices on the campus of the University of Guam, employs over 50 Extension professionals, faculty, staff, and administrators. The core program areas are in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Consumer and Family Sciences, and Community Development.
There are currently four strategic initiatives CE&O professionals are working to develop:
Published by the College of Natural & Applied Sciences (CNAS), University of Guam, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Dr. Lee S. Yudin, Director/Dean. University of Guam, CNAS, UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923. The University of Guam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing programs and services to the people of Guam without regard to race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.
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Stay posted on the latest news from Cooperative Extension!
Fifteen Guam residents attended UOG's first-ever Food Safety & Meat Processing Workshop.
A mango orchard and two new guidebooks are ready to help improve mango production in Guam.
CHL Food Systems will study the food supply chain to improve nutrition and reduce chronic disease.
The campers gained hands-on experience in cooking, arts and crafts, and science experiments.
They are now qualified to teach the public how to can, pickle, dehydrate, and freeze foods.
Higher education, including Cooperative Extension & Outreach, has gone through a monumental shift in FY 2020. The worldwide pandemic of corona virus has changed the scope of delivery of education, even in self-directed learning. The long-term mission of engagement has not changed – conduct research to address issues and deliver information to people for use in their daily lives. Access to quality information in a digital format is probably more important now for citizens to address their concerns. Long-term engagement through community processes, youth mentoring, and educational materials access are still fundamental to digital engagement. Impact on lives of citizens of Guam, immediate and long-term, is the Extension mission.
Stay posted on upcoming workshops from UOG Cooperative Extension!
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