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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Hafa Adai, Welcome to the University of Guam Cooperative Extension and Outreach (CE&O) Helpful Links and Resources that may be of interest to you. The CE&O provides research-based programs and resources for the island community, individuals, families, and government programs. In addition to the core CE&O programs, the Helpful Links and Resources is aimed at providing vetted program material and resources on problems faced by communities, organizations, families, and individuals. To find out more about emerging trends and program innovations around issues faced by our island community, navigate and check out the links provided.
Jian Yang, PhD, Extension Specialist, Food Safety
Clarissa Barcinas, Extension Associate, Consumer and Family Science.
Can Coronavirus-19 infect people through food? Currently there is no evidence that the virus can spread through food to people.
To minimize the risk for all food issues, follow good personal hygiene and proper food handling practices, which include:
COVID-19 pandemic and Impact on Food Systems and Food Safety
The following links and resources come by way of Dr. Jian Yang, Professor/Extension
Specialist for CE&O’s Food Science programs. COVID-19 ripple effects on our food system
continues to cause various forms of disruptions to both organizations, food system
employees and consumers.
Information and Resources:
Information and Resources:
Check out this section for an updated list of stay at home youth and 4-H activites and resouces to use during the COVID-19 quarantine!
With the support and guidance of a technical advisor, farmers and ranchers will integrate
research and education to conduct on-site/on-farm experiments to improve production,
marketing, and the environment. Due November 1, 2021.
Professional + Producer
This grant program involves agricultural professional in collaboration with producers
implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. Due November 3, 2021.
This grant program focuses on training agricultural professionals to help them spread knowledge about sustainable agriculture concepts and practices. Due November 10, 2021.
Research to Grassroots
RGR projects take the research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results into the field through education to ag professionals and producers. Due November 17, 2021.
Sabbatical Research & Education
Sabbatical Grants provide an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers of the Western U.S. region. Due November 18, 2021.
Enhance your awareness and reponse to an active shooter. Join Guam Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) for a two hour online trainining course.
For more information and to register click the link below.
Updated as of April 24, 2020
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.