State AES & Land Grant University Resources

In 1862, U.S. Congress passed the Morrill Act donating public lands to the several states & territories for the establishment of colleges "for the benefit of agriculture & the mechanic arts." The mission of the land-grant universities was expanded by the Hatch Act of 1887, which provided federal funds to states to establish a series of agricultural experiment stations under the direction of each state's land-grant college; as well as pass along new information, especially in the areas of soil minerals & plant growth. The outreach mission was further expanded by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 to include cooperative extension, the sending of agents into rural areas to help bring the results of agricultural research to the end users. Beyond the original land grants, each land-grant college receives annual Federal appropriations for research & extension work on the condition that those funds are matched by state funds.


Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station – The Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station is the research arm of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at the University of Arizona. Research is conducted in the various departments & schools on campus, as well as at Agricultural Centers throughout the state. Research generated through the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station underlies both academic & extension programs.

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension – Cooperative Extension, an outreach arm of The University of Arizona & the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS), is "Improving Lives, Communities & the Economy" by serving as a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty & staff that provides lifelong educational programs for all Arizonans. Education program areas include: 4-H Youth Development; Agriculture & Food Safety; Children & Families; Gardening; Health; Natural Resources; Nutrition & Physical Activity; & Water.


California Agricultural Experiment Station – At the University of California, the Agricultural Experiment Station has three branches: one each at Berkeley, Davis & Riverside campuses. Each branch provides education, research & resource materials related to agricultural problems in the state.

University of California Cooperative Extension – As UC Agriculture & Natural Resources’ outreach arm, Cooperative Extension provides programs in 4-H Youth Development, Master Gardening, Expanded Food & Nutrition Education, & Integrated Pest Management in more than 50 county offices. Extension specialists are headquartered at UC Berkeley, UC Davis & UC Riverside, where they conduct research, provide statewide leadership to teams of advisors & faculty, & perform outreach programs locally & statewide.


Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station – The mission of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) is to conduct research that addresses the economic viability, environmental sustainability, & social acceptability of activities impacting agriculture, natural resources, & consumers in Colorado.

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension – CSU Extension’s job is to determine what issues, concerns & needs are unique to each community, & offer sound & effective solutions. The Mission of Extension is to provide information & education, & encourage the application of research-based knowledge in response to local, state & national issues affecting individuals, youth, families, agricultural enterprises & communities of Colorado. Educational program areas include: Yard & Garden; Insects; Agriculture; Natural Resources; Nutrition, Health & Food Safety; Family, Home & Consumer Sciences; Water; Energy; & 4-H Youth Development.


Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station – Research emphasis at the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station is consistent with the themes of the University's 21ST century plan, which include improving agricultural productivity through research; making Nevadans healthier; developing & sustaining productive youth & families; developing & sustaining productive communities; improving water availability, allocation & quality; & resolving natural resource values.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension – As the outreach college of the University of Nevada, Cooperative Extension has more than 200 personnel to deliver non-degree, educational programs in Agriculture; Children, Youth & Families; Community Development; Health & Nutrition; Horticulture; & Natural Resources. There are 18 offices throughout the state to serve Nevadans with the mission to discover, develop, disseminate, preserve & use knowledge to strengthen the social, economic & environmental well-being of people.

New Mexico

New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station – The Agricultural Experiment Station system supports fundamental & applied science & technology research to benefit New Mexico's citizens in the economic, social & cultural aspects of agriculture, natural resources management & family issues.

New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension – The Cooperative Extension Service is the community education arm of NMSU providing the people of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge & programs to improve their quality of life. Extension departments include: Animal Sciences & Natural Resources; Economics; Family & Consumer Sciences; Plant Sciences; 4-H Youth Development; & Media Productions/Ag Communications.


Utah Agricultural Experiment Station – UAES is part of a network of researchers & facilities at the nation’s land-grant universities & is committed to improving agriculture & natural resources for the people of Utah. At research facilities on the Utah State University campus & throughout the state, the UAES supports hundreds of research projects. It operates labs that test soils, plant tissue, irrigation water & livestock feed. It researches food safety & processing, plant & animal genetics, economic & social forces that shape families & communities, & brings agricultural into harmony with sustainable use of natural resources.

Utah State University Cooperative Extension – USU Cooperative Extension delivers research-based education & information to the people of Utah. Extension has offices located in nearly every Utah county to continue the longstanding tradition of extending the university to the people to improve the quality of life for individuals, families & communities. Educational programs are provided for the following topic areas: Agriculture; Families & Communities; Finance & Economics; Food & Nutrition; Horticulture; & Natural Resources.


Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station – The Agricultural Experiment Station will serve the citizens of Wyoming, the region & nation by facilitating innovative discovery, dissemination, & dialogue of integrated agricultural systems that are ecologically sound, economically viable, & socially acceptable.

University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension – With offices in each of the state’s 23 counties & the Wind River Indian Reservation, UW Extension provides lifelong learning opportunities for the people of Wyoming & empower them to make choices that enhance their quality of life. Although Extension’s roots are in agriculture, the educational mission has broadened to encompass many of the contemporary challenges facing Wyoming’s people & its rural communities. Educational program areas include 4-H/Youth Development; AgrAbility; Ag & Natural Resources; Community Development; Financial Literacy; Horticulture; Master Gardening; Nutrition/Food Safety; & Renewable Energy.