Connecting the University with our Communities
Cooperative Extension works to improve lives, communities, and the economy through a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty and staff. As part of a land-grant university, Cooperative Extension plays a critical role in our mission to educate our communities and establish pipelines to enable future success in regional and global economies and to develop new knowledge and technologies to benefit society. With offices in all 15 of Arizona’s counties and on five tribal nations, Cooperative Extension connects students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with citizens across the state who are interested in topics such as youth development, animal health, sustainability, business, nutrition and health, plants and pests, and management of natural resources.
Cooperative Extension faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics collaborate with agricultural and agribusiness industries and managers, natural resource users and organizations, and policy- and decision-makers throughout the state to conduct applied research and economic analysis addressing pressing community issues related to agricultural production, economic development, and the natural environment.
Cooperative Extension Programs
Environmental & Natural Resource Policy
Agricultural and Resource Economics Extension faculty produce research relevant to real-world issues related to the sustainable and efficient use of natural resources and the environment.
Farm & Ranch Management
Agricultural and Resource Economics Extension faculty develop farm budgets and a variety of tools, resources, and templates to assist with budgeting and decision-making for farming and ranching enterprises.
Marketing & Risk Management
Agricultural and Resource Economics Extension faculty support farmers and ranchers with information resources on marketing of products and services, as well as best practices in ranch and farm risk management in order to enhance the productivity, profitability, and access to markets for farming enterprises.
Regional Economic Analysis
The Extension Regional Economic Analysis Program (EREAP) conducts applied research and economic analysis addressing economic development issues around Arizona.