Cherokee County Cooperative Extension

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908 S. College Tahlequah, Ok. 74464
Phone: 918-456-6163
Fax: 918-458-6528 E-mail:


Cherokee County Cooperative Extension

What is Extension?

Welcome to Cherokee County Cooperative Extension

Bringing the University to You!

Cherokee County Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service provides our county's residents access to the resources and expertise of Oklahoma State Univserity. Through educational programming, publications, and area events and activities, Cooperative Extension Educators deliver unbiased, research-based information to all. 

What is Extension?

The Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Office is part of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) and the Division of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University. OCES is funded through a partnership between federal, state and county governments. Extension's purpose is to provide research-based information and education to help Oklahomans live their lives better. While traditional college and vo-tech instructors teach skills for employment, Extension Educators teach skills for LIVING.

Why is Extension Important?
Extension is education for everyone. It plays a vital role in Cherokee County by providing practical information to help people improve their quality of life. Extension Educators provide programs on the environment, economic development, family life, health, nutrition, and youth development. There is simply no better education network for these basic subjects that affect us all.

County Extension Offices
County Extension offices serve as the front door to Oklahoma State University and provide a direct link between the university and the people of the state. County educators have broad technical knowledge and often are the initial contact for many audiences served by OCES. County educators work closely with local advisory groups to plan educational programs for the county. They make a difference in the lives of many people by providing practical, down-to-earth information and education on many topics. They assess county needs, prepare and deliver to the public specific programs, provide educational leadership for adult and youth programs, evaluate program effectiveness, and respond to client requests for specific information and technical assistance. In addition, OCES county educators coordinate and implement 4-H youth development activities, and recruit, train and develop lay leaders. County educators keep area specialists and state specialist apprised of clientele needs and issues for possible future research.

To find out how we can help you, visit us on the web or come by and we'll be glad to help you find the answer to your question.

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