Extension and Outreach

Extension services and programs that meet real-world needs.

The extension programs in Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education cover topics including on farm and food business profitability, farm safety, youth and family development, consumer choices about food and health, and water and energy policy.


Learn about AgrAbility – a program designed to assist farmers with disabilities or long-term health conditions to be able to continue in production agriculture.

Agritourism at Penn State

The Penn State Agritourism Program provides resources for agritourism operators and organizations that support agritourism in their county.

Better Kid Care

Better Kid Care provides professional development to early-care and youth development professionals to improve the quality of their care and educational practices.

Business and Operations

Penn State Extension delivers Business and Operations education and programs in six primary areas: Getting Started, Business Management, Human Resources, Land and Equipment, Farm Markets, and Farm Safety.

Children and Families

Find parenting advice on raising healthier kids. Explore the ins and outs of child care, childhood education, drug and alcohol prevention, and more.


Penn State Extension delivers Energy education and programs in two primary areas: Marcellus Shale and Natural Gas and Renewable and Alternative Energy.

Intergenerational Programs

Discover a collection of activities for educators, human and community service professionals, and families interested in facilitating intergenerational understanding and cooperation.


The Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN) supports women in agriculture by providing positive learning environments, networking, and empowerment opportunities.

Rural-Urban Leadership Program

RULE encourages and fosters the development of adult community leaders from all segments of Pennsylvania.