Areas of Extension and Outreach

We engage with people through applied research and education.

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People studying an agricultural field in Arizona
Paula Rivadeniera/University of Arizona

Many of our faculty, staff and students work in outreach, with these faculty holding joint appointments in The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

The mission of Cooperative Extension is to to engage with people through applied research and education to improve lives, families, communities, the environment and economies in Arizona and beyond.

Discover what our faculty work on in extension and outreach in the selected categories below.


Climate Science, Biometeorology and Hydrology

We do applied research to understand the connections between weather and climate on agriculture and resource management to create relevant information products.

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Food Safety

We are conducting cutting edge stakeholder-driven food safety research and translating results into usable solutions for stakeholders throughout the region.

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Soil and Land Management

We focus our extension activities in this program area on improving best management practices related to irrigation, salinity, nutrient management and toxic metals across a range of arid and semi-arid systems.

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Tribal Affiliations

We develop specific approaches to research translation for native people in Arizona and beyond. 

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Water Quality and Sustainability

We look closely at the sustainable use of water, from stormwater and recycled water to aquaculture.

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