7395 East Road, Lowville, NY 13367

About Us

Welcome to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County!

Since 1918, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County (CCE-Lewis) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.

The mission of Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. Extension staff and trained volunteers deliver education programs, conduct applied research, and encourage community collaborations. Our educators connect people with the information they need on topics such as commercial and sustainable agriculture; nutrition and health; 4-H youth and families; finances; energy efficiency; economic and community development; and sustainable natural resources. Our ability to match university resources with community needs helps us play a vital role in the lives of individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Lewis County.

CCE-Lewis is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization and is part of the Cooperative Extension land grant system, a partnership between County, State, and Federal governments that is administered in New York State through Cornell University. Each county's Cooperative Extension association is independent and works to serve the needs of the county in which it is located.

We have an extensive system for getting input from diverse interests in the community, and we welcome your ideas and involvement in our efforts. If you are interested in how CCE-Lewis sets policies and program priorities, or if you'd like more information on how to get involved, please contact Michele Ledoux, Executive Director, at (315) 376-5270 or email

Visit us at:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County
7395 East Road
Lowville,  New York 13367

Office Hours:

8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Cornell Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years


Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities. NYS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NYS College of Human Ecology, and NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Cooperative Extension Associations, county governing bodies, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating.


The Americans With Disabilities Act – If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for Extension program offerings, please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Lewis County at 315-376-5270 and we will discuss what accommodations are necessary.


Michele Ledoux
Executive Director
(315) 376-5270

Last updated February 7, 2024