Cooperative Extension

Who We Are

Today's Coconino Cooperative Extension is many things to many people throughout Arizona. We are:
  • Educators helping train volunteers to provide opportunities for youth participation and leadership opportunities
  • Researchers working with farmers and homeowners to control insects such as white flies and bark beetle
  • Liaisons to rural communities for natural resources stewardship
  • Professionals, volunteers, and mentors supporting Coconino County youth in developing life skills
  • Trained volunteers advising home gardeners to make the best possible use of resources like composting, pest controls, and organic gardening
  • Parent educators and consumer advisors helping families learn parenting skills

What We Do

Cooperative Extension, an outreach arm of The University of Arizona, is "Improving Lives, Communities and the Economy" by serving as a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty and staff that provides lifelong educational programs for all Arizonans. We are part of a nationwide educational network of scientists and educators who help people solve problems and put knowledge to use. With offices in all 15 Arizona counties, we bring scientific knowledge to people every day to enhance their work and enrich their lives. Cooperative Extension implements 4-H positive youth development programs that provide mentorship and life skills to youth across Coconino County


Got weeds?  If so, this website was built for you. Its purpose is to provide facts and photos that will help residents to identify and control the invasive and weedy plants most likely to be found in their yards and neighborhoods.

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Contact Information

Main Number
Front Desk
(928) 773-6100
Fax Number
Front Desk
(928) 774-1860
Hattie Braun
County Director/Horticulture Specialist
(928) 773-6118
Brandie Gobble Administrative Assistant (928) 773-6100
Joshua Farella 4H Youth Development Extension Agent
(928) 773-6106
Gayle Gratop Master Gardener Instructional Specialist (928) 773-6112
Master Gardener
Gardening Questions Hotline
(928) 773-6115
Christy Stuth Family Consumer Health Sciences Extension Agent (928) 773-6102