Land grant universities are located in each state. They provide research-backed programs, course, events, applied research and other resources to the public on various relevant topics. Cornell CALS is the NYS land-grant university. The Charles H. Dyson School is a shared unit between CALS and the SC Johnson College of Business. Land-grant universities provide benefits to individuals, families, and communities through in-person and online educational courses (paid and free) and readily available and practical research on a variety of topics. Extension is the mechanism by which land-grant research is extended to the public. The CEP is a university-based extension program that builds public knowledge of cooperative-structured businesses; builds capacity of persons leading cooperatives; and provides technical assistance to persons interested in organizing such businesses. The CEP works with Cornell Cooperative Extension, a network of regional and county educators located throughout New York State.