University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cooperative Extension

  • Lot-splitting is a very common land use practice in Arizona’s rural areas, especially outside the incorporated limits of cities and towns.

    This fact-sheet highlights the differences between lot split and subdivided properties in Arizona, and what to look for before you purchase a new rural property.

  • Cochise County Cooperative Extension’s Land Use Planning and Sustainable Development Program was requested by Cochise County to conduct an analysis for solar energy development potential on the 6200 square miles within their jurisdiction.

    Cooperative Extension’s Land Use Planning and Sustainable Development Program has recently completed analyses for solar energy development potential in every county in Arizona.

  • Vista Del Oro Conservation Subdivision

    This article by Area Agent Mark Apel will help anyone understand how conservation subdivisions work around the West.

  • Tucson Village Farm is an environmental community program that teaches people about planting, harvesting and sustainability.

    Tucson Village Farm, an urban farm operated by the UA Cooperative Extension, is an environmental community program that teaches people about planting, harvesting and sustainability.

  • private citizens

    The Arizona Citizen Planner 101™ (AzCP 101) is a 10-hour online course designed for Planning Commissioners and Elected Officials throughout the state.

  • The Journal of Sustainability Education recently published an article about sustainability and its relationship to the University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension Programs.

  • LocalFresh website

    LocalFresh.info is an interactive website that enhances connections between farmers markets, consumers and producers of local food.

Welcome to

Arizona's Changing Rural Landscapes

Arizona Cooperative Extension’s community and economic development programs help residents, landowners and governments understand changes in the state’s rural areas. The goal is to help citizens define and contribute to the future of their communities, and become better informed, more resilient and sustainable.