Dean Fish, UA Ag. Ext. Agent, SCC, says the mission of Arizona Cooperative Extension is to engage people through research and education to improve lives, families, communities and the environment in Arizona and beyond. He says that is accomplished by helping Arizona communities plan for changing demands on our dynamic natural resources, by promoting safe, profitable and sustainable food, plant and animal systems, and by developing leadership skills to promote sustainable community capacity. He says the SCC office supports the positive growth and development of children and youth and assists individuals and families to become physically, mentally, emotionally and financially healthy.