Outreach Extension Outreach is an activity of providing services to populations who might not otherwise have access to those services. A key component of outreach is that the groups providing it are not stationary but mobile; in other words, they are meeting those in need of outreach services at the locations where those in need are. In addition to delivering services, outreach has an educational role, raising the awareness of existing services. http ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outreach (1/20/13, 3:11 p.m.) The Cooperative Extension Service, also known as the Extension Service of the USDA, is a nonformal educational program implemented in the United States designed to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lives. The service is provided by the state’s designated land-grant universities. In most states, the educational offerings are in the areas of agriculture and food, home and family, the environment, community economic development, and youth and 4-H.