K-State Recognizes 100 Years Of Extension Services


MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW)-- Kansas State University is saluting the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act that authorized the "Cooperative Extension Service" and established a 50-50 funding between the Federal and State governments that over the years included expanded food and nutrition education, farm safety and pest management.

Kansas State University Provost April Mason and Daryl Bucholz, associate director of extension and applied research signed a proclamation regarding extension services and their impact on the land-grant system.

There are currently 106 land grant colleges and universities serving 50 states, 6 U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

Posted by Greg Palmer

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