Tag: Extension 100 Years

Project VI: Florida Extension in the Era of Segregation

For its first fifty years, there were two extension services in Florida—one for whites and one for African-Americans. The South had been racially segregated since the 1870s, the end of the reconstruction period following the Civil War. At… Read More

Special Delivery: Bringing Extension to the People

The Cooperative Extension Service was established in 1914 to address a specific problem: how to package the research and education of America’s land-grant universities and deliver it to the people. Universities published their information, but at the turn of the last century,… Read More