Tag: Extension 100 Years

Boll Weevil and Hog Cholera: How Pest Infestations Helped Extension Gain a Foothold in Florida

In 1915, Florida’s agricultural economy was in serious trouble. Its principal cash-crop, cotton, was being devastated by the boll weevil, an invasive beetle that crossed over from Mexico in the early 1900s. Farmers were desperate to make up… Read More

Who Are These Guys?

Over the next year, you’re going to see a trio of well-dressed, monochromatic gentlemen crop up in the oddest places. To raise awareness about the 100th Anniversary of Extension in Florida, life-sized cutouts of the  principal founders of the national… Read More