Tag: Smith-Lever Act

100 Years of Extension in Florida

May 8, 2014 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established America’s Cooperative Extension Service. Let’s take a brief look back at Extension’s growth and evolution in Florida, year by year.  Before Extension 1862 President Abraham Lincoln… 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

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