Tag: Smith-Lever Anniversary

Got Milk! Extension and Dairy Grow Healthy and Strong Together in Florida

NOTE: The Family Dairy Day at the UF/IFAS Dairy Research Unit in Hague for October 25 has been CANCELLED. When the Florida Agricultural Extension Service started in 1915, many agricultural commodities already had a long history in the state, such as… Read More

A Good Hot Meal: Extension and the Struggle for School Lunches

The new school year is beginning, and so, inevitably, are jokes about food fights, mystery meat and ketchup-as-a-vegetable. School cafeterias have been a part of public education for such a long time that it’s easy to take them for granted. But… Read More

Campfire Stories: Florida’s 4-H Camps

Summer’s here, school’s out, and if you’re one of more than 230,000 4-H’ers in Florida, that means four magic words: Cloverleaf, Ocala, Cherry Lake, and Timpoochee. For the uninitiated, those are the names of Florida’s residential 4-H camps. They’re strung across… Read More

Boll Weevils and Beyond: Extension Entomology

Florida is a haven for many forms of insect life, from butterflies and honey bees to termites and fireflies. Unfortunately, its miles of coastline and thriving trade also make it vulnerable to harmful invasive species, which enter our… Read More

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