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100 Years of Extension in Florida

May 8, 2014

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 ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Agriculture, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Extension 100 Years, Florida A & M, Master Gardener, Smith-Lever Act, Smith-Lever Anniversary, UF IFAS Extension

Project VI: Florida Extension in the Era of Segregation

February 13, 2014

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. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, A.A. Turner, African-Americans, Black History Month, Extension 100 Years, Extension Agents, Florida A & M, Floy Britt

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