100th Anniversary of Florida Extension

Join us on April 17 as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Florida Extension!

The Cooperative Extension System was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, and allows us all to benefit from the research and education of each state’s land-grant universities. Extension has helped millions of Floridians by tapping the latest information from the research engines of the University of Florida and Florida A&M University and converting it into practical knowledge we use every day.

On April 17, we’ll celebrate 100 years of Extension at the Plaza of the Americas on the UF campus with guest speakers, food fresh from Florida, activities and displays showing today’s Extension programs and information about how you can find a career helping people find solutions for the next 100 years.

About the Event:


  • 11:00 am Exhibits Open
  • 11:30 am Speakers
  • 12 noon Lunch


  • Dr. Nick Place: Dean & Director University of Florida IFAS Extension Service
  • Dr. Jack Payne: Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida IFAS
  • Dr. Joe Glover: Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Adam Putnam: Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Exhibits and Activities

  • Airboat – USGS-Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  • UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) – USGS-Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  • Tractor – UF-IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit (students can get a photo of themselves on the tractor)
  • Live Gators – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Office
  • Forest Art Co-lab Space – UF-IFAS School of Forestry and Natural Resources and UF School of Art and Art History
  • Solutions for the Next 100 Years – UF-IFAS Extension


Fresh-from-Florida food will be prepared by Chef David Bearl.

Menu: Seafood Chowder & a vegetarian chowder. Homemade bread. Beverages and birthday cake!!

For more information, contact:

Lynn Max, Coordinator, Educational/Training Programs, M.S.

Email: lynnmax@ufl.edu

Tel: (352) 281-3236



Posted: April 10, 2014

Category: EVENTS, Smith-Lever, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Events, Extension 100 Years, UF/IFAS Extension

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