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More than 100 years of Extension in Colorado

May 8, 2014

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based knowledge to the people.

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In 2014, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service - a unique educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities that extends research-based knowledge through a state-by-state network of extension educators.

In 2012, Colorado State University Extension celebrated 100 years of service to the citizens of Colorado. In 1912, several Colorado counties recognized the importance of CSU Extension expertise in their communities. From agriculture to economics, Extension outreach programs were a significant support to the prosperity of Colorado towns, leading local county commissioners to establish Extension programs throughout Colorado.

Innovative research and vital educational programs

For 100 years, the Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youth and adults through progressive information delivery systems that improved lives and shaped a nation. Join us as we continue to celebrate over 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives in Colorado and nationwide.

More information

For more information about CSU Extention visit the website.

Contact: Joanne Littlefield
Phone: (970) 491-4640