MSU Extension will celebrate its centennial anniversary

Montana State University Extension will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2014 with special events around the state and continuing local education programs.

 

 

Posted May 9, 2014

Montana State University Extension will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2014 with special events around the state and continuing local education programs.

Extension was created through the Smith-Lever Act in 1914, which provided for cooperative agricultural extension work at the land-grant colleges that were established with the Morill Act of 1862. The educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities extends research-based knowledge through a state-by-state network of Extension educators.

Extension in Montana is a network of educators in all counties of the state and specialists on the MSU campus providing unbiased, research-based education programs and information to strengthen the social, economic, and environmental well-being of Montana citizens.

The original Smith-Lever charter statement remains true after 100 years, that the purpose of Extension is “better farming, better living, more happiness, more education, and better citizenship” for the “entire country”.

For 100 years, MSU Extension has been educating in local communities. MSU Extension may show up as afterschool or 4-H youth programs, a master gardener course, or in-person education and service through webinars on personal finance; testing for animal forages or crop health; or food preservation classes.

To celebrate the centennial, MSU Extension will have special events at summer field days, and Fallon/Carter County Extension Office will be celebrating at their educational programs and events. For more information on events and local Extension learning opportunities in 2014, visit msuextension.org or call your county Extension office.

      



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