Agrilife Extension celebrates 100 years of continuing education
By CANDICE BRUSUELAS
It’s been a full century this month since the cooperative extension program was established in May of 1914, paving the way for the creation of our own Agrilife Extension Office a couple decades later. Despite the lag between the program and the establishment of the Hays County office, the Extension office is still celebrating.
The program was established with the ratification of the Smith-Lever act in the U.S. congress, according to County Extension Agent Richard Parrish.
“The passage created this nationwide network of educators whose mission was to relay researched-based information, take that researched-based information from the universities, specifically the land grand universities, and bring that information to the people,” he says.
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