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Richard Parrish teaches fourth graders at Rooster Springs Elementary in Dripping Springs about how rainfall provides us drinking water. This is part of the 4-H2O for You Water Fair conducted for local schools.Students at Bowie Elementary learn about the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables during their after-school club.

Agrilife Extension celebrates 100 years of continuing education

By CANDICE BRUSUELAS
Features Editor

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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