The Alabama Cooperative Extension System: Then and Now

Alabama Extension is commemorating May 8, 2014, the centennial anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. Considered by many to be one of the most important educational reforms in history, the Act established a national network of grassroots educators charged with extending the resources of land-grant institutions to local communities. This program came to be known as the Cooperative Extension System, which set out to provide practical research-based knowledge to improve the lives of citizens.

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