Cooperative Extension Programs Help Farmers Stay in Business

In a recent study from Penn State University, federal cooperative extension programs were credited with assisting more than 137,000 farmers remain in business since the mid 1980s. The study also showed how extension programs act as job stimulants and allows farmers to communicate information effectively with one another.

The Cooperative Extension System has a long history of helping America’s farmers.

In the 102 years since the Cooperative Extension System was created with the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, farmers and small business owners have received vital agricultural information.


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