Kansas State University Celebrates a Century of Extension Making a Difference

In 1914, U.S. Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia and U.S. Representative A. F. Lever of South Carolina authored the Smith-Lever Act to expand the “vocational, agricultural and home demonstration programs in rural America.” The act assured delivery of research-based knowledge of the land-grant universities to people where they live and work.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Smith-Lever, and the 100th anniversary of Kansas State University’s agricultural extension program, which has improved the lives of countless Kansans. But KSU extension’s work is far from over.

Kansas State wants to continue it’s tradition of improving the community by tackling some of the most important environmental and agricultural issues of our time, including water resource management, sustainability, food systems, community development, and much more. So here’s to 100 more years of excellence!

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