100 years for the Cooperative Extension Program - Tucson News Now

100 years for the Cooperative Extension Program

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Cooperative Extension Program is celebrating its one hundred year anniversary on Thursday and the University of Arizona is taking part in the celebration.

The celebration will begin at the U of A at 10 a.m. today, at the U of A College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cooperative Extension, who is hosting the southeastern Arizona centennial event.

The celebration includes tours of the farm, a centennial artwork presentation and several speakers.  There are many CE agents that work from or for the U of A; like the U of A Butcher Shop and Tucson Village Farm. 

For those who like history, back on May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith Lever Act.  This act created a federal law that provided specific funding for extension programs at each of the land grant universities. 

Cooperative Extension is celebrating its 100th anniversary today, with celebrations beginning this morning at 10 a.m.

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