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Extending Knowledge, Changing Lives
Jan. 8, 2014, by Director Chris Boerboom

Helping Communities Take Charge
Feb. 25, 2014, by Center for Community Vitality Director Kathleen Tweeten

Addressing Family and Consumer Needs
March 24, 2014, by Deb Gebeke, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences

Producing Food and Fiber for North Dakota
April 10, 2014, by Charles Stoltenow, Assistant Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources

NDSU Extension: 100 Years of Extending Knowledge, Changing Lives
May 5, 2014

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Extension: 100 Years of Service

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In 2014, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act. It created the Cooperative Extension Service, a state-by-state network of educators to extend university-based research and knowledge to the people. Although times and technologies have changed, NDSU Extension still is committed to extending knowledge and changing lives now and in the future.

May 8, 2014, Celebrations

Steve Stark presentationHistorian and Artist Steve Stark presented an illustrated look at the historic timeline of Extension and the land-grant university in the NDSU Memorial Union Century Theater. Steve is a former Extension colleague from Fargo who is being engaged all over the nation this year to share his creative message about Extension. His unique Illustrated presentation brought history, art and presentation to life as in historical costume he told Extension's stories while drawing with skill and speed on a 25-foot roll of paper.

100 Years of Extension Week Proclamation by Gov. Dalrymple

Congratulations from Rep. Kevin Cramer

Congratulations from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

NDSU Extension Service History

Hired Hands and Volunteers: A History of the North Dakota State University Extension Service by Stanley W. Bale, 1989
Extension to the 21st Century: A History of North Dakota State University Extension Service 1985-2003 by Gary Moran, 2004
NDSU Extension Service Centennial from the 2013-2015 North Dakota Blue Book published by the N.D. Secretary of State
100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act -- national historic summary


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