Washington State University Extension

Celebrating 100 Years of Extension

Extending Knowledge and Changing Lives

Extending Knowledge. Changing Lives.

In 2014, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. The result of a unique educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities, Extension engages people, organizations and communities through programs that advance knowledge, economic well-being and quality of life.

In Washington State, the Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youth and adults on a wide range of topics including agriculture, gardening, economic development, parenting, nutrition, sustainable development and more.

As the front door to the university, WSU Extension provides non-credit education and degree opportunities to individuals throughout the state, empowering them to pursue their interests, develop their talents, support their families, and improve their communities. Application of research to solutions for local issues allows the state’s diverse resources to flourish.

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives.

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