In 2014, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Smith-Lever Act, the legislation which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System. We reflect upon a century of accomplishments and look forward to continuing our mission of delivering relevant, research-based knowledge to the general public.
As part of this celebration, we have created a series of short articles highlighting notable aspects of Cooperative Extension in Texas. This series is entitled 14 in ’14: Celebrating Extension’s Past, Present, and Future in Texas and Beyond. This website will feature a monthly story about people, programs, history, and ideas about Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, with bonus articles released in May to celebrate the date the Act was signed.
There is simply no way to highlight everything positive about Texas Extension in a series of 14 posts, and this list is not meant to be comprehensive. Instead, we hope to share snapshots of a diverse group of educators and their work across the entire state to demonstrate the breadth of Extension’s impact.
For more information about this series, please contact Kevin Andrews at (979) 458-2700.