Cooperative Extension Service


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Cooperative Extension Service,

in the United States, former agency of the Dept. of AgricultureAgriculture, United States Department of,
federal executive department established in 1862, whose head was made a cabinet member in 1889. The department administers federal programs related to food production and rural life.
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, est. 1914 by the Smith-Lever Act. Designed to provide Americans with the understanding and skills essential for solving farm, home, and community problems, the service offered educational programs that made use of research findings emanating primarily from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the state land-grant colleges and universitiesland-grant colleges and universities,
U.S. institutions benefiting from the provisions of the Morrill Act (1862), which gave to the states federal lands for the establishment of colleges offering programs in agriculture, engineering, and home economics as well as in the
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. The service also sponsored Four-HFour-H
or 4-H,
organization for boys and girls, generally from 8 to 18 years of age; some states offer programs for younger children, and there are also collegiate programs.
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 programs for young people throughout the country. The 1995 reorganization of the department merged the Extension Service into the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service.
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Cooperative Extension Service on many educational projects and this Foundation challenge grant is a great complement to those efforts.
Congress appropriated $1,020,000 for fifty-one $20,000 formula grants under the Smith-Lever Act to the Cooperative Extension Service to support safety programs in each of the 50 states and Puerto Rico in 1976.
Classical Biological Control of Tropical Soda Apple in the USA, Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
His first professional position was as an instructor in agriculture, Ohio Cooperative Extension Service, serving as associate county extension agent, Tiffin, OH (1954-1957) and county agricultural extension agent, Napoleon, OH (1957-1960).
Gadsden State Community College's aquaculture program has been recognized in the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service Annual Report for its work with K-12 education and its teaching partnership with the extension service.
Morris of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Service, designed and carried out a long-term monitoring study.
The NC Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Department provide soil testing services for samples you send in.
Outside Kentucky, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service office for advice.
The varieties sold in nurseries are supposed to be sterile, and the Anchorage growing season was thought too short to allow it to seed and spread," says Julie Riley, a horticulturist with the University of Alaska Cooperative Extension Service.
Whitford is the coordinator of Purdue Pesticide Programs of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.
Risk factors are believed to include exposure to fungus, molds, pesticides, organic dust from a variety of areas including animal bedding, and silicosis (Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service 1981; North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service 1995).

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