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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Two-day Texas Cooperative Extension Service Master Clothing Volunteer training will be held Wednesday and Thursday, February 12 and 13, with show admission Friday.
Location: University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, 2301 S.
You can also contact Ohio State University's Cooperative Extension Service.
Raised on a farm in Blaine County, Justice served the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service for 33 years before being elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2004.
During his career in higher education, Powell, 50, has served as vice president for administrative services at Ouachita Baptist University, associate vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and director of financial services at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
In 1976 he moved to the Natural State to work as a state specialist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
Together, they led the effort to re-create the university center as the California Center for Cooperative Development (CCCD) as a nonprofit co-op center after its ties to the University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension Service ended.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has outreach statewide for seasoned and aspiring gardeners alike.
Cooperative Extension Service, if your test shows a pH level outside a particular plant's preferred range, you'll know to expect slowed growth or ill health unless you amend the soil to accommodate the plant.
According to a University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service report, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) has had a tremendous impact on health and school budgets.
Last year, as part of the May 8 centennial of the founding of the Cooperative Extension Service in the United States, UC ANR Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invited Californians to take a walk or visit a park or garden and be citizen scientists.
Holiday season is cold season," warns Laura Palmer, a Cooperative Extension Service specialist in foods and nutrition at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

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