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 programs continue the struggle to address farm safety by training workers in appropriate field practices and equipment use and maintenance.
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.
The NC Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Department provide soil testing services for samples you send in.
Also try the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service, which might have a representative in your area.
"The first step has been to get everything under shelter," says Mike Williams, director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Chowan County.
The meeting was facilitated by Rhonda Shipp, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service. Using the Mobius strip facilitation method, the agenda was divided into three parts of "What", "So What", and "Now What?" The 2006 LAC focus was the future and how the Cooperative Extension System (CES) can thrive in the 21st Century world.
(5.) North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Disposal of hazardous household wastes.
"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. "This is a really horrific wetland invader pretty much across North America," says Jamie Snyder, an invasive plant specialist with the Cooperative Extension Service.
Whitford is the coordinator of Purdue Pesticide Programs of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. Martin is a training specialist with 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).
Susan White-Sayers and Diane Mason of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in Newport were honored for developing an indoor air quality workshop for childcare providers, who learned about proper cleaning and disinfection practices.
Supima co-hosted the summit with the Western Farm Press, California Cotton Ginners/Growers Associations and the University of California Cooperative Extension Service.

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