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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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JS: For one, the size of the Cooperative Extension System that delivers 4-H programming locally has grown to include 110 land-grant universities and more than 3,000 local extension offices that reach youth in rural, suburban and urban communities throughout the U.
All of our growers have biosecurity measures, which are the first line of defense against avian influenza and other poultry diseases," says Ken Macklin, a scientist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and professor of poultry science at Auburn University.
Cooperative Extension System educators will provide training in all regions of the country, and NIFA will conduct outreach to raise awareness of AMS grant opportunities and increase participation in the programs.
I am proud to be a part of this great enterprise of public service, especially during the centennial year of the founding of the national Cooperative Extension system.
The Cooperative Extension System (CES) was created by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 to apply the benefits of academic research to address local needs related to agriculture, nutrition, food safety, and youth development.
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Cooperative Extension System provides personal finance education through local workshops, seminars, and home study opportunities and online at www, extension.
Johnson, Alabama Cooperative Extension System regional agent specializing in food safety, preparation and preservation, is the most recent person to receive recognition from AFFI for her role as a Frozen Food Truth Teller.
In 1998 the Change Agent States for Diversity Consortium (CASD) was established to build the capacity of the Cooperative Extension System and its research and university partners to function inclusively and effectively in a multicultural world, setting standards and implementing a vision for healthy, thriving, and productive communities.
Department of Agriculture, findings will be disseminated to researchers, educators, health care professionals, and consumers through Texas A&M University and the Cooperative Extension System.
Results: The resulting plan joins a state's cooperative extension system, medical school, and farm community in partnership to provide an experiential approach to agricultural medicine and rural health education.
works with 4-H camps in Connecticut as an Extension Educator in Organization Development with the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System.

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