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May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014—Cooperative Extension held a Centennial Convocation May 8 to celebrate its 100-year heritage and look to the future. The primary focus was on Extension’s contemporary efforts and launching the next 100 years of educational programming that transforms behavior of individuals, families, youth, farmers, communities and businesses.
May 8, 2014
As you know, this year marks the 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based knowledge to the people. For a century Cooperative Extension has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs.
May 1, 2014
More Than 130 Scientists at Public and Land-Grant Universities Provided Input
March 25, 2014
March 25, 2014—APLU President Peter McPherson released the following statement on the dedication of a statue of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug in the U.S. Capitol Building. McPherson attended today’s dedication ceremony on what would have been Borlaug’s 100th birthday. Borlaug’s agricultural research is largely credited with saving the lives of more than a billion people as part of the Green Revolution. APLU was the 2012 winner of the World Food Prize’s Borlaug Medallion, which is awarded to organizations and Heads of State who’ve made an especially noteworthy contribution to improving the world’s food supply and ensuring adequate nutrition.
February 7, 2014
February 7, 2014—After literally years of effort, the Senate and House finally approved a new five-year Farm Bill that President Obama today signed into law. Most of APLU’s Farm Bill priorities were incorporated within Title VII (Research & Extension) or other portions of the bill.