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100th Anniversary of Cooperative Extension

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The 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 that officially created the national Cooperative Extension System is May 8, 2014. Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act that day to provide educational programs to diffuse "useful and practical information."

In Nevada, the University of Nevada, Reno is the state's land-grant institution, and as such, the University has accepted the duty and privilege of supporting the mission of Cooperative Extension throughout the state.

So this year, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension invites you to join us in celebrating 100 years of Cooperative Extension providing practical education to people, businesses and communities in Nevada. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and county commissions throughout the state have issued proclamations celebrating this centennial (see below), and counties will be recognizing the centennial at their Cooperative Extension activities throughout the year.

Finally, as we recognize this anniversary, it also gives us the opportunity to recognize all of our county, state and federal partners, as well as the many other agencies, organizations and volunteers who work with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension each day to help us provide useful, research-based information to assist Nevadans. We couldn't possibly do our work without them.

Now, we invite you to enjoy our short centennial celebration video presentation, which concludes with a special message from a former Nevada 4-H'er � Governor Brian Sandoval.

Centennial Video

Governor's Proclamation

PDF of Governor's Proclamation

County Proclamations

Photos from county proclamation presentations