University of California Cooperative Extension marks 100 years

May 6, 2014 

On Thursday, the 100th anniversary of the University of California Cooperative Extension offers a chance for everyone to do a little science related to farming.

The extension invites residents to visit http://beascientist.ucanr.edu and record their observations that day about pollinators, water conservation efforts and local food sources. The UCCE’s missions include relaying research findings to farmers, advising families on nutrition and overseeing 4-H clubs.

It and similar programs date to the May 8, 1914, signing of the Smith-Lever Act by President Woodrow Wilson.

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