100 Years of Extension

Extension is celebrating its 100th birthday this year.  You are invited to the party!  Hillsborough County Extension office is having an open house on October 9th to celebrate.  See some of the the great work that Extension is doing in Hillsborough County and beyond.  The festivities will start at 4:00 pm.  We will have food, giveaways (including seedling cypress trees) and a birthday cake.  I will also be planting a Centennial Tree to commemorate the occasion.  This is a 25 gallon winged elm donated by our friends at Sun City Tree Farm.  So come and enjoy the celebration!  We will also be honoring our Extension Agriculture Volunteer of the Year, Mr. Audie Ham with Diamond R Turf.

You may be interested in seeing the video of the anniversary celebration at USDA.

You can view the video at:  1.usa.gov/1oucSrL  Dr, Martin Draper, National Program Leader (Plant Systems), opened the ceremony by reading a proclamation from President Obama marking Extension’s 100 years, and NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy delivered a rousing address about the history and future of Cooperative Extension.

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