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Extension Celebrates a Century of Work

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    The Extension Service celebrates 100 years of service.
    May 8, 1914 Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act--establishing county Extension offices throughout the country. 
    NDSU Extension currently has agents serving all 53 counties in the state.
    Their work involves a variety of subjects from agriculture, to family nutrition and 4-H programs.

(Peggy Netzer / Burleigh Co. Extension) "I think the great thing about extension is we really have an opportunity to influencommunitiesmunties. We get to bring the research from the university in fargo, and actually across the nation, we have an entire country's worth of network for our information and we get to bring that to the people who live in our own communities and make their lives better." 
    To celebrate Burleigh County is hosting an open house tomorrow from 11:30-1 at the Burleigh County Extension Office.
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