BOZEMAN – Montana State University Extension will celebrate its centennial with a commemorative tree planting ceremony on campus at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 8, on the west lawn of Taylor Hall.
MSU President Waded Cruzado and Extension Director Jeff Bader will talk about Extension's past and future, and Toby Day, Extension horticulture associate will offer a brief program on tree planting.
Created through the Smith-Lever Act in 1914, Extension provides cooperative agricultural extension work at land-grant colleges established thru the Morrill Act of 1862. The educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities extends research-based knowledge through a state-by-state network of extension educators.
Extension in Montana is a network of educators in all counties and five Indian reservations, as well as Extension specialists on the MSU campus. They provide unbiased, research-based education programs and information to strengthen the social, economic and environmental well-being of Montana citizens.
MSU Extension has been educating Montana’s local communities for 100 years. Montanans receive this education in a variety of ways: after-school and 4-H youth programs; master gardener courses; instruction on personal finance; agriculture publications offering the latest in applied research; testing for animal forages or crop health; and food preservation and other practical classes.
For more information on events and local Extension learning opportunities in 2014, visit www.msuextension.org or call your county Extension office.
Contact: Sara Adlington, (406) 994-4602, firstname.lastname@example.org