Extension Office Celebrates 100 Years

NORFOLK - Extension is 100 years old and Madison County’s UNL Extension Office is celebrating.  President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Lever Act into law in 1914 creating cooperative extension programs in which federal, state and local governments work with the land-grant universities to serve Americans across the country.  Extension Educator Lee Sherry says Extension has changed a lot over the last 100 years, from serving mostly a rural clientele to one that is increasingly urban.  Sherry says Extension representatives will be at the Madison County Fair Wednesday night in the 4-H offices, serving a special ice cream developed especially for the celebration; It’s a vanilla, strawberry swirl with chocolate chunks.  Sherry says it’s from 6 to 7, but get there early, because it’s first come, first served.