In 1903, a group of Sioux County farmers cooperated with Iowa State University to establish the "extension idea" - taking the land-grant college to the people. In 2003, Iowa State University celebrated 100 years of Extension helping Iowans become their best.
Beginning in 2012, and over the next several years, county extension offices throughout the state will celebrate their 100 year milestones of organized extension work and the hiring of their first county agents.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will continue to carry Iowa State’s land-grant mission beyond campus, to be the university that best serves the citizens of Iowa over the next 100 years and beyond. We provide access to high-quality education, apply research to the needs of Iowa, the nation, and world, and extend knowledge to strengthen Iowa’s economy and citizens’ quality of life.
Join us as we celebrate these county centennials. We are people advancing people and putting research into action.
View photos of 2012's centennial celebrations from Harrison, Muscatine and Clinton counties on our Facebook page.