Iowa State Will Be on Display at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival This Summer

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will participate in the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., this summer. The festival’s theme, “Campus and Community: Public Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150,” celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which founded land-grant universities like Iowa State, and the partnership between these universities and communities.

“We are very excited to be partnering with the College of Design and other offices to bring the university’s exhibit to the Folklife Festival this year,” said Cathann Kress, vice president for extension and outreach. “Land-grant universities have been integral in spreading higher education to all for the last 150 years. Our participation in the festival gives us an opportunity to showcase the role extension and outreach plays within the land-grant university structure.”

For more information about the festival and the exhibit, read the news release from Iowa State University News Service.