Montgomery County Extension Celebrates 100 Years!

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.  Montgomery County was one of only five counties in the state to celebrate this year.

Held in conjunction with a Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association Wednesday coffee on November 28th, the celebration was held at the gold fair building.  It featured historical displays, a 4-H club poster contest, celebratory cake and special guests.  Dr. John Lawrence, Director of Extension to Agricultural and Natural Resources, addressed the crowd and presented our county extension council with a certificate to commemorate the occasion.  Jacy Johnson, Director of Organizational Advancement for ISU Extension and Outreach, was another special guest.  Extension Council Chair Joe Jardon spoke and thanked the almost 100 in attendance for sharing in our celebration.

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.  We are people advancing people and putting research into action.




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