Smith-Lever 100 Anniversary


The 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914
which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System will
take place in 2014.

This celebration will highlight Extension’s past and focus on the
contemporary application of Extension’s transformational educational
programming into the future.


During this anniversary year we celebrate




ISU Extension and Outreach as a gift worth sharing

With nearly 1,000 faculty and staff on campus and across
the state and 100 county extension offices, Extension and
Outreach gives Iowa State University a 99 county campus

Each year nearly 1 million people directly benefit from our
educational programs.

Learn more about some of our educational gifts.


Milestones in every county extension office

  • Worth County 4-H’er Janice Hullinger and her
    Chicago Livestock Champion Angus Steer “Shorty”
    appeared on stage with Ed Sullivan in 1954.
  • Lee County’s first extension agent, John S. Clare,
    helped save 1,000 bushels of clover seed from
    grasshoppers by using 30 “hopper-dozers” in 1919.
  • Jones County has one of the oldest county fairs in
    Iowa; 2014 will be the 162nd year.

Read all 99 county milestones

          Join us in this celebration!