2014: Extension celebrates 100 years of service

Although there were agents and clubs in place more than 100 years ago, Extension was officially recognized in 1914 with the Smith-Lever Act, the federal law that established and funded the state-by-state system.

A hundred years later, UGA Extension remains committed to providing unbiased, research-based information to Georgians in the areas of agriculture, the environment, families, food, lawn and garden, and youth. 

Through a well-organized network of specialists, agents and staff covering nearly every county across the state, information is delivered both online and in person to the public in the form of classes, workshops, programs, events, publications and more.

The early Cooperative Extension System was based in agricultural and home demonstration work and helped farmers, homemakers and young people with their daily lives. Through the years, Extension projects may have changed, but the core goals haven’t. In 2014 we celebrate Extension’s commitment to working for and with the people, often meeting them where they are -- whether that’s the home, field or classroom.