The University of Illinois Extension is celebrating a milestone anniversary this month. It's been 100-years since the Smith-Lever Act was signed, establishing the Cooperative Extension Service to share land-grant university research with communities and provide practical information to farmers and housemakers. A series of events are planned this month to commemorate the anniversary according to Master Gardener Donna Bardon.
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Bardon says the events will recognize the work of the Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, 4-H leaders and other educational programs led by the U of I Extension Office. For more information call 344-4230.