Extension Centennial Celebration Activities at the Wayne County Fair

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith Lever Act in 1914 which established the nation’s cooperative Extension system.  All year long OSU Extension – Wayne County has been celebrating the 100th anniversary with a series of events and activities.

Coming up at the Wayne County Fair there will be a display in the 4-H Building showcasing historical factoids and artifacts from the first 100 years of Extension and looking forward to the next 100 years.  If you have any interesting Extension factoids, stories, old documents, photos, clothing or other still projects, or other interesting Extension artifacts that you would be willing to loan – please bring them to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday August 29th.

We will formally celebrate Extension’s 100th anniversary with a cake and punch reception to be held in conjunction with the Pie in the Face Auction and start of the Fair Square Dance on Sunday evening September 7th beginning at 7 p.m. in the Coliseum.  Hope you can join us!

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