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Celebrating Extension's 100!

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University of Minnesota Extension celebrates its Centennial in 2009, symbolizing 100 years of making a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The history of Extension in Minnesota is as fascinating and diverse as the citizens who have helped shape it, from the grasshopper plague of the '30s to the battle of the soybean aphid today, from 4-H youth conservation programs of the '20s to today's 4-H projects focused on science, engineering and technology.

Next year Extension will celebrate its 100th anniversary of connecting community needs and University resources to improve the lives of Minnesotans. The celebration begins in January 2009 with the unveiling of a Centennial website, and will focus on stories about some of the most pressing issues Minnesotans have faced since Extension's beginnings.

Together the people of Minnesota created Extension's rich history, which is why we'd love to hear from you! Do you have a favorite Extension story or historical photo you'd like to submit to the website for consideration? If so, please contact us via email at extensionsource@umn.edu.

In addition, keep an eye out for a special Centennial edition of Source magazine, coming in January 2009!

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