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Extension history

Icon reading: "110 Years: Extending knowledge and changing lives"

Extension celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2019 with both a look back at the organization’s accomplishments and a look ahead to its future. The anniversary provided a wonderful opportunity to tell the story of Extension and why it matters.

Follow along, decade by decade, from the events leading up to Extension's beginnings and through early history to the 2010s.

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