Extension service has improved many lives

This year, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. In Pennsylvania, Extension allows us all to benefit from the research and education of our land-grant university, the Pennsylvania State University.

Penn State Extension has improved the lives of Pennsylvanians in many ways. If you’ve learned how to choose healthier foods, conserve water, save money or start a pollinator garden, chances are you learned it from Extension. If you’ve ever been to a 4-H camp or gotten help from a Master Gardener, you know Extension.

On this 100th Anniversary, Penn State Extension District 13 is proud of its accomplishments, but we look continually towards the future, finding solutions to the challenges we will face in the next 100 years and sharing them to make life healthier, happier, and more prosperous for you and our community.

Tom Walker is director of the Mifflin-Juniata Penn State Cooperative Extension Service.