Tell Us Your Story!
We would like to hear how University of Illinois Extension has been an important part of your life, family, or community. Click here send your photos and stories, and help us document the 100-year legacy University of Illinois Extension has left on the people and communities it serves.
Birthday Wishes from Reba
See centennial wishes sent to Cooperative Extension by one of country music's most enduring stars, Reba McEntire. The 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System, takes place May 7-8, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Extending Knowledge, Changing Lives
University of Illinois Extension is committed to providing educational programs that help people make their lives better, healthier, safer, and more profitable. U of I Extension delivers programs in Illinois communities via workshops, seminars, meetings and through online information that is available anytime and anywhere.
Postcards from Camp
Since 1947, 4-H Memorial Camp has annually served thousands of 4-H youth. Check out this bulletin board featuring photos and stories throughout the years.
View party photos from the 100 Years Celebration in Springfield bulletin board.
So many people have made Illinois Extension what it is today. In reviewing our past, here's a few people who have made a difference. Keep coming back as we will be adding new features regularly.
Here's just a few of the many important University of Illinois Extension milestones throughout it's first 100 years.
100 Years: The Game
How much do you really know about Extension? Here's a chance to test yourself!
We encourage you to browse through our virtual 100 Years of Extension pinboard, which features dozens of historic photos, posters, circulars, reports, and more—all from the University of Illinois Extension archives. Share these pieces of history with your followers by repinning them to your own Pinterest page!