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University of Illinois Extension is committed to providing educational programs that help people make their lives better, healthier, safer, and more profitable. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Extension programs are funded through federal, state, and county government as well as other partners.


Celebrating 100 Years of Extending Knowledge

Celebrating 100 YearsExtension units throughout Illinois are currently celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the 1914 signing of the Smith-Lever Act that established cooperative extension services. A centralized interactive website has been created with photos, Extension highlights, a 100-years game, and Pinterest accounts. The site welcomes people to upload photos and comments to help document the 100-year legacy of University of Illinois Extension.


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