Smith Lever 100 Years

Celebrating 100 Years of Extension’s Service to West Virginia

Smith-Lever is 100!

Extension 100 logo Not every organization can claim to have been created by an act of Congress. The year was 1914, and the United States Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act, creating a unique educational system called the National Cooperative Extension Service.

Indeed, our faculty agents, specialists, and staff are the “extension” of the University, and our WVU Extension county offices are the front door to the university in all 55 West Virginia counties.

Read WVU President Gee's remarks on WVU Extension's centennial milestone...
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Historic Photos

West Virginia University Extension Service has served the people of the state for a century as the “front door” to the University in communities across the state. Witness the earlier years of WVU Extension’s partnership with West Virginians. See how the Extension agents created positive change through educational programs and initiatives with these historic photos.

WVU Extension Service, through trusted research and local experts, has helped advance the lives of West Virginians. With progressive solutions, WVU Extension will continue its mission into the next century.

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WVU student’s work inspires 100th logo

Katie_Heller Young people are often referred to as the leaders of tomorrow. Katie Heller, a future leader and student at West Virginia University, created a logo design as part of a class project that helped inspire the official WVU Extension Service 100th year celebration logo.
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