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The UGA Coop Extension ServiceThe UGA Coop Extension Service
Mission Extension educational programming is directed to all classes of society and today enjoys a socially diverse clientele. The three primary program areas of Extension are Agriculture and Natural Resources, Youth Development and Family and Consum... Read more
Extension educational programming is directed to all classes of society and today enjoys a socially diverse clientele. The three primary program areas of Extension are Agriculture and Natural Resources, Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences. The ultimate objective of Extension is to make lasting impacts in peoples' lives through promoting local collaboration in educational programming. Extension activities occur, for example, in schools through 4-H; rural areas through sustainable agriculture; homes by providing food, nutrition and child development information. Extension also impacts cities and natural environments by providing urban forestation and green-growth learning opportunities.
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is an educational service. The program is developed to represent the needs and interests of the local citizens in each county it occurs. Congress created the Cooperative Extension Service in 1914 through the Smith-Lever Act. The congressional mandate was clear; take information from state colleges and universities to all Americans in 1914.