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100th Anniversary Congratulations from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

Watch the 100th Anniversary Congratulations from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack video

2014 was the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System. This national celebration highlighted Extension's past and focused on the contemporary application of Extension's transformational, educational programming into the future.

Making History

Rutgers Ag Engineering Specialist William Roberts’ Innovation is National Landmark
The first air-inflated, double-polyethylene greenhouse on the Cook Campus is a historical national landmark.

Rutgers Dairy Specialist Enos J. Perry Made Agricultural History
The introduction of artificial insemination of dairy cows in the US was initiated by Rutgers Extension Specialist in Dairy Husbandry Enos J. Perry.

Statewide Celebrations