Extension gets ready for the next 100 years

Extension gets ready for the next 100 years

Nov 14
George Czapar, Associate Dean and Director of University of Illinois Extension and Outreach
  

This week, 230 University of Illinois Extension professionals from across the state were on campus for the Extension State Conference. Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the university and offers educational programs to residents in all 102 counties of the state. The conference included presentations from several campus specialists, including Dr. Art Kramer, Director of the Beckmann Institute, and spanned topics such as innovative methods for delivering educational programs, building partnerships to ensure healthy environments and local economies, strategies for incorporating technology to improve outreach, and working more effectively with families in poverty.  

Conference participants also had a chance to attend "workshops on the go" at the College of Veterinary Medicine, College of ACES South Farms, and the NCSA National Petascale Computing Facility (home to Blue Waters, one of the fastest supercomputers in the United States).

Extension will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2014. A collection of historical photos, posters, and reports is available at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/100yrs.
Extension in action