April 26, 2014 9:58:36 PM
To celebrate 100 years of the Extension Service in Mississippi, the Lowndes County Extension office hosts an Open House with cake, punch and beverages Thursday, May 8 from 2-5 p.m. at the Lowndes County Extension Office, 318 Seventh St . N. in Columbus.
Centennial events include the open house and a tomato growing seminar, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending with information on how to enter a tomato growing contest in Lowndes County.
"The Mississippi State University Extension Service is committed to providing research-based learning opportunities designed to help Mississippians solve problems, develop skills and build a better future," said Gary Jackson, director of the MSU Extension Service. "Along with our many state and local partners, we look forward to celebrating our past accomplishments while maintaining a focus on the bright future ahead."
The Smith-Lever Act, signed on May 8, 1914, established the Cooperative Extension Service, the nationwide education system operating through land-grant universities in partnership with federal, state and local governments.
For more information on the Extension Service Centennial Celebration, visit the Extension Service Facebook page at facebook.com/MSUExtService or Twitter account at twitter.com/MSUExtService.