TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — It was a birthday celebration 100 years in the making. Representatives from the MSU Extension Service served cake and punch at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau. It was part of a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the federal Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which created cooperative extension to improve the lives of farmers and their families.
Extension Services taught people how to use fertilizer and pesticides. The Extension Service played a large role in the Mississippi Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. It now has expanded its mission beyond the farm, spreading information about horse care, yard management and other topics.