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100 Years

Dr. Tim Cross, Dean of Extension

100 Years of UT Extension

Transforming Tennessee: Our Past. Your Future.

Calendar year 2010 marks the Centennial of UT Extension and of 4-H in Tennessee.  True to the land grant mission of public education, UT Extension has transformed Tennessee over the past 100 years with research-based outreach and educational programs in agricultural sciences and resource management as well as family and consumer sciences and youth development. We have helped producers increase their production and profits, enhanced family life and health, and we have served more than four million young Tennesseans along the way. We invite you to join the UT Extension staff and faculty as we celebrate our past accomplishments and dedicate our future efforts to continued service to the state.

UT Extension was born out of a thirst for knowledge and a need for new and different ways to present information vital to the success of the state's farms and rural communities. Today, the need for knowledge in both rural and urban settings has not changed, and while the future is not known, the need for continuing education is a certainty. A century from now UT Extension's mission of providing research-based education to the citizens of Tennessee will remain just as relevant as it was yesterday and is today.

Hear and see a video greeting and dedication of UT Extension's first century from Dr. Tim Cross, Dean of Extension, the University of Tennessee.

New on March 30, watch a short video of UT Extension and read a printed history of the organization's first 100 years of service to Tennessee.

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Administrative Office:
UT Extension
2621 Morgan Circle
121 Morgan Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-7114
Fax: 865-974-1068