Matt Myers, coordinator of the Rollover Protective Structures program for the UVM Extension Service, sits in a tractor with a rollover cage. The program is one of many initiatives of the Extension Service, which turn 100 this week.
The UVM Extension program is celebrating its one-hundredth birthday
on February 15, 2013. A lot has changed in this agriculture-based service over a century, but Extension is working to stay true to its mission of applying university research to community problems. Kurt Reicheldt opens the archives to explore the early years of Extension history in Vermont. And, we talk with Extension Dean Doug Lantagne and community development specialist Mary Peabody about the next challenges ahead for the Extension service.
Note: UVM recently published a book on the history of Extension, called "100 Years of UVM Extension, 1913 - 2013." For information, call (802) 656-1396.
Also in the program, Sterling College has become only the third higher education institution in the country to divest from fossil fuels. Matthew Derr, president of Sterling College, explains the decision.