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Press Photo by Mike Hricik Holly Praus, left, and Amber Hofstad, who both work for the Sunrise Youth Bureau, enjoy refreshments at the Stark/Billings County NDSU Extension Service open house held Thursday in Dickinson.

A century of Extension: NDSU service celebrates 100 years as ‘a people business’

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North Dakota State University’s Extension Service celebrated its 100th anniversary on Thursday — commemorating more than a lifetime of education for communities statewide.


On May 8, 1914, the Smith-Lever Act was signed, translating land-grant university research into practical applications for communities and farmers across the country.

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