A century ago, Congressmen M. Hoke Smith, of Georgia, and Asbury Lever, of South Carolina, sponsored legislation to enhance the nation's land-grant university system created by the Morrill Act more than 50 years earlier. Signed into law on May 8, the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the cooperative extension system, with federal, state and county governments partnering with land-grant institutions, such as Penn State, to translate and share scientific information with those who could put that knowledge to work on farms and in communities across the country.
The StrongWomen program is well established in Centre and Clearfield counties and being introduced in Clinton and Lycoming counties.
Muddy Paws Marsh, located in Spring Mills, was a mowed field when Greg and Mary Kay Williams purchased it in 1991. Originally a thriving wetland, the property had been drained around 1940 for agricultural purposes. With the aim of providing the public with education and appreciation of wetlands, the Williams allied with local, state and federal agencies in 2000 to restore Muddy Paws Marsh to its original glory. The cooperative effort resulted in a project that is a model of environmental stewardship and education.
Information on new recycling programs in Centre County for shingles and plastic plant containers, from Amy Schirf, Education Coordinator, Centre County Solid Waste Authority
Consider becoming a Pioneer member of the 4-H Keystone Society. Join the fourteen individuals, businesses, and 4-H Clubs in the 4-H Keystone Society!