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Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Florida Extension

 
 
Florida Extension Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 9, 2016
1. Florida Extension Marker
Inscription. Since the early 1900s, the University of Florida has been sharing research discoveries and education programs with the people of Florida through its Extension Service. Faculty from the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station organized farmers' institutes to demonstrate the latest techniques in agriculture and home economics to Florida's rural families. The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 created a partnership of federal, state and local governments to support Extension work, and the Florida Agricultural Extension Service was established the following year, with headquarters at UF and Peter Henry Rolfs as its first director. Today, UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension helps Floridians address issues concerning agricultural, natural resources, health and nutrition, youth development, and many other areas.
 
Erected 2015 by The UF Alumni Association.
 
Location. 29° 38.936′ N, 82° 20.679′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on Buckman Drive just north of Stadium Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in front of Rolfs Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
Florida Extension Marker with Rolfs Hall behind image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 9, 2016
2. Florida Extension Marker with Rolfs Hall behind
, measured as the crow flies. University of Florida Historic Campus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Alachua General Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gainesville's Railroads / Past Railroads of Gainesville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Josiah T. Walls (approx. 1.1 miles away); Alachula County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Confederate Soldier Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Bailey House (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gainesville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is part of the University of Florida marker series.
 
Categories. AgricultureEducation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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