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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducation.
 
Location. 29° 38.936′ N, 82° 20.679′ W. 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
is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on Buckman Drive just north of Stadium Road, on the right when traveling north. Located in front of Rolfs Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Marston Science Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida 4-H (about 600 feet away); African Studies (about 600 feet away); IFAS (about 700 feet away); Walker Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Florida Historic Campus (approx. mile away); Bryan Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gatorade's Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is part of the University of Florida marker series.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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