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Schellsburg in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Beginning of Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, October 6, 2012
1. The Beginning of Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service Marker
Inscription. One of the nation's earliest cooperative extension offices was established in 1910 in Schellsburg, Bedford County, with A.B. Ross as county agent. The innovative program sought to educate farmers about agricultural science to increase their productivity. County extension offices are now found throughout the U.S. Farmers and other citizens continue to benefit from agents' expertise on agriculture, 4-H programs and family and consumer science.
 
Erected 2012 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 2.935′ N, 78° 38.667′ W. Marker is in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Pitt Street (U.S. 30). Touch for map. Marker is located on the Lincoln Highway, U.S. Route 30. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3744 Pitt Street, Schellsburg PA 15559, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shawnee Cabins ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Forbes Road ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Forbes Camp ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Log Church ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Bedford Co. Bridge #15 ( approx. 0.9 miles
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By Dave Kerr, September 23, 2012
2. The Beginning of Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service Marker
away); Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor ( approx. 2 miles away); William Frazier ( approx. 2.6 miles away); Traveling The Highway ( approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schellsburg.
 
More about this marker. Marker dedicated June 7, 2012 by the PA
Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Categories. AgricultureEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 6, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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