Module 1: PowerPoint Slides Transcripts
Module 1: Introduction to University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Slide 1: www.extension.umaine.edu
Slide 2: Welcome!
Who is University of Maine Cooperative Extension?
Slide 3: Over 90 Years
The University of Maine
Slide 4: Smith-Lever Act
Enacted by Congress in 1914 and signed by President Woodrow Wilson.
Established partnership of federal, state, and county governments, which brings university resources to your county
Slide 5: Connecting to the Community
There is a network of county-based offices staffed by experts who provide practical, locally based solutions for farmers, small business owners, kids, parents, volunteers, consumers, and others.
Slide 6: Each county office has an executive committee or advisory board
- Are local volunteers
- Are community residents
- Link county needs with university resources
- Work with staff on county-specific programs
- Help spread the word about Extension programs
Slide 7: Programs Statewide
Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources
Nutrition, Health and HR