Record Group 33 - Records of the Extension Service
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The Extension Service coordinates extension activities of the Department of Agriculture with those of state agricultural colleges. Beginning in 1905, the Department of Agriculture showed an increasing interest in the development of extension activities among black farmers. With funding from the General Education board, a private institution, two Africann American agents were employed in 1906, and the number increased rapidly thereafter. The subsidies made by this board to farm demonstration work in the early 1900s did much to extend and popularize the movement.
Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports, 1911-1966
General Correspondence [Extension Service], 1944–1949
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