South Dakota extension annual report, extension accomplishments, extension success stories, extension efforts
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The past year has been filled with unusual activity and interest along the different phases of agricultural extension work. The demand for the services of the different extension workers has greatly increased, so much so, that it has become a problem as to how their time may be best assigned so as to accomplish the most.
Extension work is based upon cooperation. The counties, state and government cooperate in finding the problems and in solving them. Some of these agricultural and rural problems may be solved in the local community; others need the assistance of the whole county; other problems, again, are of a state-wide character and require the cooperation of all the counties. Again, there are other problems which are national in scope and which need the cooperation of all the states to bring about the proper solution. The counties, state and nation aim cooperate in the financing and in the planning of the work. The agricultural extension program has been carried out according to· the provisions of the South Dakota law enacted in 1915 and 1917, and aim in accordance with the federal Smith-Lever Act passed by Congress in 1914. The past year is the first one during which all of the farm bureau counties have cooperated and carried on extension work under our state law. During the two preceding years most of the counties in the state financed their agricultural extension work chiefly from emergency funds appropriated and furnished by the government.
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Larsen, C.; Kumlien, W.; Dawes, H.; and Scarboro, P., "Annual Report of the Extension Division for the Year Ending June 30, 1920" (1920). SDSU Extension Circulars. 37.