By Associated Press - Monday, September 15, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An exhibit marking 100 years of the Cooperative Extension Service in Louisiana will open at the LSU Hill Memorial Library on Sept. 22.

The exhibit will include historical documents regarding LSU president Thomas Boyd and the establishment of cooperative extension at LSU, photos from early extension agent annual reports and first-edition extension bulletins containing advice on farming and food safety.

The Cooperative Extension Service was created to improve agricultural practices. Over the years, the service also expanded into urban areas with programs aimed at economic development, food safety, nutrition education, gardening and disaster recovery.

In addition to photos and documents, the exhibit will include a listening station at which visitors can select audio clips from current and retired extension employees.

The exhibit runs through Jan. 24, 2015.

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