EXT Comms: Which Required Statements Should You Use?
From Judy Bingman
Extension was authorized by the passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914. The federal law established the Cooperative Extension Service to be administered through each state’s land-grant university. In Illinois, Extension operates through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Funding for Extension includes federal funds and grants, state funds and grants (through the Illinois Department of Agriculture), local municipalities (both allocations and tax levies), and private donations. With this complex funding structure comes specific requirements for transparent acknowledgment of affiliations, as well as adherence to all non-discrimination and accessibility policies of the federal and state governments and the university. Ensure your documents meet the requirements.