LIBERTY, NY (December 2, 2014) – The public is invited to attend the 100th Annual Meeting of Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) on Thursday, December 11.
The free event will be held at 7:00 pm in the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty. Light refreshments will be available.
Scott J. Peters, Professor at Cornell University and Syracuse University, and Faculty Co-Director at Imagining America (IA): Artists and Scholars in Public Life, will be the keynote speaker for the evening. Dr. Peters will discuss the Extension Reconsidered initiative, and the topic of his new book.
To mark the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, the federal legislation that institutionalized the land-grant system’s Extension work by establishing the national Cooperative Extension System, Imagining America has launched a new initiative called Extension Reconsidered. IA’s Extension Reconsidered initiative aims to reconsider dominant views of what Extension is and what it’s for, and to envision what it could and should be in the twenty-first century.
For the past year, Dr. Peters has been leading a national action research initiative about the future of the land-grant system’s extension and public engagement work, pursued as a collaboration between IA, the Kettering Foundation, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, and the Engagement Scholarship Consortium. The results will inform a book Dr. Peters is writing, entitled “Extension Reconsidered”.
At the Annual Meeting, the CCESC board and staff will honor a few outstanding volunteers and youth for their accomplishments and dedication to the mission and to its Centennial Campaign over the past year.
Voting for CCESC Board of Directors and Program Advisory Committee vacancies and expired terms will also be on the meeting agenda. A list of the candidates can be found on the CCESC website at http://www.sullivancce.org.
More information can be obtained by calling 845-292-6180 or emailing Nicole Slevin at email@example.com.