May 15: Whitman Co. part of state’s extension celebrations

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Ext. 100 logo 80COLFAX, Wash. – Whitman County will participate in the 100th anniversary celebrations for Washington State University Extension with an open house, ice cream social, time capsule collection kickoff and food drive noon-4 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the Public Service Building in Colfax, Wash.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which established the national Cooperative Extension Service. This state-by-state network of educators applies local research and education to improve economic wellbeing and quality of life throughout states and across the nation.

WSU Extension offices will host a variety of celebrations and service projects statewide.

For the Whitman County event, please bring a canned-food or non-perishable item for the Colfax Food Bank. Please bring a commemorative item for the 100th anniversary time capsule that will be displayed in the Public Service Building and later at the Palouse Empire Fair.

For more information on the event, visit

To learn more about extension’s service to Washington, see



Janet Schmidt, WSU Whitman County Extension, 509-397-6290,
Kate Wilhite, CAHNRS Communications, 509-335-8164,

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