Congressman Austin Scott

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Congressman Scott Announces Subcommittee Hearing to Review the Smith-Lever Act on its 100th Anniversary

March 3, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON–U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture, today announced a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to review the Smith-Lever Act on its 100th anniversary.

The purpose of the hearing will be to review the past 100 years since the Smith-Lever Act was signed into law on May 8, 1914 in order to gain an understanding of the role the nation’s land-grant colleges and universities play in providing for the needs of the public through the resources and extension work established in the Smith-Lever Act.

The Subcommittee hearing will be streamed live on the House Agriculture Committee’s website here: http://agriculture.house.gov/hearing/review-smith-lever-act-its-100th-anniversary.

Additional details are provided below.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

1300 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture – Public Hearing

RE: To Review the Smith-Lever Act on its 100th Anniversary


Witnesses

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

Ms. Tess Hammock, National 4-H Council Board of Trustees, Youth Class, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Dr. A. Scott Reed, Vice Provost, University Outreach and Engagement & Director, Oregon State University Extension Service, Corvallis, Oregon

Mr. Delbert T. Foster, Acting Vice President, Land-Grant Services, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina

 

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