Hancock Co. Extension celebrates 100 years

Vice President of Iowa State Outreach and Extension John Lawrence presents a plaque to Mary Greiman for the Hancock County Extension's 100th-year anniversary. 

Curran McLaughlin | The Leader

Part of the 100-year anniversary display. The display also included items from various decades throughout the extension office's history. 

Curran McLaughlin | The Leader

            Throughout the week, the Hancock County Extension and Outreach celebrated its 100-year anniversary at the Hancock County District Fair.

            The 4-H building along with its usual yearly exhibits displayed items, photos and projects from the past decades.

            An open house was held on Saturday to the fair-goers.

            Balloon animals and face painting was available for the kids.

            Iowa State’s mascot Cy made an appearance to celebrate the Extension’s birthday.

            To commemorate the occasion Vice President of Iowa State Extension and Outreach John Lawrence presented a plaque to the Hancock Extension Council.

            “We value the partnership between Iowa State University and the county extension offices,” Lawrence said.

            Lawrence described each local county extension as an effort between finances from the national, state and local level.

            He said that it falls on the local council to help decide what’s the best way to use the funding from government and taxpayers.

            “What works in Hancock County may not work for Henry County and the state,” Lawrence said.

            Lawrence also received a tour of the fair from 4-H and FFA kids and he had high praises of what he saw. 

Read the complete story in the Aug. 1 Leader.