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Educating Utah The Extension Campus

In addition to educating students on Logan’s campus, USU has “extended” its land-grant mission by providing educational opportunities throughout the state since 1896. While creation of the Cooperative Extension Service in 1914 had particular significance for rural farm families, USU, throughout its history, built a variety of campus buildings and educational centers pursuant to making higher education available to Utah’s citizens.

Experiment Station Building (1890-)
Built in 1890, the Experiment Station is one of the oldest extant buildings on campus. From 1890 to 1956, the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station served as the clearinghouse for all institutional research. As researchers developed new agricultural methods, the Extension Service disseminated them to the state’s practitioners. Experiment Station administration moved to the E.G. Peterson Agricultural Science Building in 1956. The renovated Experiment Station Building is presently home to the Public Relations and Marketing Department.

Rural Arts Building (1941-2003)
Completed in 1941, National Youth Administration laborers (130 students) constructed the Rural Arts Building at the close of the Great Depression. It served as housing for rural people attending conferences and workshops offered by Extension Services, replacing the Farmer Encampment “tent city” formerly staged on the Quad. Razed in 2003, the Merrill-Cazier Library now sits on the site.

Distance Education Building (2012-)
In 2005 USU renewed its commitment to Extension education by creating Regional Campuses and adopting a Distance Education Program. As a result of this, the Distance Education Building opened as a “nerve center” for the program in 2012. Today, USU offers more than 40 degrees through online education and hosts over 25 different campus Extension locations throughout Utah.


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