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Department of Extension Work four years before the Smith-Lever Act. Simi lar to Oklahoma, one of the early exten sion education activities in Kentucky was the use of agricultural trains equipped with exhibit cars, an audience room for lectures, and sleeping and dining cars for specialists. In 1912, one such train (Fig. 4) traveled for 29 days, covered 2,453 miles, made 108 stops, and contacted more than 70,000 Kentuckians (Smith 1981). This train included exhibit cars for dairy, poultry, livestock, crops and soils, horticulture, domestic science, a flat car for animals, a sleeping car, and a dining car. The first two Kentucky extension specialists were hired in 1912, and by early 1914, there were 19 counties in Kentucky with farm demonstration agents supported by funds from the USDA Office of Farm Management.
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