SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -

One KOTA Territory center is celebrating one hundred years of having the opportunity to help and educate the community.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research and Extension Center has been a source of extending information from the college to the community.

Extension center director Jack Whittier says that along with celebrating the centennial, they are hosting an event to help the public better understand what exactly the center does. 

"We'll celebrate the 100 years of the bill that established cooperative extension service in the United States," says Whittier. "And UNL is celebrating that with 100 celebrations across the state during 2014."

The extension center will be hosting a "business after hours" event on September 4th from 4:30 to 6:30 in the afternoon. Attendees will be able to take tours and taste "centennial ice cream" made by the food sciences department in Lincoln.