In 1984, following a long career as an Extension educator and serving on the Boone County Extension Council along with many state and national boards, Frank Graham donated the former Schotte farm for the Boone County Extension Center. Today the office is the hub of local Extension educational programs, services and resources and sits in the footprint of the former home surrounded by native plantings, hitching post and working spring house.
In recent years there has been a dramatic reduction in funding for Boone County Extension. In response to this change, the Boone County Extension Council established the Frank Graham Boone County Building Endowment.
Gifts to this endowment help ensure that the Center stays at this location and will have funds for the repair and maintenance of the building and grounds, as well as insurance, equipment, utilities and other related costs.