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100 Years of Cooperative Extension

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives. #ClemsonExt100

Pimento pepper demonstration conducted by Mr. Roosevelt Benson, Lower Shady Grove Community. Date unknown. Image from Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Clemson Extension’s Staff Development personnel Della Baker and Tareka Sartor shared Extension’s centennial celebration with students and faculty who stopped by their booth at Clemson’s EarthFest. #ClemsonExt100

University Facilities and Clemson researchers have joined forces to remove invasive species surrounding the banks of Hunnicutt Creek, using an unconventional, but proven method. A heard of goats have been brought in for a period of time to graze on the invasive plants, which make up the majority of the forest along the creek and choke out native species. #ClemsonExt100

No party fowls Clemson's Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) wants to make sure you avoid any party fowls. Here are a few tips: Thawing: Thaw uncooked poultry in the refrigerator or in cold water. NEVER thaw poultry at room temperature. To thaw poultry in cold water, leave the poultry in its original wrapping or place it in a watertight plastic bag. Change the water every 30 minutes. Be sure to clean and sanitize the sink, bowl or dish used to thaw poultry...

Cotton bales in Calhoun County, South Carolina Modern cotton bales in Calhoun County. Image by Charles Davis. In 2013, Calhoun County produced 35,000 480-LB bales of cotton. To put that in perspective, one bale of cotton can make: 215 pairs of jeans 249 bed sheets 409 men's sport shirts 690 terry bath towels... #ClemsonExt100

A honey bee (Apis mellifera) foraging on Celosia argentea. Photo by Jennifer Tsuruda. #ClemsonExt100

Jake Barker's family, from L-R: Katrinka Stevenson, niece, Suzanne Holmes, niece, Barry Stevenson, nephew-in-law, Brandon Barker, grandson, Sandra Barker, daughter-in-law, Lee Keese, friend, coworker and nominator, Scott Barker, son, Joel Barker, son, Brooke Longs, granddaughter, Jackie Barker, daughter-in-law, Beth Hunt, granddaughter, Lee Hunt, grandson-in-law, Mary Barker, sister-in-law, Walker Holmes, nephew-in-law. Photo courtesy of: Joshua S. Kelly 2014. #ClemsonExt100

Harvesting oats. Undated. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Improved facilities reduce labor and increase efficiency in processing and bottling milk on the J.R. Davis farm of Greenville county. Image featured in Extension Circular 443, Farm and Home Development in South Carolina, 1958. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Bull Island, South Carolina. #ClemsonExt100

Honey frames in a honey extractor. Photo by Millie Davenport. #ClemsonExt100

National Punch Day In honor of National Punch Day, we're dipping into the Clemson Extension archives to share these punch recipes featured in Favorite Recipes of South Carolina 4-H Farm Families, which was published in 1984 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of 4-H. Visit site for recipes. #ClemsonExt100

Mr. John Parris and Dr. Tom Dobbins induct Mr. Bob Bailey into the Frank A. Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of: Joshua S. Kelly 2014. #ClemsonExt100

­Corn irrigation at C.A. Copeland’s in Cherokee County, 1956. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Aerial view of Bowman Field during Farm & Home Week. 1956. Image courtesy of Clemson University Speical Collections. #ClemsonExt100

In honor of National Play Doh Day, we're sharing this 4-H recipe for homemade play dough. Play Dough Recipe Mix together in a sauce pan: 1 cup flour 2 tsp cream of tartar ó cup salt Add to the dry ingredients and stir well: 1 cup water 1 Tbsp cooking oil Few drops of food coloring Cook and stir until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove the dough from the pan and knead slightly. Store in an airtight container. It will keep for several weeks.

Happy National Make a Hat Day! We're celebrating with Amanda McNulty, host of Making it Grow! and maker of fabulous hats. #ClemsonExt100

Dr Jim Frederick checking a research plot at the Pee Dee REC. Photo by Rebecca Dalhouse. #ClemsonExt100

Bunch of peanuts being observed. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Asst. Agricultural Agent showing farmer and son (Mr. Taft Wilkins and William) how to grade and prepare for market. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

For Patriot Day: "You should be like a sunflower so that even on the darkest of days, you will stand tall and find the light." Photo by Peter Tögel. #ClemsonExt100

Turkey Production in 1967. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Visual Instruction in 1955. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Attractive honey roadside stand. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Clothes Home Demonstration from 1949. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100