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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

Just a few feet of natural and non-invasive vegetation stops property loss and erosion, traps and treats pollutants, deters Canada Geese from staying year round, and beautifies a pond shoreline. Photo credit: Charleston Aquatics #ClemsonExt100

Extension Annual Report, 1948. Photo courtesy of Clemson University Library Archives. #ClemsonExt100

The Carolina Yards Plant Database will help you select low maintenance, attractive plants for your landscape, whether you are in the Coastal Plain, Sandhills, Piedmont or Mountains of South Carolina. The user can select native or non-native and complete a short query that will yield dozens of plant recommendations, along with the potential benefits for wildlife from each plant. #ClemsonExt100

Rainwater harvesting cistern located at South Carolina Botanical Garden. Photo courtesy of Cathy Reas Foster, Clemson Extension. #ClemsonExt100

Extension Annual Report, Photo courtesy of Clemson University Library Archives. #ClemsonExt100

Nothing says "picnic" in the Carolinas like a good ol' southern BBQ! Photo courtesy of Clemson University Library Archives. #ClemsonExt100

Longs peach stand, Lexington County. Date and photographer unknown but we would love to fill in the blanks so if you have information about this peach stand, please let us know: COUNTYWEB-L@LISTS... Photo courtesy of Clemson University Library Archives. #ClemsonExt100

Fish dissection isn't for everyone! 4H2O campers at the Clemson Univ. Outdoor Lab. Photo by Patricia Whitener, Greenville County 4-H Agent #ClemsonExt100

Classes begin today!

Five-horse multiple hitch used on Clemson College farms in 1928. #ClemsonExt100

Cover image for Extension Circular 449, Breeding Efficiency Standards for Dairy Cows and Heifers. October 1958. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Sandhill Lake house Assembly Hall at Sandhill Station. Image appeared in the 47th Annual Report of the South Carolina Experiment Station of Clemson Agricultural College in December 1934. Courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections #ClemsonExt100

Home demonstration agents held sewing machine clinics to teach operation and care of the sewing machine. 1954 Extension Annual Report. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

August is National Golf Month, but you can find great golf year-round in South Carolina. South Carolina is home to nearly 400 golf courses. In fact, America's first golf course was built in Charleston. #ClemsonExt100

Extension Circular 403: Community Development in South Carolina, April 1955. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

A moderate canning budget for a family of five, April 1948. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

4-H Club Boy and his swine demonstration, 1956. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Chicken breeding and egg production. Date unknown. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Left: Image from 1941 agronomy report for Darlington County. Right: Francis Reay-Jones at the Pee Dee Research & Education Center in Florence County in 2010. #ClemsonExt100

Cooking demonstration. Photo from the 1950 Extension Annual Report. #ClemsonExt100

Biv Tollison, 1950. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

John Faye Berry proudly displays his acre of loblolly pine that he thinned in the 4-H Timber Thinning Contest. He won an engraved wrist watch for the fine job he did. Extension forester W. J. Barker and Assistant County Agent C.B. Season, Jr. discuss his project with him. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Boy with cow. 1939 Fairfield County. #ClemsonExt100

Turfgrass Field Day offers the opportunity to share current research and field demonstrations as well as exciting new products, procedures, and problems in the commercial turfgrass arena. #ClemsonExt100