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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

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

Dairying Research (1948). Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Clemson girl Ava Farmer at a mud run in Oconee County. Photo by Peter Tögel. #ClemsonExt100

Grace, beauty, spirit and fire - horses at the Public Service Equine Center. Photo by Peter Tögel. #ClemsonExt100

Dr William Conner measuring a tupelo cyprus tree in a restored wetland area at the Baruch Institute in Georgetown. Photo by Rebecca Dalhouse. #ClemsonExt100

September is here and with it comes the fall sports craze! South Carolina will be buzzing with football games, cross country races, soccer games, tennis matches and many more sporting events. When you think of Labor Day barbecue, few foods come to mind quicker than ribs. And preparing/serving foods for your crowd requires careful attention and planning. For the best results, check out the food safety fact sheets at the Home & Garden Information Center. #ClemsonExt100

4-H Livestock Show participants with their ribbons and prize cows. Photo courtesy of Clemson University Library Archives. #ClemsonExt100

South Carolina is the nation's 2nd largest peach producer. Only California produces more. #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