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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

Linda and Stan Hill; Hannah Hopkins Pittman; Emily Jane Hopkins; Mark and Becky Hopkins; Mrs. Elizabeth Dobbins and Dr. Tom Dobbins. Photo courtesy of: Joshua S. Kelly. #ClemsonExt100

Even the deer take selfies these days! Trail cam picture from McCormick County provided by Millie Williams Davenport. #ClemsonExt100

Educations exhibits were prepared and shown at the South Carolina State Fair and 11 county fairs. 1945 Extension Annual Report. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Quail chicks ready to be removed from incubator tray. Extension Circular 396: Raising Bobwhite Quail, 1955. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Educational motion pictures were shown at 1,833 meetings which were attended by 99,721 farm people. 1949 Extension Annual Report. Courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

"Clemson College Extension Service" representation at the South Carolina State Fair, 1947. Image from Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Sweet Potato Festival 1946. Image from Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

"Poultry Raising for Club Members" Extension Bulletin 65, 1924. "An exhibit by Poultry Association members in Marion County". Image from Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Dora Dee "Mother" Walker is inducted into the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame by Karissa Ulmer, Allendale County Extension Agent and Happy McLeod, Walker's great grand daughter. Photo courtesy of: Joshua S. Kelly. #ClemsonExt100

"Improvements in home furnishings were made by 1,662 club girls who improved 2,883 rooms". Image from Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Cooking demonstration. Image from Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Family and friends in the photo. Left to right, Tim Busby, John Busby, and Larry Busby (all nephews of Albert), Deborah Cook and her son Preston Cook (friends of Foster Busby), Melvina Busby (widow of Albert), Foster Busby (son of Albert), AJ Hutcherson (grandson of Albert), Amy Busby Hutcherson (daughter of Albert), Hobson Busby (son of Albert) and Hobson’s wife Kathy, Boyd Parr (nominator), and Jim Busby (nephew of Albert). Photo courtesy of Joshua S. Kelly #ClemsonExt100

Tractor image shows bedding attachments for cover crop planting. “Crimson Clover and mixture of vetch and rye were planted in cotton middles in September 1942. The cotton stalks were cut with a tractor stalk cutter in April and the soil was prepared for planting corn” Experiment Station Annual Report #56, February 1944. Image from Clemson University Special Collections. #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