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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

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100 Years of Cooperative Extension

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The Clemson Extension train. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Located approximately 5 miles from the Clemson Campus, the Clemson University Starkey Center is a "Farrow-to-Finish" operation that has the ability to breed and raise the offspring to market weight. Photo by Peter Tögel. #ClemsonExt100

4-H sign in Florence County. Image courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Cattle at the Simpson Beef Cattle Farm. Photo by Peter Tögel. #ClemsonExt100

Celebrate Visit the Zoo Day with the giraffe at the Greenville Zoo. Photo by Peter Tögel. #ClemsonExt100

“Home demonstration clubs of farm women throughout the state assisted rural school in providing hot lunches for school children.” Agricultural Progress in South Carolina. 1949: More Income – Better Farm Living. Photo courtesy of Clemson University Library Archives. #ClemsonExt100


Boykin Christmas parade with the Kershaw Master Gardeners and Making it Grow personalities. Photo provided by Laura Lee Rose, Consumer Horticulture, Beaufort County Cooperative Extension. #ClemsonExt100

Extension Bulletin circa 1930. Photo courtesy of Clemson University Library Archives. #ClemsonExt100

A few facts about Mr. Lever... High school teacher Politician Newberry College alumnus, 1895 Georgetown University alumnus, 1899 U.S. Congressman Trustee at Clemson College and Newberry College Epsilon Sigma Pi member

Happy Crossword Puzzle Day! #ClemsonExt100

Last-minute holiday canning gifts. #ClemsonExt100

In this video from Clemson Extension, Millie Davenport takes a look at hardy evergreen ferns. #ClemsonExt100

May your holiday dinner be picture-perfect! #ClemsonExt100

Do you know where this building is? No. Here's a's somewhere on Clemson's campus. Bonus points if you know something about its history. #ClemsonExt100

For tips on how to get a head start on cakes, cookies, and pies, visit Clemson's Home & Garden Information Center. #ClemsonExt100

It's never too early to start planning your spring garden. Add a taste of the past to you garden with heirloom seeds from the South Carolina Crop Improvement Association. Supplies for some varieties are very limited and we expect to sell out quickly. Check our web page for updates on availability.

Tree tip: If your tree has been cut for more than one hour, recut at least one inch from the trunk and place the tree in plain water immediately. If you are not going to take the tree inside until later, store the tree out of the wind and sun in an unheated sheltered area such as a garage or porch. #ClemsonExt100

Make your own ice cream! You need: 1 quart freezer bag 1 gallon freezer bag Measuring spoons and cups 1/2 -3/4 cup rock salt 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup half & half 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla 2 cups ice Continue for directions...

Four tips to pick the best poinsettia...#ClemsonExt100

View from Sassafras Mountain. Photo by Carrie Baxley. #ClemsonExt100

Do's and Don't of Holiday Decorating With Fresh Greenery #ClemsonExt100

Tips on selecting a Christmas tree... (The Merry Christmas Tree Farm in Central, SC. Photographer: Peter Togel.) #ClemsonExt100

Nichols type terrace in construction. Image featured in 49th Annual Report of the South Carolina Experiment Station, 1936. Courtesy of Clemson University Special Collections. #ClemsonExt100

Students at the Clemson Student Organic Farm. Photographer: Peter Tögel. #ClemsonExt100