Day 127 | May 7, 2014


Image from Clemson University Special Collections.

Clemson College Extension Train

In addition to bulletins and publications, the Clemson College Extension Train traveled South Carolina carrying lecturers and exhibits to educate and deliver new agriculture methods and techniques to the farmers. 12 to 15 faculty members traveled throughout the state, making presentations at preannounced, scheduled stops. The tours were offered three times a year and ran between academic sessions. The 1905 winter tour stopped in 39 sites. The winter 1906 tour had 37 stops and reached 6,300 people. The 1907 winter tour was a huge success and attracted nearly 15,000 visitors.

Today, Clemson Extension agents continue to provide a wide variety of research-based information to the people of South Carolina. Agents are located in all 46 counties and at the University's five Research and Education Centers.


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