Day 130 | May 10, 2014

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Collage of images of Clemson University faculty, staff and students posing with Frank Lever. Thank you Frank Lever!

Reflections of Gratitude

This week, we celebrated the birthday of Cooperative Extension Service. For 100 years, the Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youth and adults through progressive information delivery systems that improved lives and shaped a nation. 

The “Clemson Model” of extension became the basis for the Smith-Lever Act, authored by Georgia senator Michael Hoke Smith and South Carolina Representative A. Frank Lever. Lever, a Clemson life trustee, was devoted to the needs of agriculture and farming interests across South Carolina and the United States.

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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