Day 78 | March 19, 2014

Extension workers held 65 schools for farm people on care and repair of electrical equipment.

Extension workers held 65 schools for farm people on care and repair of electrical equipment (1943). Image from Clemson University Special Collections.

Rural Electrification

The use of electric energy is considered to be one of the most important requirements for modern living. In 1930, only about 3% of South Carolina's farms and rural homes were served electricity. In 1943, Cooperative Extension and 26 communities assisted to obtain 17,584 miles of power lines to serve 49,100 farms in South Carolina. Extension workers trained people in the care and repair of electric-, freezer-locker- and dehydration equipment.

Today, Clemson University Economic and Community Development Extension Agents bring the vast resources of Clemson University to bear on issues facing your community. From facilitating community leadership development to helping our farmers start and grow their businesses, our agents work collaboratively to build capacity for positive change in South Carolina.


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