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William C. Clinkscales

William C. Clinkscales, Lever Hall of Fame Inductee

William C. Clinkscales worked as a county agent in both Marlboro and Berkeley counties and an agricultural education teacher in Hampton County before becoming State Leader for the Savannah Valley, District Extension Director and ultimately assistant director of state operations for Clemson Extension. But it was his work with farmers and young people as much as his administrative success that stood out. “His most rewarding experiences were seeing the growers’ progress after testing the newest techniques,” noted the nomination. Also, “He was a master at bringing people together and helping them see the greater good in a total effort. He paved the way for many African American students in the Extension Service and the field of agriculture.”

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