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Home Demonstration & 4-HHome EconomicsFamily and Consumer Sciences

A Look at Our Past

Images of Home Demonstration, Home Economics


First North Carolina corn club formed in Ahoskie, Hertford County

North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts signed agreement with USDA to develop corn clubs and demonstration programs


Jane McKimmon hired to oversee tomato clubs for



Women began to form home canning clubs

4-H logo adopted, used to label tomato club cans


Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act

The first agricultural clubs for African-American boys began in Sampson County


Home Demonstration and Girls 4-H Clubs Formally Split


Community Club Work in the Study of

Foods and Household Conveniences Published

  • Potatoes are valued chiefly for the starch which they contain, but are too bulky to give sufficient nourishment unless served with some protein food.

  • Sugar is a valuable fuel food and energy producer. It is pleasing to the taste and relieves fatigue.


McKimmon selected to help direct the food conservation program in the state during World War I

Home Demonstration began program

for African American women


Six African American Home Demonstration Agents were hired

1920’s Projects Increased Family Income


Curb Markets

Relief Gardens

1945 - 1950

Family Life Relations, Community Improvement Drives, Financial Planning, Preparation of Wills Added

1960’s Name Changed to Home Economics

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education

Program Established


  • Programs added focused on:

  • Nutrition and Health for Elderly

  • Consumer Education

  • Income Management

  • Energy Conservation

  • Crime Prevention


Home Economics Became a Department at North Carolina State University

1995 name changed to


PowerPoint created by:

Margie Mansure, Extension Agent, FCS, Watauga County

Edited by:

Deborah Cox, Extension Agent, FCS, Caldwell County

Contributions made by: Dee Furlough

Mary Jones

Candy Underwood

Brenda Morris

Linda Minges

Anna Peeler

Ann Darkow

Thanks for all your time and energies to this project :2007 State Mtg.

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