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Home Demonstration & 4-H Home Economics Family and Consumer Sciences. A Look at Our Past. Images of Home Demonstration, Home Economics. 1909. First North Carolina corn club formed in Ahoskie, Hertford County .

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Home Demonstration & 4-HHome EconomicsFamily and Consumer Sciences

A Look at Our Past

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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

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Jane McKimmon hired to oversee tomato clubs for


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Women began to form home canning clubs

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

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Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act

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

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Home Demonstration and Girls 4-H Clubs Formally Split

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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.

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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

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1920’s Projects Increased Family Income

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Curb Markets

Relief Gardens

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1945 - 1950

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

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1960’s Name Changed to Home Economics

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education

Program Established

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  • Programs added focused on:

  • Nutrition and Health for Elderly

  • Consumer Education

  • Income Management

  • Energy Conservation

  • Crime Prevention

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Home Economics Became a Department at North Carolina State University

1995 name changed to

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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

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