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NC Tomato Club History and Transcribathon
June 3 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In the 1910s, Jane McKimmon’s tomato club movement taught young girls in North Carolina how to grow, can and sell their own tomatoes, as part of a broader effort to teach rural families more efficient farming methods through an emerging agricultural extension service. The tomato club girls created booklets documenting their experiences, which are preserved in the State Archives of North Carolina and have been digitized and shared online by the NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center. Learn more about the history of the tomato clubs, extension and 4-H programs in North Carolina during a panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. and stick around for a live transcription practice from 1 to 3 p.m.