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Extension

 
1890 ExtensionThe 1890 Extension Program offers the majority of outreach programs and services to the citizens of South Carolina on behalf of SC State University. Extension’s programs provide life long learning opportunities that help rural and urban limited-resource clients improve their level and quality of living.

The 1890 Extension Program began in 1897 as the Farmers Institute for Negroes in South Carolina. This early venture stimulated the state Legislature in 1913 to appropriate $2,000 for extension work among black farmers. Today, the 1890 Extension Program delivers programs to 33 of the 46 counties in the state and offers programs in the following areas:

Contact an Extension staff member listed below to obtain more information about a particular 1890 Extension program. or, for details on 1890 Extension, contact Delbert T. Foster, 1890 Extension Administrator, at (803) 536-8460 or dfoster@scsu.edu.



4-H Youth Development  

A national youth organization which helps young people learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through mostly hands-on learning.

Contacts:

Vacant, Senior Extension Director
Office: (803) 536-8460

Vacant, Extension Agent
Office: (803) 536-8460

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Adult Leadership and Community Development 

The Adult Leadership and Community Development program provides workshops and personal consultation that help build leadership skills and increase entrepreneurship across the state.

Contacts:

Charles Artis, Program Coordinator, Community Outreach
Office: (803) 536-8188
cqartis@scsu.edu

Alfred McIntosh, Budget Analyst
Office: (803) 531-8189 or 531-1916
acorbit2@scsu.edu
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Community Education 

The Community Education program offers academic, financial, recreation, health, agriculture-related and work-preparation courses and activities for adults and children.

Contacts:

Demier Richardson, Senior Extension Director
Office: (803) 533-3664
dricha6@scsu.edu


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Family Life  

Family Life programs enhance the quality of living for families and individuals through programs and activities that focus on nutrition, diet, and health; food safety; building family strengths; and managing family resources.

Contacts:

Dr. Crystal Stafford, Senior Extension Director
Office: (803) 536-8696
cstaffor@scsu.edu


Vacant, Extension Agent, Family Life
Office: (803) 536-8460


Vacant, Extension Agent, Family Life
Office: (803) 536-8460


Kimberly Ray, Program Coordinator
Office: (803) 533-3673
kray1@scsu.edu


Rosalet Rickenbacker, Program Assistant
Office: (803) 533-3673
rrickenb@scsu.edu


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Mobile Technology


The 1890 Extension Mobile Technology Center is a sleek stylized Winnebago, retrofitted as a mobile classroom. Known as the 1890 Extension Mobile Technology Center, the classroom is furnished with a 12-station computer lab linked to the Internet via satellite and state-of-the art multimedia equipment. In keeping with the land-grant philosophy of delivering education and services to the citizens of South Carolina with a special emphasis on the underserved populations, the 1890 Program often takes the technology center to churches, schools and frequent events.


Contact:


Vacant, Extension Agent
Office: (803) 536-8460


Vacant, Extension Agent
Office: (803) 536-8460


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Northeastern Corridor of Orangeburg Community Development Corporation (NCO CDC) 

The NCO CDC offers community-based programs and initiatives that address the problems confronting communities near SC State University.

Contact:

Karen Henderson, Executive Director
Office: (803) 531-8189 or 531-1916
khender6@scsu.edu


Alfred McIntosh, Budget Analyst
Office: (803) 531-8189 or 531-1916
acorbit2@scsu.edu

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Small Farm Assistance and Outreach  

Small Farm Assistance and Outreach programs build awareness of agricultural entrepreneurship among farmers and promote entrepreneurial opportunities.

Contact:

Edoe Agbodjan, Senior Extension Director
Office: (803) 533-3672
eagbodjan@scsu.edu



1890 Research and Extension has several Extension offices in South Carolina that provide programs and activities for limited-resource families and individuals in the communities they serve. To find out what is offered in your community, contact the office nearest you.

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Anderson County

Serves Anderson, Greenville and Spartanburg counties

Contacts:

Boyd Owens, Senior Extension Director
Office: (864) 332-0910 or (864) 332-0912
bowens@scsu.edu

Janice Scott, Extension Agent
jscott79@scsu.edu

Yaniqua Thomas, Program Assistant, 4-H & Youth Development
Office: (864) 332-0910 or (864) 332-0912
caddison@scsu.edu

 


Charleston Cluster

Serves Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties

Contacts:

Avona McHoney, Extension Agent
Office: (843) 720-0825, (843) 720-0826, (843) 720-0827
amchoney@scsu.edu

Joshua L. Smith, Extension Agent
Office: (843) 720-0825, (843) 720-0826, (843) 720-0827
jsmith@scsu.edu

 


Greenwood Cluster

Serves Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick and Saluda counties

Contacts:

Curtis Hill, Extension Agent
Office: 864-223-3264
chhill@scsu.edu


 


Hampton Cluster

Serves Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties

Contacts:

Ishmel Washington, Senior Extension Director
iwashington@scsu.edu

Cornelius Hamilton, Extension Agent
chamilt3@scsu.edu

Esther Manuel, Program Assistant, EFNEP
emanuel@scsu.edu

Pearlie Brantley, Administrative Support
pbrantley@scsu.edu

Office: (803) 943-3538 or 943-5049

 


Marlboro Cluster

Serves Dillon, Florence, Marion and Marlboro counties

Contacts:

VacantSenior Extension Director

Vacant, Extension Agent, Adult Leadership and Community Development

Vacant, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Murray Nesmith, Extension Agent, Agriculture
mnesmith@scsu.edu

Shawn Smith, Administrative Support
ssmith38@scsu.edu

Office: (843) 479-6991 or (843) 479-6998

 


Orangeburg Cluster

Bowman

Contacts:

Vacant, Program Assistant, EFNEP
Office: (803) 553-3823

Mark Nettles, Extension Agent, Agriculture
Office: (803) 533-3825
mnettles@scsu.edu

Monica Davis, Administrative Support
Office: (803) 533-3823
mdavis@scsu.edu

 


Orangeburg

Contacts:

Please see 4-H Youth Development, Adult Leadership and Community Development, Community Education, Family Life, Northeastern Corridor of Orangeburg Community Development Corporation (NCO CDC), and Small Farm Assistance and Outreach.



Williamsburg Cluster

Serves Clarendon, Florence, Sumter and Williamsburg Counties

Contacts:

Darryl Johnson, Senior Extension Director
djohnson@scsu.edu
Office: (843) 355-6106 ext. 112

 


Camp Harry E. Daniels


Contacts:

Vacant, Park Ranger

Odessa Sharperson, Buildings and Grounds Specialist
osharper@scsu.edu

Clarence Summers, Park Ranger
csummers4@scsu.edu

Theodore Williams, Master Skilled Tradesman
twilli44@scsu.edu

Office: (803) 891-2117 or (803) 897-2759