NC Tomato Club History and Transcribathon

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 in this recording of our panel discussion.

This video is a recording of NC Tomato Club History and Transcribathon, June 3, 2021

Video added on September 16, 2021