By JUSTIN THOMAS • For Roane Newspapers
It’s Tennessee Extension Month, and it’s interesting to note how far the program has come since its beginnings a century ago.
University of Tennessee Extension Agriculture programs date back to 1914, with the first agriculture agent being James L. Herron.
Things were different in those days, with Mr. Herron reporting 1,400 miles traveled by railroad.
The phone didn’t ring as often, either, with only 192 calls reported for the year.