George Washington Carver PEANUT man

life of George Washington Carver

Carver revolutionized agriculture in the South, transforming its economy.

Carver also famously developed more than 300 uses for peanuts, from ink to hand lotion to cooking oil

Carver studied botany at the Iowa Agricultural College

Carver taught a groundbreaking crop rotation method

Carver advised planting cotton one year, then soil-enriching peanuts or sweet potatoes the next.

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His exact birthdate is unknown

Carver's birthplace was declared a national monument

Congress also declared January 5th as George Washington Carver Day.

he did not invent peanut butter

President Theodore Roosevelt asked for Carver's advice on agricultural matters


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