More than 300 4-H’ers, family members and Clemson Cooperative Extension agents made the trip to the South Carolina State House on March 12 for South Carolina 4-H Legislative Day, which gave the youth and adults the chance to meet with their local legislators and share the ways 4-H has impacted their lives.
A pair of scientists working to foster wildlife and natural resources conservation in South Carolina and beyond have garnered recognition as this year’s top researchers in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. David Jachowski and John Rodgers, faculty members in the forestry and environmental conservation department, were recently named CAFLS Researchers of the Year.
A Clemson University faculty member is a coauthor of the newest publication from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences that offers insights and recommendations to increase the role of scientists in times of disaster. Gary Machlis, former science adviser to the director of the U.S. National Park Service and University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson, and coauthor Rita R. Colwell, former director of the National Science Foundation and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, intend the report to aid in better individual and institutional decisions in times of crisis.
A report by the USDA revealed that more than 1 million low-income South Carolinians live in food deserts, areas more than one mile from a grocery store that have limited access to other outlets for fresh foods. Clemson Extension is working to address that crisis by partnering on the Feeding Innovation program, designed to support entrepreneurs interested in developing or expanding healthy food enterprises in underserved areas of the state.
Clemson Extension, in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau and support from a U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant through the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, will be holding a series of Farm Transfer Workshops across the state from February until April.
Registration is open for a Clemson Cooperative Extension forestry program aimed at providing education for both landowners and professional foresters. On Saturday, March 9, the Newberry County Forestry Association will host its 17th biennial Forestry Focus program from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Piedmont Technical College's Newberry County Campus, 1922 Wilson Road, Newberry.
Clemson Extension is partnering on a program to equip South Carolina landowners with the knowledge to manage their woodlands by connecting them with forestry experts from across the Southeast via locally based webinar sessions.
CLEMSON — Agriculture does more than feed South Carolina’s residents. It enriches the state’s economy. It encompasses an impressive 4.5 million acres, 25,000 farms, and it represents a $41.7 billion annual economic impact. And Clemson University — from its 17,500-acre Experimental Forest to its half dozen research labs that span the state — is South […]
The Clemson Extension Agribusiness Team is partnering on an event aimed at offering a plethora of resources and programming to help South Carolina farmers succeed. The 2019 S.C. Farmer Resource Rodeo is set for Feb. 7 at the River Center at Saluda Shoals in Columbia.
While the needs of the agriculture industry in South Carolina have changed significantly in the 92 years since the gates opened at the Sandhill Research and Education Center, its mission of meeting those needs has never wavered. Since it was established in 1926, its research efforts have evolved and expanded to continue to support the state’s $41.7 billion agribusiness industry.
In a hearing before a House subcommittee Wednesday, Clemson Public Service and Agriculture and university officials requested state investments in programs and facilities to help conserve South Carolina’s water resources, keep its farmers nationally and internationally competitive, and support prosperous and healthy families.
Clemson University Professor Phil Fravel, a faculty member in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, was one of only six regional recipients of the National Association of Agricultural Educators Teacher Mentor Award, given at the NAAE annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 29, 2018.
Registration is open for the 2019 S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia.
CLEMSON — As Clemson University celebrated a century of Agricultural Education this year, the current faculty reflected on the anniversary not only as a milestone but also as a reminder of the program’s impact. And that impact doesn’t just extend to their own students at Clemson but is felt exponentially through future generations across the […]
When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, ecologists at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science took the opportunity to study how hurricanes affect tropical dry forests in the Caribbean. Doctoral student Tristan Allerton presented findings from the year-long field study Tuesday at the British Ecological Society’s annual conference.