The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided funding for a series of tree cleanup and chainsaw safety courses aimed at training hundreds of first responders and others how to properly deal with downed trees and safely manage their chainsaw use. The courses are being offered throughout South Carolina by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the University of Georgia.
An initiative in Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) to promote the development of entrepreneurial ideas and skills, the Cultivate.CAFLS Showdown was held April 10 at the Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium. It featured seven teams presenting their projects with the winning team taking home $2,000 to be used to further advance their project.
Now in its seventh year, the S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge aims to raise student interest in science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM subjects — and allow them to experience various STEM disciplines while competing against other students in the state.
Students from Clemson University’s school of College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) were awarded scholarships at the annual South Carolina Green Industry Association (SCGIA) Conference Oyster Dinner in January. Two students also gave presentations on their internship experiences. Clemson students Angel Werth, Seth Hartley and Payton Davis were awarded the scholarships based on […]
The horticulture program teams from Clemson Cooperative Extension Service and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Auburn University came together recently to open up their respective playbooks for a two-day joint team meeting on Clemson’s campus.
The 19 members of the Clemson University Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative program got the chance to give back in the Columbia community recently at Harvest Hope Food Bank. Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative aims to groom the next generation of Clemson Cooperative Extension leaders.
Aimed at teaching women farm management skills in a relaxed setting, Annie’s Project is coming back to South Carolina for an eighth year to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. The four-day program offered by Clemson Cooperative Extension is set for May 14-17 in Hartsville.
In collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Forest Service, a Clemson University assistant professor is leading a research team to better understand how coyotes are affecting deer in the state’s Piedmont region and inform management practices to conserve its deer population for future generations of hunters.
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.