Clemson University will expand its sustainable and organic farming research and launch a weekly farm market on its most historic agricultural land. Calhoun Fields, or The Bottoms as it is commonly known, lies between Hartwell Lake and Perimeter Road on the Clemson University campus and is the location of Clemson’s Student Organic Farm and Community Supported Agriculture Program. It is also land that was first farmed by Cherokee Indians, then by John C. Calhoun and Thomas Green Clemson.
CLEMSON – Two Clemson packaging science students have been recognized by the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club for outstanding work as undergraduates. Cameron Plezia, a senior from Middletown, Rhode Island, and Sophia Luettke, a senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan, were each awarded $5,000 scholarships from the Packaging Executives Club. Plezia expects to graduate in May […]
Tristan Allerton, a forest resources doctoral student at Clemson University, was recently awarded one of 23 Clemson University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Grants for 2018-2019. More than $150,000 has been awarded to doctoral students producing high-quality scholarship on diverse topics. Allerton’s grant will go towards his research that aims to better understand how human and natural […]
Jill Newman graduated from Clemson University in December 2017 with a master’s in wildlife and fisheries biology. Since then, she has had a chapter of her thesis accepted for publication in the “Journal of Herpetology.” The journal is an international peer-reviewed, quarterly publication of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles and was […]
Ashley Padgett, senior wildlife and fisheries biology major at Clemson University, interned as a fisheries technician for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife service this past summer. Since childhood, Padgett has loved the outdoors, especially fishing, which influenced her dream to study wildlife and fisheries biology in hopes of making an impact in conservation efforts. “I […]
Water scientists and federal and state policymakers will meet this week at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center at the 2018 South Carolina Water Resources Conference.
Angelica Werth, junior Horticulture and Spanish double major, spent spring 2018 interning at the Cordoba Botanical Gardens while studying abroad in Argentina. Werth had always wanted to visit Argentina since she was a child and when she learned Clemson had a program there, it was an easy choice to fulfill the study abroad requirement for […]
Mitchell (Micky) and Amy Scott know full well the vital role the forestry industry plays in South Carolina’s economic vitality and environmental health. The Scotts, with Micky’s brothers Bill and Hank, are fourth-generation owners of wholesale lumber and pole manufacturer Collum’s Lumber Products in Allendale. Now, Micky and Amy Scott have gifted more than $1 million to Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.
Students from Clemson University’s Agribusiness Club left their mark on the nation’s capital when they placed fourth in the Student Section of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s (SS-AAEA) national academic bowl Aug. 5-7. SS-AAEA, founded in 1987, comprises of undergraduate students from across the United States and Canada to promote student leadership and professional development. […]
Fall is approaching, and soon apple-picking season will be upon us. Thankfully, students from the Clemson University Agricultural Robotics and Automation Club (CARA) have designed a miniature apple-picking robot that might one day lead to a more efficient way to harvest the beloved fall fruit. Clemson’s mini-robot won third place on an international apple-picking simulation […]
Brazil — Recent Clemson University graduate Anna Scott conquered the soil-judging world by placing first in the 3rd International Soil Judging Contest held in Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The contest took place Aug. 8-11. Scott bested 48 competitors from eight different countries on her way to victory. When Scott joined the Clemson Soil Judging […]
Christopher Ray will become permanent director of Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. He has served as interim director since March. Ray is replacing the retiring John Mueller, who directed the Edisto REC for 10 years.
An entomology professor with a record of administrative success and a passion for leadership has been named chair of Clemson University’s department of plant and environmental sciences. Carlyle C. Brewster comes to Clemson from Virginia Tech, where he has been a faculty member in the entomology department since 1999 and served as the department’s graduate program director since 2013. He will begin his Clemson tenure Sept. 1.
Charles V. Privette III, an agricultural engineering professor who was interim chair of Clemson University’s agricultural sciences department and has filled roles in teaching, research and Extension during his 20-year Clemson career, has been named permanent chair of the department.
Medway Park and Community Garden on James Island has a new raingarden and rainwater harvesting system thanks to a unique collaboration between Clemson University and an array of local and regional collaborators.