The South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University has been ranked 21st among the 50 most beautiful college arboretums in the nation by Best College Reviews.
SAPELO ISLAND, Georgia – Through a combination of rigorous genetics, painstaking varietal research and centuries-old African know-how, Purple Ribbon sugarcane and several similar varieties have been reintroduced to Sapelo Island, the original birthplace of commercial sugar production in the United States.
How to pronounce Cuetlaxochitl, the ancient Aztec word for poinsettia, is just one of many mysteries Clemson professor Jim Faust will reveal during his informative presentation about the iconic Christmas plant. Faust will present “Poinsettia: A 200-year journey from gangly Mexican shrub to Christmas icon” at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Poinsett Ballroom of the Westin Poinsett Hotel, 120 S. Main St., Greenville.
Lifetimes of service from the Pee Dee to the Piedmont earned four South Carolinians induction into the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at Clemson University.
Clemson scientists Rob Baldwin and Paul Leonard have recently published a research article that examines the existing distribution of conservation easements in the Appalachian Mountains.
Five of South Carolina’s top experts in agriculture and food systems recently convened on the campus of Clemson University for a lively discussion designed to explore the state’s future, while at the same time revering its past.
South Carolina 4-H'ers took a national title for the second straight year at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup last weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.
Clemson University professor and naturalist Patrick McMillan, the co-creator and host of the popular, Emmy-award winning ETV nature program “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan,” has received the Glenn ’65 and Heather Hilliard Endowed Professorship in Environmental Sustainability.
The charitable organization Farm Aid is working with Clemson University Extension and other organizations to distribute grants to farmers affected by this year’s flooding. Additionally, South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers led the creation of Plant It Forward SC, a flood relief fund for farmers. Plant it Forward SC is an initiative by S.C. Advocates for Agriculture with support from the S.C. Department of Agriculture, Clemson University, S.C. Farm Bureau and Palmetto AgriBusiness Council.
High school students from Florence County will test their culinary skills on a national stage after winning the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Challenge last month. York County, Charleston County and Saluda County 4-H members also won awards at the event, which teaches young people about nutrition and active living.
A month after historic rains flooded South Carolina, farmers remain washed out of fields during a critical period for harvesting and winter planting. Forecast rain will further delay harvesting that is already behind schedule and could prevent farmers from planting winter wheat, as well.
Philip Arnold was recognized as 2015 Outstanding Forestry Alumnus of the Year by Jaime Jones, president of the Clemson University Forestry Alumni, at them homecoming event before the Boston College football game
Thomas Dobbins, professor and director of Clemson University Extension, was named Postsecondary Teacher of the Year for the Southeast by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
David Shields, an author and agricultural historian who has worked to repatriate lost heirloom crops, will speak at 3 p.m. Thursday at Clemson University’s Strom Thurmond Institute.
Clemson Extension has joined forces with a dozen partners to devise a plan to clean up the pollutants plaguing the Twelve Mile, Eighteen Mile and Golden Creek watersheds, which comprise more than 53,000 acres in the Piedmont area of South Carolina.