Agriculture is important for the South Carolina economy and the state’s youth are stepping up to have their voices heard as advocates for the agricultural industry. More than 1,000 members of the South Carolina FFA Association gathered at the South Carolina Capitol Feb. 22 for the annual Legislator Appreciation Day.
The 2017 Clemson Extension Bull Test and Heifer Sale will go down as one of the best sales ever. The sale of 45 bulls brought in $143,950 for an average of $3,198 per bull at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena. The top 10 selling bulls averaged $4,900 per bull. Organizers said this year’s sale broke last year’s average.
The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service is expanding resources to promote proper stormwater pond management.
South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina are combining forces to help fruit growers grow more profitable crops.
A group of Clemson University students is taking its peach research to San Francisco in April to compete in the American Chemical Society National Meeting Competition.
Clemson Extension forestry and natural resources agent Ryan Bean has his sights set on turning three acres of land at the Clemson Sandhill Research and Education Center into an educational opportunity for South Carolina landowners.
The global market badly needs peanuts, one market expert pleaded to more than 400 growers at the annual South Carolina Peanut Growers Meeting organized by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service.
Clemson University experts are ready to help South Carolina farmers and food processing facilities meet requirements brought about by the biggest change in food safety laws in 70 years. The law is the Food Safety Modernization Act and, to help people be in compliance with the new legislation, Clemson University is providing FDA-approved training for anyone interested in becoming certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals.
The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service recognized 16 agents from across South Carolina for their dedication to helping farmers stricken by the historic flood of 2015. These agents, many of whom faced their own personal strife during the flood, responded immediately after the storm to help farmers assess damage and plan their recovery and spent the past year working with them to secure grant assistance.
Clemson University administrators told a state House Ways and Means subcommittee that it wants to expand its water research capability so state agencies and municipalities have the information they need to make sound water-policy decisions.
South Carolina cotton growers can expect to see a better year in 2017, according to a Clemson University economist.
Clemson University geneticist Ksenija Gasic seeks to do the unimaginable: improve the taste, aroma and nutritional value of the beloved peach. Gasic received a $150,000, three-year grant from the United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) to study a method of increasing the chemical compounds in peaches that impact flavor and aroma.
Tall fescue is a popular grass used for grazing, hay and erosion control in the eastern United States, but one Clemson University expert believes this grass could be responsible for more than $1 billion per year in livestock production losses.
Just a few months after voting for the first time, Colleton County 18-year-old Geneffer Sweatman also witnessed her first presidential inauguration. She was among eight South Carolina youth to travel to Washington, D.C., last week to witness the historic event.
South Carolina students interested in science and technology will have an opportunity this spring to showcase what they have learned in the classroom. The fifth annual S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge, sponsored by EnlightenSC, offers students ages 9-19 a chance to participate in a multichallenge competition March 25 at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. Organizers of the competition created the event to spur students’ interest in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. Registration is required and open through March 1.