Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training through a public service program offered by Clemson University. The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 statewide program.
Already feeling the pressure of drought, last year’s historic flood and low commodity prices, South Carolina’s No. 1 industry could be pinched by an uptick in the value of the U.S. dollar, Clemson University agricultural economists said at the S.C. Agriculture Outlook Conference.
Clemson University has received a $595,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to nurture the next generation of farmers in South Carolina. The three-year grant will support Clemson Extension's S.C. New and Beginning Farmer Program.
Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training through a public service program offered by Clemson University. The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 statewide program that begins in October. The deadline to apply is Aug. 15.
The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service has hired two agricultural economists to buoy the expansion of an agribusiness assistance program at the university’s Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia.
South Carolina farmers facing steep losses from last year’s flood must await government action on financial assistance as the new Farm Bill and private crop insurance are not built to handle such a disaster, according to presenters at an event sponsored by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service.
The Clemson-sponsored Youth Day event at the recent 2016 S.C. Agribiz and Farm Expo attracted about 140 high school students from throughout South Carolina interested in agribusiness careers.
Nearly 50 aspiring entrepreneurs look to turn their green thumbs into profitable agribusinesses through the South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program that begins Thursday.
More than 150 participants competed in the 2015 South Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up, a regional youth event that promotes the development of future leaders of the beef industry.
Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to entrepreneurial education and business consultation through workshops offered by Clemson University. The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 statewide program through July 12.
Clemson University Extension received a grant to launch a rural entrepreneurship program in Abbeville, McCormick and southern Anderson counties. The pilot program could be replicated across the state, providing businesses and prospective entrepreneurs with education, mentorship and consultation to ensure their ventures are successful. Additionally, Extension will work with communities to explore the creation of farmers markets or community kitchens where growers can package fresh produce, among other projects.
Clemson University's Cooperative Extension Service will offer grant-writing workshops to help eligible communities, organizations and businesses seek grants for programs that promote local food.
For small-scale farmers, hard work and long hours come with the territory — and that doesn’t even include their “day jobs,” without which many could not support themselves and their families.
The largest industry in South Carolina has cast aside the withering effects of the Great Recession and continued to flourish at an impressive rate, according to a 2015 report cited Tuesday in the State House by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
South Carolina agribusiness professionals took to the Statehouse recently to tell lawmakers how vital Clemson University is to the revenue and jobs they bring to the state.