Clemson Extension agent Amanda McNulty has received a national horticulture award from the prestigious Garden Club of America as the 2015 recipient of the Zone VIII Horticulture Commendation.
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 has been designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in recognition of Clemson’s strong commitment to being a leader in regional economic engagement.
Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, delivered a taste of what is to come when he gave a seminar at Clemson University June 10.
During late April and early May, Clemson Senior Extension agent Mark Arena spent about two weeks in a mountainous region of Guatemala training and assisting farmers who grow peaches, apples and plums.
Harleston Towles’ 2.5-acre organic vegetable farm on Johns Island may be small, but he says it is cutting edge thanks to lessons learned from Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center. Towles is one of few growers in the state or the nation planting rice 10 inches apart (rather than right next to each other) […]
A pasture is much more than grass. It’s a complex ecosystem of living organisms vital to soil, forage and animal health. Pastures often aren’t treated as such, however. They’re overgrazed, over-tilled and overworked, leading to nutrient loss in soil, water runoff, poor forage yields and inadequate weight gain in cattle. Clemson Extension is teaching cattle farmers to reap the many benefits of proper rotational grazing methods.
The agriculture sector is a hot one for careers with a new federal report showing a gap between the number of agricultural jobs created annually and the number of graduates in related fields. The Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences is working to fill the gap as enrollment has grown 50 percent in the past decade.
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.
Throughout the Southeast, as well as Texas and even parts of southern California, fire ants are annoyingly plentiful. With summer-like temperatures already baking the ground, this is the time of year the tiny yet vicious predators become active again, wreaking havoc not just in our yards but also in gardens, pastures and farmlands.
Downy mildew has hit South Carolina watermelons earlier in the growing season than ever before, and Clemson University Extension advises growers to take steps to protect the state's $27.6 million watermelon crop.
A Clemson Public Service and Agriculture magazine that enhances economic development in agribusiness, South Carolina's largest industry, won a Notable State Document award from the South Carolina State Library.
Some fungicides used to control powdery mildew on squash will significantly improve yields on seedless watermelon too, according to recently published research by Clemson University Extension specialist Anthony Keinath.
As South Carolina cities adopt new rules allowing backyard chicken coops, Clemson Extension is helping South Carolina residents satisfy their appetites for profitable, productive, healthy backyard poultry operations.
Midlands elementary school students will test their culinary skills and knowledge of nutritional eating and healthy living at the Farm to Five 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Chopped Challenge Tuesday at Spring Hill High School in Chapin.