New or small-acreage livestock farmers can get experience in livestock management practices by attending the Backyard Barnyard workshop Friday, May 13.
The statewide 4-H Engineering Challenge utilizes students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, in several fun and engaging competitions that promote teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and learning. Students from across South Carolina won competitions in robotics, bridge building, rocketry and more.
Trees are the Rodney Dangerfields of our ecosystem: they get no respect. With cities across the United States losing 4 million trees a year, Earth Day, this Friday, is a great occasion to show trees some love.
Bermudagrass is the gold standard for South Carolina hay production, but specific variety selection can greatly impact profits. An entirely different forage species may even be better for some growers. Soil type and drainage, environment, grower-management preferences and end use are important factors in choosing a forage for hay production, according to information presented at the Clemson University Hay Production Workshop and Field Day at the Edisto Research and Education Center.
The Berkeley County Cooperative Extension Service has opened a new office after its former location was left underwater by last fall’s historic flood.
Fourteen South Carolina 4-H’ers gathered for an extended weekend of forestry facts and fun at the South Carolina 4-H Forestry Clinic March 11-13 at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources' Webb Wildlife Center in Garnett
Clemson Cooperative Extension and the South Carolina Forestry Commission want to show farmers and landowners how to mitigate their flood and drought losses and diversify their farming portfolios by managing timber on their land.
Late blight disease, the most destructive and infectious bane of tomatoes and Irish potatoes, was reported this week on tomatoes in a home garden in Beaufort County. Further spread of Late Blight to other areas of South Carolina is likely if the fungal-like pathogen arrived via spores blown up from Florida.
Clemson University has folded its campus farms into one Research and Education Center and appointed a seasoned researcher as its director. John Andrae was named director of the Simpson Research and Education Center (REC), located in the Agricultural Center on Old Cherry Road.
Nicholas Stalford of York County and Myles Hutton of Pickens County won the 2015-2016 South Carolina 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project. For the project, 4-H members plant and grow food for wildlife and are judged based on their plots’ productivity and their plot-management records. Youth learn to identify different types of plants and signs of wildlife associated with the food plot.
Bringing research-based knowledge directly into people’s homes and backyards is the goal of a new online video series being launched by the South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University and ClemsonTV.
Utilizing a systems approach to successful beef cattle production was the overall theme for Clemson's 2016 Cattlemen’s Boot Camp held March 24 at the T.Ed. Garrision Arena Cattle Complex in Pendleton.
The fruit-eating spotted wing drosophila has been found in a strawberry patch in Beaufort County for the first time, and Clemson University Cooperative Extension advises fruit growers to take action to protect their harvest.
More than 200 4-H members, volunteers and instructors visited the state capitol recently to show state leaders the impact 4-H has on South Carolina youth.
PENDLETON, SC—Clemson University hosted the 2016 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest at the T. ED Garrison Arena on March 4th. The event featured over 80 4-H and FFA members, where youth members were tasked with judging four classes of dairy cattle in each of the breeds represented at the Clemson University Spring Dairy Show: Jersey, […]