Clemson University Extension will help low- to moderate-income individuals launch businesses as part of new program funded by the city of Columbia. Extension associate Stanley Green is bringing the international Ice House Entrepreneurship Program to Columbia’s Eau Claire community with the hopes of teaching working residents how to dream like entrepreneurs.
Clemson University Extension will hire specialists across the state and expand programming to better meet the needs of South Carolina’s residents and economy in a five-year strategic plan approved by university leaders.
Some North Charleston children are experiencing nature as never before this week thanks to a new 4-H camp funded by the Disney Conservation Fund. The Charleston Natural Resources Camp will expose 25 North Charleston youth to forestry, water toxicology and wildlife.
BLACKVILLE — Watermelon growers could earn about $1,500 more per acre with timely fungicide applications, according to Clemson University Extension specialist Anthony Keinath. And if they apply pesticides in the evening, they’re less likely to disturb bees, important pollinators for fruit and vegetable production, said Extension bee specialist Jennifer Tsuruda.
South Carolina 4-H members are helping wildlife eat through the stressful summer by planting food with a donation of 500 pounds of seed from Wannamaker Wildlife.
Retired Clemson University Extension agents Rowland Alston, Bill Craven and Bill Riser were inducted into the A. Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame for their service to South Carolina residents and commitment to help improve the state’s economy.
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.