South Carolina lawmakers stressed to a gathering of water experts Thursday the importance of continuing to develop better understanding of the state’s water resources to meet the demands of a growing population and manage the impact of increasingly frequent extreme weather events.
Aiming to sustain the guidance and vision necessary to fulfill its mission, Clemson Cooperative Extension has created a new professional development opportunity for personnel dedicated to doing just that. The Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative seeks to provide opportunities for personal growth and career development, enhance leaders’ roles at a higher level of excellence, bolster cohesion and team building among leaders, promote and practice interpersonal skills, and provide tools and skills to enhance leadership.
With water being vital to the well-being of both South Carolina’s citizens and its largest industry — agriculture — Clemson University is leading the way in taking stock of the state’s water resources. The biennial South Carolina Water Resources Conference in Columbia brings together state, federal, industry and university water experts to prepare for and meet the growing challenge of providing water resources to sustain and grow South Carolina’s economy, while preserving its natural resources.
Freedom is earned by those who aren't afraid to give a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Some Clemson students are giving a little of their own sweat to help repay America’s veterans. The students grew a 5-acre plot of corn in The Bottoms on Clemson's campus and are selling it for deer corn. Proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Clemson’s College of Education has been awarded funds to create the Center for the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators, which will research, design and implement the best strategies for minority teacher recruitment and retention. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education recently approved plans for the center, which will initially focus its efforts in Spartanburg, Cherokee, Orangeburg and Charleston.
This Tiger recently received a grant from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) to work toward minimizing adult obesity in South Carolina. She works with extension agents of the Rural Health and Nutrition Extension program, which seeks to teach individuals in rural counties about healthy lifestyle choices. Meet Michelle Parisi.
Obesity isn't merely a health problem. In communities where four out of 10 adults are obese, it's a health crisis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Clemson University and land-grant institutions in 14 other states have teamed up to tackle that crisis in some of the hardest-hit counties.
BLACKVILLE – With labor costs reaching more than 10 percent of farm revenue, Clemson University researchers are working to help American farmers keep more money in their pockets. Joe Mari Maja, a research sensor engineer at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center, has received a grant from Cotton Incorporated to design and develop a cotton […]
Clemson Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop designed to help green industry professionals better manage landscapes through smart fertilization and soil improvement on Nov. 7 at the Horry County Extension Office located at 1949 Industrial Park Road in Conway.
More than 10 years after the great recession hit the U.S., the supply of confidence in our nation’s economy may be full, but the pantries of many people across the country are as bare as they were when the economic decline started in early 2008. Why have food insecurity rates not fallen below pre-recession levels 10 years after the Great Recession? Clemson's Leslie Hossfeld, an expert on the subject of food insecurity and editor of a new book on the subject, explores the causes of food insecurity and the reasons for slow recovery amid a booming economy.
CLEMSON – While plants may look healthy on top, what goes on underground could wipe out an entire crop. This is why a team of Clemson scientists is studying soybean plant roots to understand the roots’ ability to penetrate hardpan soil and gather nutrients and water from the soil. The goal is to someday create […]
A multi-state project, led by Clemson peach breeder and geneticist Ksenija Gasic, meets to determine how to combat armillaria root rot – a disease that attacks almond, cherry and peach trees.
CLEMSON – Armillaria root rot is a devastating fungus that costs farmers millions of dollars in crop losses and for which there are no controls. A group of experts and industry representatives from states where this fungus attacks almonds, cherries and peaches recently met to discuss a project designed to help farmers build a defense […]
Acura Team Penske driver Dane Cameron, Honda Performance Development engineer Eric Hsu and Michelin North America Motorsports Technical Director Ken Payne will be the featured presenters Tuesday, Oct. 9, during the Acura STEAM Connections Tour event at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville.
With widespread flooding in eastern South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Clemson University Cooperative Extension is offering resources to help meet hay needs of the state’s livestock producers, both in the short term and throughout the winter.