The winners of the 2020 Cultivate.CAFLS entrepreneurial contest did so by creating a simple solution to what they recognized as a nationwide problem for outdoorsmen: finding enough private land for hunting and fishing. Knox Duncan and John Hayes won the top prize plus internships to work on the business plan for AntleredAnglerProperties.com (AAP), which they […]
Dedicated to enhancing and expanding local food and agricultural businesses in the state, the S.C. Center for Cooperative and Enterprise Development is operated by Clemson University through Clemson Cooperative Extension and funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Cooperative Development Grant.
While COVID-19 safety concerns meant the 37th installment of Clemson Extension’s annual Southeast Ag Lenders School was held virtually for the first time, attendees said the conference still succeeded at making them better informed of the decisions farmers are facing in the coming year.
William Conner, based at Clemson’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science (BICEFS) in Georgetown, S.C., was recently honored with a special Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) 40th Anniversary Award for his high level and sustained contributions to wetland research, practice, education, communication and support to the Society.
As the Nemours Wildlife Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, the relationship between Clemson University and Nemours continues going strong and making a major impact on both students and programs. All told, Clemson has placed 25 undergraduate interns and 16 graduate students who have produced nine peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals through Nemours.
Clemson University Extension Associate Amy Dabbs received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2020 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.
The Master of Wildlife and Fisheries Resources (MWFR) degree in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences offers a key ingredient to making many students' educational goals possible: accessibility. With a new online delivery option for students with experience in natural resources who wish to enhance their professional degree skills, the non-thesis program is in a fully online format, allowing lectures to be available 24/7.
Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) presented four alumni awards last month to recognize these graduates for their outstanding service to the college, university and their profession. The CAFLS Alumni Board selected four recipients this year: one Young Alumni, two Professional Achievement and one Distinguished Service Award. While the event was held virtually […]
The sky was blue and air crisp as the Blue Ridge Parkway climbed above 5,000 feet in elevation on the first day of autumn, but the deciduous trees below that magical mark where the leaves begin to change each fall had yet to reveal their collective hand. But the matching green color scheme will assuredly soon start to transform into myriad shades of orange, red and purple, according to Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan, and the lack of drought or extreme weather to put undue stress on the trees rising up the slope means the stage is set for a spectacular fall color season in the southern Appalachians. And, potentially, one arriving promptly.
A partnership with a cohort of Southeastern land-grant research universities is helping Clemson clear a major hurdle toward reviving its small grains breeding program: gathering the material to get started. The Southeastern University Small Grains Cooperative Breeding Program (SunGrains) brings together programs from member universities across the region to maximize funding and research opportunities and share resources and royalties.
Having watched from the periphery as Clemson established itself as an exceptional land-grant institution on the national stage, Todd Petty says the opportunity to lead its Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC) to the next level — that of a world-class research university — was one he could not pass up.
A new study by Clemson University researchers lends further credence to the effectiveness of prescribed fire as a forest management tool that does not adversely impact ecosystem health by increasing sediment or nutrient runoff.
Clemson’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation and Clemson Extension are working with local and state agencies to create a community-driven watershed plan for the area — a first step toward reducing pollution and improving water quality for the Edisto community.
Lynn Howard of Florence County and Kesha Horton of Chester and Lancaster counties were honored last month during 4-H State Congress with the 2020 Glen Krohn Award for Volunteerism in 4-H, which recognizes outstanding volunteer leadership in 4-H and bears the name of the former assistant director who was well known as a strong believer in volunteers throughout his career.
While her time spent on the university’s campus has been brief, the way Jessica Tipton has used connections within the Clemson family to achieve her educational goals are a shining example of the opportunities that abound for Clemson students beyond the northwest corner of South Carolina.