Stories by Steven Bradley

  • Trees stand in forest.

    Registration open for annual Clemson Extension forestry summit

    February 21, 2020

    Back for its 15th year, Clemson Cooperative Extension is offering its “Growing our Future” Annual Forestry Meeting to landowners, foresters and others interested in learning more about managing forested lands. The meeting is set for 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 29 at T&S Farms in Leesville, S.C.

  • Bradford pear trees grow in the Upstate.

    Clemson Extension working to root out invasive Bradford pears

    February 3, 2020

    Clemson Extension is partnering with the City of Clemson and the S.C. Forestry Commission on the Bradford Pear Bounty program, which gives homeowners the option to remove invasive Bradford pears and replace them with native trees. Clemson area property owners are encouraged to exchange up to five Bradford pear trees for an equal number of free, healthy, native, young replacement trees.

  • A building sits adjacent to a body of water.

    Road trips and research: Graduate housing gives Clemson the power to maximize its agricultural impact

    January 24, 2020

    Not long ago, Zachary Brenton was the driving force behind the wheel of his stick-shift Nissan truck as he became quite familiar with the Interstate 95 corridor — and the other interstates that crisscross South Carolina’s midsection — thanks to many, many road trips between Clemson and Florence in the name of higher education and […]

  • Participants in the S.C. New and Beginning Farmer program visit agribusinesses.

    Aimed at training emerging SC farmers, Clemson program accepting applications

    January 13, 2020

    Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training through a public service program offered by Clemson University. The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 statewide program.

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    Clemson seminar aims to offer agribusinesses blueprint for 2020 success

    December 11, 2019

    PAWLEYS ISLAND — South Carolina agribusinesses can get their ducks in a row for a successful 2020 during an intensive program from Clemson Cooperative Extension aimed at helping farm operators write a marketing and risk management plan for the upcoming year. The 21st Annual Executive Marketing Seminar: Developing a Marketing Plan is a three-day seminar set […]

  • Clemson Professor Adam Kantrovich addresses the audience at the S.C. Ag Outlook Conference.

    Clemson agribusiness experts help farmers find opportunities amid travails of trade war

    November 26, 2019

    Uncertainty over weather, trade policy and prices are making earning a living an increasingly tough row to hoe for South Carolina’s farmers, but Clemson Extension’s agribusiness experts said at the fourth annual South Carolina Ag Outlook Conference on Nov. 15 that possibilities for growth and market expansion also exist.

  • S.C. 4-H Horse Program team members pose with trophies after national competition.

    South Carolina 4-H’ers excel at All American Quarter Horse Congress

    November 6, 2019

    Five South Carolina 4-H’ers and their coaches brought a bounty — two large trophies and 37 medals — back to the Palmetto State from the largest single breed-horse show in the world as they competed in educational contests at 2019 All American Quarter Horse Congress.

  • State legislators present check to Clemson faculty members.

    State Legislature earmarks $500K for ‘one-of-a-kind’ Hardscramble project

    October 18, 2019

    The South Carolina state legislature is helping to turn a vision of making connections with the natural world into reality on 853 acres of land in Kershaw County known as Hardscramble through $500,000 in funding earmarked to Clemson University to develop educational programming at the property.

  • Plant species are used as erosion control along a forest road.

    Clemson field tours to show alternatives to using invasive species for erosion control

    October 15, 2019

    Aiming to increase education about the potential consequences of introducing invasive species in forestry applications, Clemson University has announced a series of field tours to provide an overview of current best management practices in South Carolina and their importance to protect water quality.

  • Drought conditions affect water level in Lake Hartwell.

    Drought a major disruption for S.C. wildlife and natural resources, Clemson experts say

    October 14, 2019

    With 63 percent of the state in a moderate to exceptional drought and 37 percent experiencing at least severe drought conditions, according to the latest update from United States Drought Monitor, Clemson University experts say it could have both short- and long-term impacts on tree health.

  • Clemson Animal and Veterinary Sciences student honored by military and veterans organization for service dog program

    October 11, 2019

    Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide. Every 8 seconds, one dog is euthanized. Madison Huber, a freshman studying animal and veterinary sciences at Clemson University, thinks these statistics are devastating –– but not entirely hopeless. For the past three years, Huber has fundraised for a program called K9s for Warriors, which adopts dogs from kill […]

  • Grain sorghum grows in a field at Clemson's Pee Dee research station.

    Clemson-bred agricultural technology company puts down roots in Pee Dee region

    October 3, 2019

    A company spun off from Clemson’s Advanced Plant Technology Program is putting down roots where its concept sprouted near the university’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center in Florence to serve growers along the Interstate 95 corridor and rural South Carolina by addressing a lack of feed grain hybrid crop development and a regional feed shortage.

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    Clemson Extension workshop focuses on urban tree care

    October 2, 2019

    Clemson Extension is offering a workshop aimed at providing tree care professionals in South Carolina and Georgia with the latest research-based information about tree care and management in the urban environment. The one-day event is set for Oct. 17 in North Augusta.

  • Group picture of EELI class with President James Clements and Kenston Griffin.

    Clemson Extension leadership program launches second phase

    September 26, 2019

    An initiative aimed at grooming future Clemson Cooperative Extension Service leaders began the second phase of the development program, Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative, which aims to actively engage the class members in problem solving, team building and other activities that allow them to grow as leaders.

  • Emma Jeannette Carr is pictured working at the Ridge Spring Farmer's Market.

    Clemson Extension endowment continues legacy of ‘Queen of the Market’

    September 26, 2019

    The Emma Jeannette Carr Memorial Endowment is being established by her husband, Brig. General Chalmers “Hap” Carr (’60), to honor her love of gardening and advance vegetable gardening education and outreach through the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service.