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Stories by Steven Bradley

  • Before and after pictures from a coin rubbing activity.

    Clemson Extension’s 4-H @ Home helps learning continue for youth everywhere

    March 23, 2020

    Schools might be closed, but a new program from Clemson Cooperative Extension is helping the learning continue in every South Carolina county, 25 U.S. states and even internationally. The 4-H @ Home program offers free, daily educational activities via email that can be completed using common household materials with lessons designed for elementary, middle and high school students.

  • Trees sit in pots.

    Clemson Extension event doles out free trees, dirt on Bradford pears

    March 11, 2020

    Clemson Extension partnered to give away over 260 healthy native trees to replace invasive Bradford pears in the City of Clemson, but the hope is that the seeds of information sown at the event will prove to be equally fruitful.

  • A wood duck is held for a photo.

    Clemson researchers collaborating on groundbreaking duck study

    March 11, 2020

    Perhaps the most dangerous phrase in any industry is “because we’ve always done it this way,” and Clemson University researchers are studying whether a widely accepted management tool for waterfowl is all it’s quacked up to be.

  • Prescribed fire burns.

    Prescribed fire: Don’t underestimate its importance

    March 6, 2020

    It’s March, and Governor Henry McMaster has once again proclaimed Prescribed Fire Awareness Month as a way to bring much needed awareness to the role fire plays in forest management and the protection of lives and property in South Carolina. While sometimes frowned upon, the importance of the use of prescribed fire as a tool […]

  • Kudzu grows in a field

    Clemson Extension workshops take aim at destructive invasive species

    March 5, 2020

    With invasive plant species wreaking havoc on American agriculture and natural resources to an estimated tune of $40 billion each year, a pair of workshops offered by Clemson Cooperative Extension in March aim to train landowners and land managers to identify common invasive species and effectively treat them.

  • 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.