The 2020 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships won’t be held as expected this month due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t diminish the accomplishments of four shooters from South Carolina who earned the opportunity to be there. Tatelyn Benton, Gabe Boggs and Garrett Hammond of Rocky Knollers 4-H Shotgun Team and Will Hood of Richland Creek […]
Academia can create a cold and competitive culture, but those who know Greg Yarrow say he is proof positive that it isn’t a requirement. Excellence in university faculty might be measured in many ways — by knowledge imparted, by research conducted, by initiatives pushed forward — and those points all come up when students and […]
Low-lying areas such as South Carolina’s more than 2,000 miles of coastline are increasingly prone to floods and storm surge as sea levels rise — driven by a more variable global climate system — but a team from Clemson University is leading research in the state to uncover green solutions to help those communities fight back.
Like many large gatherings, the COVID-19 pandemic led to cancellation of numerous American Fisheries Society (AFS) meetings nationwide, leaving the fisheries community at a loss for how to continue to advance science and keep its members engaged, with more cancellations seemingly inevitable. A group of Clemson University students, however, had other ideas.
A decade removed from the largest environmental disaster in United States history, scientists continue work to ensure the nation is better prepared to respond to another such catastrophe — all the while hoping it never needs to do so. April 30, 2020, marks the 10th anniversary of oil coming ashore and impacting the Gulf of […]
Geneticist Stephen Kresovich, director of Clemson University’s Advanced Plant Technology program, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council to serve as one of six scientific members nationwide.
The second phase of Clemson University’s Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative (EELI) held its final meeting and graduation recently at the Madren Conference Center, as the initiative’s secondary phase shifted the curriculum from basic leadership training to applying the knowledge and skills gleaned from the first seven-month phase.
While all 46 county offices are closed to the public, Clemson Cooperative Extension remains available through online resources. A COVID-19 website has been established for Extension programming and fact sheets related to the novel coronavirus, along with resources aimed at helping South Carolinians and the state’s agribusinesses cope with the crisis.
Through a partnership with the S.C. Department of Education, Clemson Cooperative Extension's School Gardening for S.C. Educators program — which began in 2013 as a pilot program in the tri-county Charleston area — is now in more than 32 counties across the state. The program continues to grow by at least 20 schools each year.
More than 350 4-H’ers, family members and Clemson Cooperative Extension agents registered to make the trip to the capital city for South Carolina 4-H Legislative Day on March 10, 2020. The event is an annual opportunity for youth across the state to share their 4-H experiences with lawmakers, and the stories of growth and inspiration are often as unique and diverse as they communities they represent.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.