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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forest ecologist Don Hagan, who has been making fall foliage predictions for Clemson University for seven years, said all signs point to the potential for a brilliant fall color season in the southern Appalachians ahead ... despite some mixed signals the trees have been receiving from the Carolina climate.
Texanna Miller, a junior Plant and Environmental Sciences major, won third place in the undergraduate poster competition at the 2019 American Society of Horticultural Science Conference. The conference was held in Las Vegas and brought together hundreds of horticulture researchers, scientists and students to cultivate ideas and share new techniques. The five-day event featured technical […]
As part of his annual bus tour of South Carolina’s District 2, U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson recently visited Sandhill Research and Education Center (REC) to meet with agricultural producers, constituents and representatives of S.C. Farm Bureau. One of six Clemson University RECs around the state, the facility was established in 1926 for agricultural research in the primarily rural Columbia area.
Through partnership, Clemson University and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control launched the first statewide water monitoring program, South Carolina Adopt-a-Stream, to boost observations of water conditions across the state and involve all stakeholders in the conservation of our state’s greatest resource.
Pine straw harvesting is a strong and growing industry in the Southeast, and a Clemson Cooperative Extension workshop aims to help resource managers and landowners balance the income from harvesting operations while preserving desired wildlife benefits and stand health.