After nine years of what he called “two geeky nerds spending a lot of time and money looking for a snake,” Bryan Hudson watched the reptile named Russell slither off into the northeast Georgia landscape barely a week after it was captured. Hudson admitted he was unlikely to lay eyes on the five-foot-long snake again for a full year. But for the Clemson University doctoral student, his collaborators and a slew of stakeholders on hand for the July 12 release, that’s when the real research on Russell began.
Master Pond Manager program participants at field days at Francis Marion University and Moore Farms Botanical Garden put their classroom knowledge into action with hands-on learning about such topics as dam maintenance, fish management, stormwater pond design and maintenance, and best management practices led by Clemson Extension experts.
Carolina Clear, Clemson Extension’s stormwater education program, is preparing to launch a telephone survey to gauge knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of South Carolina residents related to its water resources.
“Making It Grow,” an interactive live call-in program produced by Clemson University and South Carolina ETV, garnered two 2019 Telly Awards, which annually showcase the best work in television and video around the world.
Private owners hold 88 percent of South Carolina's forestlands — or about 11.3 million acres — and a recent Clemson Extension workshop offered state landowners an opportunity to learn more about the carbon market and how they can create a new revenue stream and help combat climate change through participation.
Clemson University sophomore Caleb Todd, a Presidential Scholar in the Calhoun Honors College, was recently named a 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Scholar, a major award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that includes a full-time summer internship at an NOAA facility.
Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology Drew Lanham's essay, “Gone Forever,” has been chosen for the prestigious “The Best American Essays 2019," an annual anthology of magazine articles published in the United States that was started in 1986.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided funding for a series of tree cleanup and chainsaw safety courses aimed at training hundreds of first responders and others how to properly deal with downed trees and safely manage their chainsaw use. The courses are being offered throughout South Carolina by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the University of Georgia.
An initiative in Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) to promote the development of entrepreneurial ideas and skills, the Cultivate.CAFLS Showdown was held April 10 at the Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium. It featured seven teams presenting their projects with the winning team taking home $2,000 to be used to further advance their project.
Now in its seventh year, the S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge aims to raise student interest in science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM subjects — and allow them to experience various STEM disciplines while competing against other students in the state.
Students from Clemson University’s school of College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) were awarded scholarships at the annual South Carolina Green Industry Association (SCGIA) Conference Oyster Dinner in January. Two students also gave presentations on their internship experiences. Clemson students Angel Werth, Seth Hartley and Payton Davis were awarded the scholarships based on […]
The horticulture program teams from Clemson Cooperative Extension Service and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Auburn University came together recently to open up their respective playbooks for a two-day joint team meeting on Clemson’s campus.
The 19 members of the Clemson University Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative program got the chance to give back in the Columbia community recently at Harvest Hope Food Bank. Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative aims to groom the next generation of Clemson Cooperative Extension leaders.
Aimed at teaching women farm management skills in a relaxed setting, Annie’s Project is coming back to South Carolina for an eighth year to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. The four-day program offered by Clemson Cooperative Extension is set for May 14-17 in Hartsville.
In collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Forest Service, a Clemson University assistant professor is leading a research team to better understand how coyotes are affecting deer in the state’s Piedmont region and inform management practices to conserve its deer population for future generations of hunters.