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    Clemson Extension workshops offer tools for farm transfer planning

    February 14, 2019

    Clemson Extension, in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau and support from a U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant through the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, will be holding a series of Farm Transfer Workshops across the state from February until April.

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    Clemson Extension announces 2019 Forestry Focus program

    February 12, 2019

    Registration is open for a Clemson Cooperative Extension forestry program aimed at providing education for both landowners and professional foresters. On Saturday, March 9, the Newberry County Forestry Association will host its 17th biennial Forestry Focus program from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Piedmont Technical College’s Newberry County Campus, 1922 Wilson Road, Newberry.

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    Clemson Extension webinars connect landowners with Southeast forestry experts

    January 28, 2019

    Clemson Extension is partnering on a program to equip South Carolina landowners with the knowledge to manage their woodlands by connecting them with forestry experts from across the Southeast via locally based webinar sessions.

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    Digging into South Carolina’s most pressing problems, Clemson PSA is yielding solutions

    January 25, 2019

    CLEMSON — Agriculture does more than feed South Carolina’s residents. It enriches the state’s economy. It encompasses an impressive 4.5 million acres, 25,000 farms, and it represents a $41.7 billion annual economic impact. And Clemson University — from its 17,500-acre Experimental Forest to its half dozen research labs that span the state — is South […]

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    Clemson Extension partnering on Resource Rodeo for S.C. farmers

    January 23, 2019

    The Clemson Extension Agribusiness Team is partnering on an event aimed at offering a plethora of resources and programming to help South Carolina farmers succeed. The 2019 S.C. Farmer Resource Rodeo is set for Feb. 7 at the River Center at Saluda Shoals in Columbia.

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    Clemson’s Sandhill REC expanding research, educational programs

    January 22, 2019

    While the needs of the agriculture industry in South Carolina have changed significantly in the 92 years since the gates opened at the Sandhill Research and Education Center, its mission of meeting those needs has never wavered. Since it was established in 1926, its research efforts have evolved and expanded to continue to support the state’s $41.7 billion agribusiness industry.

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    Clemson seeks funding to keep SC farmers competitive nationally and globally

    January 18, 2019

    In a hearing before a House subcommittee Wednesday, Clemson Public Service and Agriculture and university officials requested state investments in programs and facilities to help conserve South Carolina’s water resources, keep its farmers nationally and internationally competitive, and support prosperous and healthy families.

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    Clemson agricultural education professor recognized with national award

    January 16, 2019

    Clemson University Professor Phil Fravel, a faculty member in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, was one of only six regional recipients of the National Association of Agricultural Educators Teacher Mentor Award, given at the NAAE annual convention in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 29, 2018.

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    Registration open for 2019 S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge

    January 15, 2019

    Registration is open for the 2019 S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia.

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    Clemson’s Agricultural Education program celebrates century of staying power

    December 21, 2018

    CLEMSON — As Clemson University celebrated a century of Agricultural Education this year, the current faculty reflected on the anniversary not only as a milestone but also as a reminder of the program’s impact. And that impact doesn’t just extend to their own students at Clemson but is felt exponentially through future generations across the […]

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    Clemson researchers: Trees grow more efficient leaves to compensate for hurricane damage

    December 18, 2018

    When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, ecologists at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science took the opportunity to study how hurricanes affect tropical dry forests in the Caribbean. Doctoral student Tristan Allerton presented findings from the year-long field study Tuesday at the British Ecological Society’s annual conference.

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    Clemson professor J. Drew Lanham to be honored by National Audubon Society

    December 18, 2018

    Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology J. Drew Lanham will be honored by the National Audubon Society with one of its top conservation awards at its annual gala in New York City on Feb. 7, 2019.

  • Clemson scientist working to protect future of rare and popular sportfish

    December 18, 2018

    Due to hybridization with invasive species and habitat degradation, the rare and popular sportfish Bartram’s Bass — a unique species that occurs only in western South Carolina and eastern Georgia — face an uncertain future. Clemson University assistant professor Brandon Peoples is working to change that.

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    Clemson Extension leadership program welcomes inaugural class

    November 27, 2018

    With an eye on grooming the next generation of Clemson Cooperative Extension leaders, the inaugural class of the Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative met for the first time this month at the Sandhill Research and Education Center.

  • Amy Dabbs to oversee Extension school, community garden programs statewide

    November 19, 2018

    Veteran Clemson Cooperative Extension Agent Amy Dabbs has accepted the role of School and Community Gardening Statewide Coordinator after a national search to fill the newly created position for Extension’s horticulture team. Dabbs will coordinate all horticultural aspects of school and community gardening and serve as a resource to all program teams and agents who engage groups of constituents through gardening.