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  • Grain sorghum grows in a field during commercial trials.

    Clemson-based project aims to transform Southeastern feed grain industry

    November 13, 2018

    A concept born out of research from Clemson University’s Advanced Plant Technology (APT) Program is taking shape as a company that seeks to revolutionize regional agriculture by building a feed grain pipeline through the Southeast. The company, Carolina Seed Systems, is working to address a lack of feed grain hybrid crop development and a regional feed shortage by creating a grower-focused company to take advantage of South Carolina’s unique environment to maximize crop productivity.

  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tours Clemson, cites university’s role in future of ag

    November 9, 2018

    Declaring America’s agricultural future “bright and prosperous,” United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue cited the vital role of land-grant universities such as Clemson University in sustaining that momentum during a visit to the campus Friday.

  • Yon family poses

    Clemson alumnus Kevin Yon named Southeast’s top farmer

    October 29, 2018

    On the same day Kevin Yon’s first grandchild came home from the hospital to the family farm in Ridge Spring, he was named the 2018 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year, becoming the first Clemson University alumnus and only the third South Carolinian in the 29-year history of the award to do so.

  • People at pond

    Clemson to hold Lowcountry stormwater pond management conference

    October 25, 2018

    Clemson Cooperative Extension and partners are holding a conference to give the latest information, resources and tools on stormwater pond management for the Lowcountry community on Nov. 14 at Trident Technical College in Charleston.

  • Allen speaks

    S.C. lawmakers call for further understanding of state’s water resources

    October 18, 2018

    South Carolina lawmakers stressed to a gathering of water experts Thursday the importance of continuing to develop better understanding of the state’s water resources to meet the demands of a growing population and manage the impact of increasingly frequent extreme weather events.

  • Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative logo

    New Clemson Extension initiative seeks to sustain leadership for future generations

    October 18, 2018

    Aiming to sustain the guidance and vision necessary to fulfill its mission, Clemson Cooperative Extension has created a new professional development opportunity for personnel dedicated to doing just that. The Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative seeks to provide opportunities for personal growth and career development, enhance leaders’ roles at a higher level of excellence, bolster cohesion and team building among leaders, promote and practice interpersonal skills, and provide tools and skills to enhance leadership.

  • Sawyer speaks

    Clemson leading effort to take stock of state’s water resources

    October 18, 2018

    With water being vital to the well-being of both South Carolina’s citizens and its largest industry — agriculture — Clemson University is leading the way in taking stock of the state’s water resources. The biennial South Carolina Water Resources Conference in Columbia brings together state, federal, industry and university water experts to prepare for and meet the growing challenge of providing water resources to sustain and grow South Carolina’s economy, while preserving its natural resources.

  • Grass

    Extension offering workshop for landscape pros on smart fertilization, soil improvement

    October 11, 2018

    Clemson Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop designed to help green industry professionals better manage landscapes through smart fertilization and soil improvement on Nov. 7 at the Horry County Extension Office located at 1949 Industrial Park Road in Conway.

  • Predatory mite

    Clemson researcher studying ways to pit good mites vs. bad to reduce crop damage

    October 10, 2018

    An entomologist at Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to further her work in understanding how predatory mites can be used to protect South Carolina crops from pests.

  • S.C. 4-H State Teen Council members pose

    South Carolina 4-H’ers give presentation at regional leadership conference

    October 3, 2018

    Six youth leaders from South Carolina 4-H attended and shared some of their leadership skills at a multi-state conference created to bring together teens and adults to empower and inspire them to make a positive change across the South.

  • Due to flooding, a significant portion of the hay in the Pee Dee region and other portions of the lower state has been sitting under water.

    Clemson Extension offering resources to help farmers who need hay after storm

    October 1, 2018

    With widespread flooding in eastern South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Clemson University Cooperative Extension is offering resources to help meet hay needs of the state’s livestock producers, both in the short term and throughout the winter.

  • Mountain view

    Despite Florence, Carolinas on track for ‘fantastic’ fall color season

    September 21, 2018

    As some sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened for the first time after being cleared from Hurricane Florence, there was little to suggest the storm would put a damper on a vibrant fall color season in the southern Appalachians. While above average rainfall over the summer months and warm temperatures continuing well into September could delay the display slightly, Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan reported few signs Florence should hinder an abundance of autumn hues.

  • Irrigation water

    Clemson research dollars support breakthroughs in water conservation, crop production

    September 12, 2018

    Scientists in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and the university’s Public Service and Agriculture division were awarded more than $17 million in research grants during the 2018 fiscal year from an array of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several South Carolina commodity boards.

  • Flooding

    Clemson Extension offers advice on preparing wells for potential flooding

    September 11, 2018

    With flooding possible in the path of Hurricane Florence, Clemson Extension is advising South Carolina residents who rely on drinking well water to take action to better prepare their wells, even as they are making plans to evacuate.

  • Clemson Extension logo

    Clemson Extension partnering on new agribusiness curriculum program

    September 11, 2018

    Clemson Cooperative Extension is teaming up with the S.C. Department of Agriculture on a program geared toward bolstering the state’s largest industry by arming budding agribusiness innovators with the business skills they need to succeed.