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  • Team with check

    Saluda County 4-H’ers take first place at national seafood cookoff

    August 13, 2018

    A team of Saluda County 4-H’ers went down to the bayou and brought home top honors at this year’s Great American Seafood Cook-Off: 4-H Edition against the largest field in the competition’s history.

  • Presidential Tray winners

    Leadership, dedication recognized at State 4-H Congress

    July 25, 2018

    More than 200 young people, family members, Clemson Extension agents and volunteers gathered for South Carolina State 4-H Congress, which ran from July 11-14 at Clemson University and was highlighted by activities, assemblies, day trips, workshops and more.

  • Customer shops at produce vendor

    Clemson Extension helping agribusiness thrive in state’s Freshwater Coast region

    July 12, 2018

    A partnership between Clemson Extension and the Freshwater Coast Community Foundation has helped bolster agribusiness, launch businesses and provide continuing education support to help them succeed in the Freshwater Coast region of Abbeville County, McCormick County and the Starr-Iva area of Anderson.

  • O'Halloran climbing tower

    120-foot tower in coastal forest adding to understanding of global climate change

    July 2, 2018

    The pines and the climate are talking to each other on Hobcaw Barony, and Clemson University scientist Thomas O’Halloran is using a 120-foot tower to eavesdrop on their “conversations.” Eddy covariance, or eddy flux, is an atmospheric measuring technique and statistical method used to determine exchange rates of trace gases over natural ecosystems — in this case, the longleaf pine forest at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Sciences.

  • Cloninger on bench

    Passion for packaging led Clemson alumna to key role at Burt’s Bees

    June 29, 2018

    The right fit is always a primary concern in packaging design, and that’s something Burt’s Bees R&D Group Manager for Cosmetics Innovation Courtney Cloninger has had a knack for finding in her own life. Having grown up in a “house divided” — her father is a Clemson University alumni; her mother opted for in-state athletics […]

  • Cattle

    Garrison Arena to host two-day beef Stockmanship and Stewardship event

    June 26, 2018

    Clemson Cooperative Extension is bringing a unique educational experience focused on the latest beef industry updates and best management practices for successful cattle operations to the T. Ed Garrison Arena on Aug. 24-25.

  • Clemson alumnus Kevin Yon named 2018 SC Farmer of the Year

    June 6, 2018

    Clemson alumnus Kevin Yon has been named the South Carolina state winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. He joins nine other individual winners as finalists for the overall award that will be announced in October at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.

  • Students in garden

    Clemson Extension’s school garden training growing strong

    June 4, 2018

    Clemson Extension’s School Gardening for South Carolina Educators training program began in the Charleston area in 2012 and has since taken root in 16 counties and sprouted into 147 school gardens across the state.

  • With a lake in the foreground, a house is seen nestled in the trees on the right.

    Baruch Institute announces seminar series on coastal research

    May 22, 2018

    GEORGETOWN — There are more than a few stories to tell from a half-century of research at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, and Clemson University scientists will soon be sharing some of them with a Lowcountry audience. As it continues to celebrate 50 years of research on South Carolina’s coastal plain, Clemson’s […]

  • Boats in water

    Clemson, ASPCA partner for floodwater animal rescue training

    May 8, 2018

    Coordinated by Clemson Livestock Poultry Health, the South Carolina Veterinary Reserve Corps partnered with the ASPCA to hold Small Animal Slackwater Rescue training on April 24-25 at Hickory Knob State Park.

  • Elizabeth Elmore in greenhouse

    Graduating senior set to become ‘world-traveling gardener’

    May 7, 2018

    CLEMSON, S.C. — Elizabeth Elmore once believed she didn’t have a knack for growing plants. As it turns out, her talent just needed some time to germinate. “I didn’t have a green thumb when I was younger. When my parents would go out of town, they would say, ‘Water the plants for us.’ And they […]

  • Spring concert series returns to South Carolina Botanical Garden

    April 27, 2018

    Beginning in May, the South Carolina Botanical Garden will play host to “Music in the Garden,” featuring free live music from some of the region’s top musical acts on Tuesdays and Fridays.

  • Kids with rocket

    4-H Engineering Challenge showcases state’s STEM-savvy students

    April 26, 2018

    The 2018 South Carolina 4-H Engineering Challenge, aimed at raising student interest in science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM subjects — played host to 179 students from across the state on April 14 at the Midlands Technical College Airport Campus.

  • Clemson University scientist selected to send cotton research into space

    April 23, 2018

    A Clemson University scientist is sending his research on the cotton genome into outer space after being selected as a winner in the Cotton Sustainability Challenge. Christopher Saski, associate professor in the plant and environmental sciences department, is the principal investigator on a project that seeks to explore the cotton genome and how it reacts in microgravity and normal gravity.

  • 4-H calls on alumni to ‘Raise Your Hand’ to support kids

    April 19, 2018

    As part of the Raise Your Hand campaign, which runs through May 15, 2018, 4-H is asking its supporters in South Carolina to ‘Raise Your Hand’ to help kids in the community by providing the hands-on learning that only 4-H provides.