Louisville, KY – Agribusiness students of the Clemson Agribusiness Association gave a strong performance at this year’s Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) academic bowl, held February 1-4 at the organization’s annual meeting. One student, Addie Stone, brought home the first-place prize for the Clemson association after competing in the winning team. The program disperses a […]
Clemson, S.C. – The Clemson Cooperative University Extension Service announced that all 46 of its county offices will be closed to the public beginning March 18. The unprecedented step was taken out of an abundance of caution for the health and wellbeing of clients, agents and staff and to slow the potential spread of the […]
Five Clemson students have won 2020 South Carolina Green Industry Association (SCGIA) scholarships for their outstanding academic performance in horticulture, turfgrass, and plant and environmental sciences. The SCGIA, also known as SC Green, is a state-wide, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the professionalism of South Carolina’s green industry through educational opportunities, trade shows, and scholarships. […]
Clemson — According to a 2019 report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the average two-bedroom apartment is unaffordable to minimum wage earners. A low-income worker would need more than three full-time jobs to pay their rent without a roommate and would need to work an average of 52 hours per week. Frances Schueren, […]
Austin, TX – Sarah Holladay, an agronomy student in Clemson’s Plant and Environmental Science department, placed first in the graduate student competition at the Cotton Improvement Conference, one of the ten Cotton Beltline Conferences that were held on Jan. 8-10, 2020. Holladay’s oral presentation was titled “Identifying Accessions and Management Practices for the Production of […]
The future of packaging is sustainability, according to one Clemson senior who just returned from a two-rotation co-op with Amcor, the largest flexible packaging producer in the world. Ryan Nielson, a packaging science student from Charleston with an emphasis in materials, joined the leading industry’s research team in Neenah, WI from May to December 2019. […]
San Antonio, Texas – Three graduate students from Clemson University recently won accolades for their outstanding research presentations at the American Society of Agronomy-Crop Science Society of America-Soil Science Society of America (ASA-CSSA-SSSA) International Annual Meeting. The students and their professors attended the four-day meeting from Nov. 10-13, and students of the Department of Plant […]
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, there will be an average of 57,900 new jobs in the agriculture industry each year between 2015 and 2020, but U.S. agricultural colleges will produce only 35,400 new graduates. That means there will be a deficit of more than 22,500 qualified graduates in an industry that is […]
Des Moines, Iowa — New technologies in the areas of cellular agriculture, digital agriculture, food processing and safety, gene technology, health and waste reduction all have the potential to transform food systems –– however, they can only do so through cooperation on a global scale. That’s why world leaders and agriculture experts from across the […]
Two Clemson University scientists who are prominent members of the global agricultural research community will play key roles in a new Feed the Future laboratory focused on tackling the global challenges of climate change, poverty and food security. Stephen Kresovich, the Robert and Lois Coker Trustees Endowed Chair of Genetics in Clemson’s plant and environmental sciences department, has been named director of the laboratory, and Dil Thavarajah, Clemson associate professor of pulse crop quality and nutrition, will co-lead the lab’s trait analysis team.
Dairy farmers, legislators, animal scientists and Cooperative Extension agents gathered at Clemson University's LaMaster Dairy Farm to watch a demonstration of the newly installed robotic milking system.
Peanut farming plays a significant role in the South Carolina economy. The state is one of the largest peanut producing states in the US –– and is projected to produce over 217 million pounds by the end of the growing year. Disease can have a devastating impact on peanut productivity and disease management is one […]
CLEMSON — Climate change and soil degradation are presenting unprecedented challenges to food productivity by placing significant stress on crop roots. In response, plant scientists are researching and developing new theories on the role of roots in healthy crops in an attempt to meet the food demands of a world population that is expected to […]
Clemson University Horticulture undergraduate students did not let the end of the school year deter them from continuing to learn and gain experience in the field. Many participated in summer internships which broadened their horizons and provided hands-on opportunities to explore potential careers through experiential learning. Through their involvement in programs across the U.S. and […]
Clemson University Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a new statewide educational program designed to prepare family forest matriarchs for the reality that they could someday be left to make management decisions about their forestland.