The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences provides unified education, research and public service in the grand challenges of global food supply and safety, human and animal nutrition, agricultural systems efficiency, environmental conservation, sustainable packaging and renewable resources.
Not long ago, Zachary Brenton was the driving force behind the wheel of his stick-shift Nissan truck as he became quite familiar with the Interstate 95 corridor — and the other interstates that crisscross South Carolina’s midsection — thanks to many, many road trips between Clemson and Florence in the name of higher education and […]
Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training through a public service program offered by Clemson University. The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 statewide program.
With 2019 coming to a close, we want to take a moment to celebrate the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who have made Clemson University such a special place. Whether it’s in the lab, the classroom or on the field, people are the heart of our institution and the reason why Clemson has grown to become an institution recognized for excellence.
SANTEE – Given increased acres and a return to trend yields, agricultural economists say the corn outlook for 2020 is for a potential bumper crop that could drive down market prices while creating huge stockpiles that could take years to reduce. This could create headaches for many. But about 200 farmers who attended Clemson University […]
December graduates from Clemson University’s student veteran population were honored Wednesday afternoon in an annual “Hail and Farewell” ceremony inside the Hendrix Student Center. Nine students were presented red, white and blue cords to place over their graduation gear. The graduates also received a letter from President Jim Clements and a special challenge coin featuring […]
CLEMSON – ’Tis the season to be jolly, but a Clemson University researcher says don’t forget holiday festivities can be stressful and even deadly for some animals. Ahmed Ali, an assistant professor of animal behavior and welfare in the Clemson Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department and a veterinarian, said holidays can be an extremely stressful […]
CLEMSON – Max Wunsche is a student who knows the advantages of having a Plan B. Whether that’s converting his packaging science degree into admission to veterinary school or using a football-throwing challenge to help pay for his dreams. Wunsche, a Clemson University honors student from Ravenel, recently earned $25,000 in the Dr Pepper Tuition […]
Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) recently held its annual event with building industry stakeholders to celebrate 2019 successes and new membership. Hosted at the new Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) facility on Dec. 11, the event featured a ‘mass timber tour’ showcasing CORE’s beautifully exposed mass timber components – namely, two-story […]
PAWLEYS ISLAND — South Carolina agribusinesses can get their ducks in a row for a successful 2020 during an intensive program from Clemson Cooperative Extension aimed at helping farm operators write a marketing and risk management plan for the upcoming year. The 21st Annual Executive Marketing Seminar: Developing a Marketing Plan is a three-day seminar set […]
Uncertainty over weather, trade policy and prices are making earning a living an increasingly tough row to hoe for South Carolina’s farmers, but Clemson Extension’s agribusiness experts said at the fourth annual South Carolina Ag Outlook Conference on Nov. 15 that possibilities for growth and market expansion also exist.
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 […]
Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences has established a new program, Land-Grant Local, that will enhance economic, social and health outcomes in South Carolina by more fully integrating the work of local farms into Clemson University. The program’s immediate goal is to factor foods from local farms into the Clemson environment, but college leadership are already shaping future curriculum and research centered on food systems that stress solutions for food insecurity and hunger across the state.
CLEMSON – When Daniel Hanks hopped on his bicycle to ride from Clemson to Edisto Island on the South Carolina coast, it wasn’t just for pleasure – if riding 279 miles in four days could be considered pleasurable. It gave him a chance to see South Carolina’s varied landscapes up close and provide a perspective […]
Five South Carolina 4-H’ers and their coaches brought a bounty — two large trophies and 37 medals — back to the Palmetto State from the largest single breed-horse show in the world as they competed in educational contests at 2019 All American Quarter Horse Congress.