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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 […]
Schools might be closed, but a new program from Clemson Cooperative Extension is helping the learning continue in every South Carolina county, 25 U.S. states and even internationally. The 4-H @ Home program offers free, daily educational activities via email that can be completed using common household materials with lessons designed for elementary, middle and high school students.
To the Clemson Community: These are challenging times unlike anything I have seen in more than 30 years of working in higher education. I know many of you are concerned about your health, and the health of your loved ones – we are, too. In fact, every decision we have made over the past few […]
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 […]
Although not yet found in South Carolina, a new virus has officials on alert and during the 2020 Clemson Spring Vegetable Production Meeting, growers learned what to do if they detect it in their plants.
McKenzie Grace Greene, a junior Agribusiness student at Clemson with a minor in adult extension education, was selected for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Future Leaders in Agriculture Program. The program accepts only 20 undergraduate and 10 graduate students annually to give them unique exposure to policymaking at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum. To […]
Melissa Muñoz, a doctoral student and research assistant with the Plant and Environmental Sciences department at Clemson University, left her mark at the 2019 Siflor International Symposium of Horticulture in Quito, Ecuador, by presenting on her rose crop and Botrytis fungus research for the third consecutive year. The two previous years, Muñoz presented at the […]
Clemson Extension partnered to give away over 260 healthy native trees to replace invasive Bradford pears in the City of Clemson, but the hope is that the seeds of information sown at the event will prove to be equally fruitful.
Perhaps the most dangerous phrase in any industry is “because we’ve always done it this way,” and Clemson University researchers are studying whether a widely accepted management tool for waterfowl is all it’s quacked up to be.
Joseph C. Semsar, acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the International Trade Administration (ITA) and a Clemson alumnus, recently paid a visit to his alma mater as part of an official two-day trip to the Upstate.
It’s March, and Governor Henry McMaster has once again proclaimed Prescribed Fire Awareness Month as a way to bring much needed awareness to the role fire plays in forest management and the protection of lives and property in South Carolina. While sometimes frowned upon, the importance of the use of prescribed fire as a tool […]
With invasive plant species wreaking havoc on American agriculture and natural resources to an estimated tune of $40 billion each year, a pair of workshops offered by Clemson Cooperative Extension in March aim to train landowners and land managers to identify common invasive species and effectively treat them.
This year could be a good year for South Carolina peanut growers, or not, depending on how much cotton is planted in the state.
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. […]
EDGEFIELD – The peach is a sweet summer treat, but it also has enemies galore: insects, fungi and diseases, ready to attack the South’s favorite fruit. During the annual Ridge Peach Producers Meeting in Edgefield, the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service Peach Team briefed peach farmers on the counterattack against these pests, including Armillaria Root […]