COVID-19 Updates and Resources

College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

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.


  • A Clemson doctoral candidate is studying feather coloration and evolution to help advance more realistic computer graphics.

    Clemson doctoral candidate studies dinosaur feathers to advance computer graphics

    September 28, 2020

    A Clemson University doctoral candidate is studying dinosaur feathers to help understand the evolution from dinosaurs to the birds of today in hopes of advancing modern-day computer-graphics and inspiring future generations.

  • Soil moisture sensor

    Clemson researchers developing technologies to improve agricultural water-use efficiency

    September 21, 2020

    Researchers from the Clemson University Edisto REC are working on projects they believe will help South Carolina farmers conserve water and save money.

  • Small grain crops grow in field

    Clemson rejoins forces with collaborative group to kick-start small grains program

    September 21, 2020

    A partnership with a cohort of Southeastern land-grant research universities is helping Clemson clear a major hurdle toward reviving its small grains breeding program: gathering the material to get started. The Southeastern University Small Grains Cooperative Breeding Program (SunGrains) brings together programs from member universities across the region to maximize funding and research opportunities and share resources and royalties.

  • South Carolina Botanical Garden Visitors Center

    Interim leadership to manage South Carolina Botanical Garden

    September 16, 2020

    Clemson, S.C. — The South Carolina Botanical Garden will be under interim leadership beginning Oct. 1. George Askew, vice-president of Clemson University Public Service and Agriculture, will serve as garden administrator until a new permanent director can be hired. Current garden operations, modified due to COVID-19, will remain unchanged, Askew said. The change comes after […]

  • A Clemson student types on a laptop inside a classroom

    Fall 2020 Study Space Locations and Capacities

    September 16, 2020

    The resumption of in-person instruction is set for Monday, Sept. 21. As students adjust to new routines and physical distancing measures that have been put in place throughout campus, the availability of study space is naturally one of the most pressing topics. Study space capacities have been altered because of the need to reduce density […]

  • Participants will learn how to can Cranberry Apple Preserves during Clemson Extension's online canning seminar Sept. 30.

    Clemson Extension announces virtual canning workshop

    September 14, 2020

    It’s canning season and to help South Carolina residents learn how to safely preserve and store food, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service agents are holding a virtual canning workshop.

  • Headshot or Caterra Heard-Tate on ag quad.

    New president of Clemson MANRRS promotes diversity within College of Agriculture

    September 10, 2020

    CLEMSON – Caterra Heard-Tate, a senior nutrition major from Anderson has been named president of the Clemson University chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) for the 2020-21 academic year. MANRRS’ mission is to promote academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. To do […]

  • S.C. Strawberry Grower Meeting and others held virtually

    September 9, 2020

    LEXINGTON – In-person meetings may not be allowed in today’s COVID-19 world, but a Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service agent continues to work to provide valuable information for South Carolina strawberry growers. Justin Ballew, a Clemson commercial horticulture agent for Lexington and Saluda counties, said this year’s South Carolina Strawberry Grower Meeting will be held […]

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    USDA grant will support Clemson team’s quest to modernize the teaching of soil science

    September 7, 2020

    Clemson, S.C. – A team at Clemson University is working to innovate how agricultural colleges incorporate technology into classes fundamental to the educational success of their students. Elena Mikhailova and Christopher Post, professors in Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, were awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture Higher Education Challenge grant for their […]

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    Clemson names Petty chair of forestry and environmental conservation

    September 7, 2020

    Having watched from the periphery as Clemson established itself as an exceptional land-grant institution on the national stage, Todd Petty says the opportunity to lead its Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC) to the next level — that of a world-class research university — was one he could not pass up.

  • Vincent Richards, left, and Hai Xiao

    Clemson announces Researchers of the Year

    September 1, 2020

    An engineer who has earned six patents in six years and a geneticist developing strategies to prevent tooth decay were named Researchers of the Year at Clemson University.

  • Researchers work with rainfall simulator

    Clemson study: Prescribed fire doesn’t hinder forests from producing clean water

    August 31, 2020

    A new study by Clemson University researchers lends further credence to the effectiveness of prescribed fire as a forest management tool that does not adversely impact ecosystem health by increasing sediment or nutrient runoff.

  • SC Botanical Garden 2020 Plant Sale Catalog. (Click on image to access catalog.)

    SC Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale online this year

    August 31, 2020

    CLEMSON – For the first time ever, the South Carolina Botanical Garden is holding its fall plant sale completely online this year. Misty Shealy, nursery manager, said orders can be placed Sept. 7-25 online. “We want to keep everyone safe from COVID-19,” Shealy said. “The only way people can buy plants this year is to […]

  • Clemson fall field days will be online in 2020

    August 19, 2020

    Clemson University Research and Education Centers (RECs) will hold their first-ever Virtual Fall Field Days this year to inform the public of important research while protecting people from COVID-19.

  • Keomba McNeely is the first Clemson student to earn the add-on certificate in agricultural education.

    Clemson offers new Agricultural Education teaching certificate

    August 18, 2020

    CLEMSON – Agricultural Education teachers are in high demand and Clemson University adds a new post baccalaureate certificate program that can help fill this need. The program is an add-on certificate in Agricultural Education that compliments most bachelor degree programs offered in the Clemson College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. This certificate requires an additional […]