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.

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    Cultivate.CAFLS winners aim to connect outdoorsmen with landowners

    January 15, 2021

    The winners of the 2020 Cultivate.CAFLS entrepreneurial contest did so by creating a simple solution to what they recognized as a nationwide problem for outdoorsmen: finding enough private land for hunting and fishing. Knox Duncan and John Hayes won the top prize plus internships to work on the business plan for (AAP), which they […]

  • Extension Agribusiness opens one-stop shop for SC start-up businesses

    January 11, 2021

    Dedicated to enhancing and expanding local food and agricultural businesses in the state, the S.C. Center for Cooperative and Enterprise Development is operated by Clemson University through Clemson Cooperative Extension and funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Cooperative Development Grant.

  • Clemson Extension will free virtual meetings to provide information on growing organic vegetables, tomatoes and peppers, cucurbits and brassicas.

    Clemson Extension to hold food crop production virtual meetings

    January 8, 2021

    It’s a new year and a great time to learn or brush up on practices needed to successfully grow food crops. The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service’s Horticulture Program has several virtual meetings planned to provide information from organic fertility to growing tomatoes and peppers, cucurbits and brassicas. These free meetings will be offered via Zoom. Registration is […]

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    David Beasley to keynote virtual Sonoco FRESH Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit

    January 6, 2021

    Clemson alumnus David Beasley, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme, will be giving the keynote presentation at the inaugural Food, Packaging & Sustainability Summit hosted by Sonoco FRESH at Clemson University. The virtual Summit will take place February 24 – 26, 2021.

  • This cookie that was just dropped on the floor may look okay to eat but the floor may be teeming with microbes that could make you sick.

    Clemson food safety expert describes common habits that can spread diseases and germs

    January 5, 2021

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the importance of avoiding germs at all costs, even if it costs you that perfectly delicious cookie you might have dropped to the floor for a split second. Paul Dawson, a professor in the Clemson University Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences, has […]

  • Clemson Extension’s Southeast Ag Lenders School goes virtual, remains informative

    January 4, 2021

    While COVID-19 safety concerns meant the 37th installment of Clemson Extension’s annual Southeast Ag Lenders School was held virtually for the first time, attendees said the conference still succeeded at making them better informed of the decisions farmers are facing in the coming year.

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    Clemson forest ecologist honored with career achievement award

    January 4, 2021

    William Conner, based at Clemson’s Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science (BICEFS) in Georgetown, S.C., was recently honored with a special Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) 40th Anniversary Award for his high level and sustained contributions to wetland research, practice, education, communication and support to the Society. 

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    Clemson Agribusiness Club wins big amidst pandemic

    December 17, 2020

    Clemson, S.C — The Clemson University Agribusiness Club’s close-knit relationship and hard work propelled them to success despite the coronavirus pandemic. Clemson’s club was recently awarded the Outstanding Club of the Year award from the Agriculture and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), an international non-profit organization that promotes student leadership and professional development. This is the […]

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    Printing, packaging industry shows support for STRIPE, Sonoco Institute’s virtual online print training tool

    December 17, 2020

    All Printing Resources (APR) has become the fifth industry sponsor to support STRIPE, a novel virtual online educational tool for the package printing industry developed by the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University.

  • A Clemson team is studying facemasks to create safer football helmets.

    Clemson researchers use linear impact testing machine to help determine future of football helmet facemasks

    December 16, 2020

    CLEMSON, S.C. – Fall, football and facemasks. While the most talked about facemasks this year are worn to protect people from the COVID-19 virus, Clemson University researchers continue their quest to determine how future designs of football helmet facemasks can help improve these helmets and the overall safety of players. And, they have received a […]

  • Dil Thavarajah and Nathan Johnson

    Clemson researcher says prebiotic carbohydrates key to lentil plant breeding efforts

    December 14, 2020

    A Clemson University doctoral student finds prebiotic carbohydrates found in lentils are beneficial for both human and plant health and should be used to breed for lentil varieties with higher nutritional values.

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    Clemson Ag Outlook Conference offers farmers advice on how to deal with 2020’s black swan

    December 3, 2020

    As most will agree, 2020 has been a trying year but there is hope for the agricultural sector to drive away this black swan event that has spread chaos across the globe and for American farmers to rebound. Black swan events are unpredictable events that have potentially severe consequences. For 2020, the black swan is […]

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    Clemson researchers study robotics to promote better forages, soil management

    December 3, 2020

    Clemson researchers study using robotics to ensure high-quality forage for livestock and better management of soil.

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    Clemson’s relationship with Nemours still going and growing 25 years later

    November 23, 2020

    As the Nemours Wildlife Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, the relationship between Clemson University and Nemours continues going strong and making a major impact on both students and programs. All told, Clemson has placed 25 undergraduate interns and 16 graduate students who have produced nine peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals through Nemours.

  • Clemson packaging science student Gabrien Gillespie.

    Clemson Students attend regional MANNRS conference, one comes back a winner

    November 18, 2020

    Clemson, S.C- The students apart of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANNRS) at Clemson University attended a regional conference that not only tested their knowledge but allowed them to take away professional development skills. The MANNRS Regional Conference, held from Sept. 25-26, was virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because MANNRS hosts […]