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.
CLEMSON — Clemson University ice cream holds sweet memories for Kathleen “Kat” Miller Vinson and now that she lives thousands of miles away, a new online ordering system allows her to continue making memories. Vinson graduated from Clemson in 1981 with a degree in English. She now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and recently ordered ice […]
Clemson’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation and Clemson Extension are working with local and state agencies to create a community-driven watershed plan for the area — a first step toward reducing pollution and improving water quality for the Edisto community.
Lynn Howard of Florence County and Kesha Horton of Chester and Lancaster counties were honored last month during 4-H State Congress with the 2020 Glen Krohn Award for Volunteerism in 4-H, which recognizes outstanding volunteer leadership in 4-H and bears the name of the former assistant director who was well known as a strong believer in volunteers throughout his career.
The University will temporarily waive standardized test scores as a requirement for applicants for the 2021-22 academic year in recognition of the challenges presented to prospective students and their families by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Leaders from Clemson University’s undergraduate and graduate student governments took part in a 90-minute virtual town hall on Wednesday, July 29. Jonathan Gundana (Clemson Undergraduate Student Government President), Hunter Bond (Clemson Undergraduate Senate President) and Kaitlyn Samons (Clemson Graduate Student Government President) were among 70 participants who heard from University leaders on a number of […]
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture and Clemson University's Regulatory Services division are working together to investigate after state residents reported receiving packages of seeds they did not order. Similar reports have been made to agriculture officials across the country. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is collecting reports and coordinating a national investigation.
While her time spent on the university’s campus has been brief, the way Jessica Tipton has used connections within the Clemson family to achieve her educational goals are a shining example of the opportunities that abound for Clemson students beyond the northwest corner of South Carolina.
With NASA set to launch its latest robotic mission to the Red Planet, South Carolina 4-H Youth Development is giving young people a chance to take their own “Journey to Mars” through a program aimed at enhancing computational thinking skills and promoting computer science literacy.
While COVID-19 may have halted in-person activities at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, families can still use information from the Garden as a resource to stay in touch with nature. The South Carolina Botanical Garden has created activities for youth to learn about nature without leaving the safety of home. The Garden staff has created an array of online activities that can be done from the safety of people’s homes. Activities for Families at Home or in the Garden teach about bats, bugs, trees and more.
The S.C. 4-H Pinckney Leadership Conference hosted its first virtual Leadership Roundup last month and will hold another session of workshops July 14-16, aimed at providing a platform for students nationwide to gather and learn how they could continue to lead amidst the current challenges the country faces.
Clemson, South Carolina — Two faculty members from Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences were honored for their teaching excellence by the society of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. Elena Mikhailova, professor of soil science in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, and Michael Vassalos, associate professor of agribusiness […]
Clemson paleontologist studies bird brains for answers to human intelligence.
Clemson researchers have used grant funds from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat obesity in South Carolina since 2018, and work continues to yield positive results despite obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, researchers and health extension agents behind the CDC High-Obesity Program have linked the outreach work of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Bishopville, which connects 25 local churches to aid over 500 families in and around Lee County, with Foodshare SC, a nonprofit organization based in Richland County that provides affordable, fresh food boxes across the state. This collaboration has translated to thousands of pounds of fresh food reaching the tables of food insecure families across the Pee Dee.
Clemson Cooperative Extension has announced registration is open for the South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional program, an online, self-paced certification program that provides high-level horticultural education and training to industry professionals and operators.