Cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial innovation are two reasons agriculture remains South Carolina’s top economic sector. To highlight that fact, a group of Clemson University administrators, professors and staff will be taking a statewide tour of agricultural research centers and industries May 20-24, and the public is invited to follow along through social media.
CLEMSON – Clemson turfgrass specialist Bert McCarty is joining researchers across the United States to lay waste to turfgrass enemy Poa annua, commonly called Poa, while he grooms the next generation of turfgrass experts. McCarty is part of a group embarking on a $5.6 million USDA project to determine how to limit the impacts of […]
You can't stop the rain. But there are some tried-and-true ways of managing its effects on the pasture your livestock depend on.
BLACKVILLE – The agricultural community is one big family and when Nebraska farmers and ranchers were hit by devastating floods, staff at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center (EREC) and the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers program decided they needed to take action. So, they sent more than 140 800-pound round […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided funding for a series of tree cleanup and chainsaw safety courses aimed at training hundreds of first responders and others how to properly deal with downed trees and safely manage their chainsaw use. The courses are being offered throughout South Carolina by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the University of Georgia.
Clemson Cooperative Extension experts are holding a workshop in the Upstate to show South Carolina forest landowners how they can create a new revenue stream and help combat climate change by participating in the carbon market.
Created in the 1960s to promote health among the nation's most vulnerable — low-resource families with children — the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) teaches participants how to budget their food dollars to increase food security and diet quality. By addressing barriers to health and healthy eating, the program helps people gain the knowledge and, most importantly, the desire to adopt a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle.
Now in its seventh year, the S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge aims to raise student interest in science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM subjects — and allow them to experience various STEM disciplines while competing against other students in the state.
CLEMSON – Poa annua and spring dead spot strike fear in turfgrass managers, but Clemson University specialists are ready to help quell any fears by offering research-based advice on how to control these golfing adversaries. Clemson will have its annual Poa Control Field Day on April 23. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Walker Golf […]
FLORENCE – South Carolina’s heat and humidity are threatening to destroy a mainstay on southern supper tables, but a Clemson researcher believes he can help save the traditional southern dish. Butterbeans, also known as lima beans, have been served up on South Carolina plates for more than 100 years. These beans come in speckled and […]
The horticulture program teams from Clemson Cooperative Extension Service and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Auburn University came together recently to open up their respective playbooks for a two-day joint team meeting on Clemson’s campus.
The 19 members of the Clemson University Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative program got the chance to give back in the Columbia community recently at Harvest Hope Food Bank. Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative aims to groom the next generation of Clemson Cooperative Extension leaders.
Gardeners, homeowners and others preparing to plant flowers this spring have an opportunity to buy local plants grown in high-tech greenhouses and cultivated by Clemson University horticulture students and professors. The annual Clemson Horticulture Student Plant Sale is Friday, April 5.
Aimed at teaching women farm management skills in a relaxed setting, Annie’s Project is coming back to South Carolina for an eighth year to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. The four-day program offered by Clemson Cooperative Extension is set for May 14-17 in Hartsville.
Fourteen students in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) received seed funding that will allow them to pursue research in areas such as agricultural education, coastal conservation, livestock breeding and crop pest damage. The students are the first to participate in a new undergraduate research initiative designed to develop their critical […]