CLEMSON — Clemson University has promoted Brian Callahan to associate director of Extension, which provides technology transfer to residents of all 46 counties in the state.

Callahan has served as assistant director of Extension field operations since 2009, providing leadership in program planning, accountability, staffing and client service. Before that, he was lead agent for Clemson Extension in Pickens County, providing educational programming in agriculture and natural resources.

Brian Callahan

Brian Callahan
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In his new role, Callahan will add budgetary responsibilities and play a larger role in crafting the future of Clemson Extension. He’ll also serve as director of field operations.

“Dr. Callahan has been a wonderful steward to South Carolina’s farming community. His hard work, loyalty and dedication have been noticed,” said Extension Director Tom Dobbins. “Clemson Extension has a rich history and a bright future, and I want to congratulate Brian on his promotion with this great organization.”

Clemson Extension educators equip South Carolina farmers with the latest in agricultural technologies and practices to boost productivity and profitability. Extension programming also includes forestry, water resources, food safety and nutrition, and economic development, as well as the popular 4-H program that provides hands-on training in agriculture, science and workforce preparation to schoolchildren throughout South Carolina.

Clemson Extension agents are located in all 46 counties and at the university’s research and education centers in Columbia, Charleston, Georgetown, Florence and Blackville.

“I am excited and honored to help advance Clemson Extension as it touches lives and businesses across the state,” Callahan said.

Callahan earned his Bachelor of Science in agronomy and his Master of Agricultural Education from Clemson University. He received his doctorate in education, specializing in human resource development in Extension, from Clemson in 2005.