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  • 4-H members and agents gather on the Statehouse steps.

    4-H Legislative Day brings together state’s current, future leaders

    March 30, 2020

    More than 350 4-H’ers, family members and Clemson Cooperative Extension agents registered to make the trip to the capital city for South Carolina 4-H Legislative Day on March 10, 2020. The event is an annual opportunity for youth across the state to share their 4-H experiences with lawmakers, and the stories of growth and inspiration are often as unique and diverse as they communities they represent.

  • S.C. 4-H Horse Program team members pose with trophies after national competition.

    South Carolina 4-H’ers excel at All American Quarter Horse Congress

    November 6, 2019

    Five South Carolina 4-H’ers and their coaches brought a bounty — two large trophies and 37 medals — back to the Palmetto State from the largest single breed-horse show in the world as they competed in educational contests at 2019 All American Quarter Horse Congress.

  • 4H leadership class

    State 4-H Congress is a family affair

    September 10, 2019

    South Carolina 4-H’ers make their annual State Congress a family affair — all the way up to Rep. Frank Lever, whose bill creating the Cooperative Extension Service created 4-H clubs in 1914.

  • 4-H and FFA teams pose together with South Carolina state flag at WHEP competition.

    South Carolina youth put wildlife habitat knowledge to test at national competition

    August 14, 2019

    As one of two states in the nation with both a 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) team in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest (WHEP) and with both teams posting stellar scores, South Carolina’s young people made their mark on the national stage after an extended absence. For the first time in more than 20 years, South Carolina had two teams compete in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest at the Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City July 14-17.

  • South Carolina 4-H shooters pose together at competition.

    South Carolina 4-H shooters shine on national stage

    August 8, 2019

    Cameron Huston of Edgefield County nabbed the first High Over All score ever for a South Carolinian at the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships with a near-perfect 99/100 score to take first place in the Shotgun Trap Individual competition.

  • Rick Boyles, a research scientist at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center, talks about how a combination of traditional and advanced plant genetic approaches are being used to determine which grain lines are best adapted to South Carolina and the entire southeastern United States.

    Clemson, collaborators continue efforts to revive ancient southern crops

    May 29, 2019

    FLORENCE – Clemson researchers are working with the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation to revive heirloom grains in South Carolina and renewal of the university’s Small Grains Breeding and Genetics Program is one asset researchers believe will assist in this effort. Rick Boyles, a research scientist at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center […]

  • Miss Clemson speaks to South Carolina youth at the 4-H Engineering Challenge.

    4-H Engineering Challenge helps STEM students find their passions

    April 15, 2019

    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.

  • Group at Legislative Day watches for the State House steps.

    South Carolina youth, lawmakers swap stories of 4-H journeys at Statehouse gathering

    March 20, 2019

    More than 300 4-H’ers, family members and Clemson Cooperative Extension agents made the trip to the South Carolina State House on March 12 for South Carolina 4-H Legislative Day, which gave the youth and adults the chance to meet with their local legislators and share the ways 4-H has impacted their lives.

  • 4-H Engineering Challenge team prepares to compete in Building a Bridge competition.

    Registration open for 2019 S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge

    January 15, 2019

    Registration is open for the 2019 S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia.

  • S.C. 4-H State Teen Council members pose

    South Carolina 4-H’ers give presentation at regional leadership conference

    October 3, 2018

    Six youth leaders from South Carolina 4-H attended and shared some of their leadership skills at a multi-state conference created to bring together teens and adults to empower and inspire them to make a positive change across the South.

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    Clemson partners with SC State University to provide STEM education to at-risk youth

    September 18, 2018

    Clemson University, in partnership with SC State University, has received a five-year, $1.28 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming to at-risk youth in South Carolina.

  • Showing cattle

    Junior Beef Round-Up breeds skills, confidence in 4-H youth

    September 11, 2018

    Confidence was on display by the hundreds at the South Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up. Held each August for 4-H members and their families, the event drew students from throughout South Carolina and neighboring states to Clemson University’s T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena for the three-day weekend event Aug. 3-5.

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    4-H’ers honored for success in program areas

    September 6, 2018

    PENDLETON — The achievements of South Carolina youth who dedicated themselves to specific 4-H program areas such as agriculture/livestock, healthy lifestyles, natural resources and science were recognized at the inaugural South Carolina 4-H Project Awards Luncheon on July 13. Sponsored by the South Carolina Beef Council, South Carolina Pork Board and South Carolina Cattlemen’s Foundation, […]

  • Team with check

    Saluda County 4-H’ers take first place at national seafood cookoff

    August 13, 2018

    A team of Saluda County 4-H’ers went down to the bayou and brought home top honors at this year’s Great American Seafood Cook-Off: 4-H Edition against the largest field in the competition’s history.

  • The 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project teaches South Carolina youth about wildlife habitat management.

    Registration open for 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project for youth

    June 18, 2018

    Registration is under way for the 2018 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project, which gives South Carolina youth a unique opportunity to learn about wildlife habitat management.