According to the United States Department of Agriculture, there will be an average of 57,900 new jobs in the agriculture industry each year between 2015 and 2020, but U.S. agricultural colleges will produce only 35,400 new graduates. That means there will be a deficit of more than 22,500 qualified graduates in an industry that is […]
Clemson University’s main campus covers some 17,000 acres, but the Tiger paw also adorns dozens of satellite campuses and research centers placed across the entire expanse of South Carolina. One of those orange dots on the map is the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic in Pendleton, which is where you’ll find diagnostician and manager Meg […]
At a South Carolina FFA convention, it's easy to see what's etched into the character of FFA members, even if it's not stitched with gold thread into the blue corduroy fabric of their well-known jackets.
CLEMSON — Every impactful industry has influential leaders. Tech or retail, manufacturing or finance, service or hospitality, all require nimble, networked, principled visionaries. These individuals are people at the top of their games, who are passionate about shaping the future of their industries. Now, Clemson University has created a program to help identify and cultivate […]
The College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) is currently accepting applications for funding for the 2019-2020 CAFLS Undergraduate Research Initiative. Applications are open to individual undergraduate students working under the mentorship of a CAFLS faculty member, and those chosen will receive $500 for their mentors to use for research expenses. Jean Bertrand, associate […]
CLEMSON –Agriscience teachers from all over the United States met at Clemson University to STEM it UP! for floriculture education at a professional development conference focused on teaching them everything they need to know to get their floriculture curriculum in full bloom. The teachers were part of the first-ever STEM it UP! conference, sponsored by […]
Clemson University’s blue cheese has made its mark in the cheesiest state of them all. Clemson’s blue cheese placed fourth in the 2019 United States Championship Cheese Contest held in Wisconsin.
Clemson Extension and South Carolina Department of Agriculture prepare S.C. produce growers for federal inspections.
Clemson researchers report South Carolina peaches appear to have survived the recent cold snap, but growers shouldn’t let down their guard just yet. To help South Carolina peach growers produce bountiful yields, the Peach Team and Cooperative Extension Service agents met with growers during the 2019 Ridge Peach Producers meeting to provide growers with the latest, research-based information.
It’s almost spring and South Carolina residents planning to spruce up their gardens should look to the South Carolina Botanical Garden for just what they need. The Botanical Garden Spring 2019 Plant Sale will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 5, for Friends of the Garden and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays April 6 and 20, for the public.
CLEMSON, South Carolina – As gloomy clouds slinked away and sunlight filled the sky, spirits were bright Wednesday afternoon on Clemson’s main campus when a living slice of history found a new home in an epicenter of scientific achievement. A public ceremony marked the planting of a direct descendant of the Newton Apple Tree in […]
Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences has named Paula Agudelo associate dean of research and Experiment Station director. Agudelo, a nematologist and professor of plant pathology in Clemson’s plant and environmental sciences department, was named to the position after a national search.
Keith Belli was named dean of Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Sept. 1, 2018. Belli became dean of CAFLS shortly after the college was reorganized to include Cooperative Extension and the university’s six Research and Education Centers, collectively known as the Clemson Experiment Station. The goal of the reorganization is to put CAFLS on the same organizational footing as other top agricultural colleges and allow it to act even more efficiently and effectively in preparing students to become leaders in their chosen careers and in continuing to perform research and Extension that helps South Carolina citizens lead healthy and prosperous lives. The reorganization also gives CAFLS an integrated statewide footprint. The following is an interview with Belli about opportunities and challenges the reorganization presents, his goals for CAFLS and his favorite movie.
Students from Clemson University’s Agribusiness Club left their mark on the nation’s capital when they placed fourth in the Student Section of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s (SS-AAEA) national academic bowl Aug. 5-7. SS-AAEA, founded in 1987, comprises of undergraduate students from across the United States and Canada to promote student leadership and professional development. […]
Fall is approaching, and soon apple-picking season will be upon us. Thankfully, students from the Clemson University Agricultural Robotics and Automation Club (CARA) have designed a miniature apple-picking robot that might one day lead to a more efficient way to harvest the beloved fall fruit. Clemson’s mini-robot won third place on an international apple-picking simulation […]