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  • Clemson professors earn national agricultural teaching awards

    July 7, 2020

    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 […]

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    Despite campus closure, Clemson agriculture students continue research competition

    May 20, 2020

    CLEMSON – Despite the closure of campus due to COVID-19, the annual Undergraduate Research Initiative Symposium competition in the Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences continued as planned – just under a different format. The initiative began in 2018 to give students a chance to conduct research under the guidance of faculty […]

  • To the CAFLS Class of 2020

    May 7, 2020

    During your time in CAFLS, you proved your excellence and showed your mettle by winning regional agribusiness competitions, national leadership awards, national research poster and presentation awards, national packaging science awards, and soil judging competitions. You spent your summers on amazing internships. You took cross-country bicycle trips to raise money for affordable housing, started a foundation to match shelter dogs with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and cultivated and harvested deer corn that you sold to raise money for wounded soldiers.

  • Advisor Michael Vassalos (left) with the winning Clemson Agribusiness team

    Clemson agribusiness students climb to first place at regional academic competition

    March 24, 2020

    Louisville, KY – Agribusiness students of the Clemson Agribusiness Association gave a strong performance at this year’s Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) academic bowl, held February 1-4 at the organization’s annual meeting. One student, Addie Stone, brought home the first-place prize for the Clemson association after competing in the winning team. The program disperses a […]

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    Clemson Agribusiness student earns spot in exclusive USDA leadership program

    March 12, 2020

    McKenzie Grace Greene, a junior Agribusiness student at Clemson with a minor in adult extension education, was selected for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Future Leaders in Agriculture Program. The program accepts only 20 undergraduate and 10 graduate students annually to give them unique exposure to policymaking at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum.  To […]

  • Addie Stone poses with signage from the TEDx Talk Series

    CAFLS student says “Agriculture is for everyone” in TEDx Talk

    November 18, 2019

    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 […]

  • Gold and blue corduroy jackets, an FFA trademark for generations, gather for a patriotic start to the annual state convention.

    FFA tradition helps build the future of agriculture

    September 9, 2019

    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.

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    Palmetto LEAF program aims to create leadership pipeline for S.C. agribusiness industry

    September 3, 2019

    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 […]

  • CAFLS seeks applicants for the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Initiative

    August 30, 2019

    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 associate professor of agricultural education, talks about how STEM training can help produce effective instructors needed for successful school-based agricultural programs during the 2019 STEM it UP! conference at Clemson University.

    Clemson and American Floral Endowment STEM it UP! to encourage floriculture education

    July 5, 2019

    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 […]

  • The Clemson Tiger cub wears a cheesehead hat to celebrate Clemson’s fourth-place win in the 2019 United States Championship Cheese Contest held in Wisconsin.

    Clemson Blue Cheese earns recognition in cheese-crazy Wisconsin

    March 26, 2019

    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.

  • Peach trees in bloom in the spring at the Clemson University Musser Fruit Research Farm.

    Clemson Extension agents teach produce growers how to comply with new federal standards

    March 20, 2019

    Clemson Extension and South Carolina Department of Agriculture prepare S.C. produce growers for federal inspections.

  • Peach trees at Musser Fruit Research Center in Seneca.

    Clemson researchers say South Carolina peaches suffered minimal damage from freeze

    March 19, 2019

    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.

  • The Spring 2019 Plant Sale at the South Carolina Botanical Garden is slated for April 5, 6 and 20.

    South Carolina Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sales are April 5, 6 and 20

    March 19, 2019

    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.

  • Paula Agudelo

    Clemson college of agriculture names dean of research, Experiment Station director

    February 19, 2019

    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.