While many college football fans were focused on the football matchup between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Clemson Tigers, researchers from the two institutions were working together off the playing field to develop a college-level sustainable agriculture curriculum that is used in conjunction with university teaching farms.
A crop geneticist whose research specializes in peanut breeding has joined the Advanced Plant Technology program at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center.
Clemson University agricultural education professor and Agriculture Division chairman Thomas R. Dobbins was honored with a teacher fellow award from the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture at the group’s annual meeting.
Clemson University will offer a new major to prepare students for leadership roles in South Carolina’s growing global agricultural industry by educating them in its economic and business principles.
When Brittney Waller isn’t throwing a discus 160 feet, she’s cultivating her interest in agriculture — and exceeding in both. The standout Clemson track and field star is also a standout agricultural education student.
In 1987, when Carl McHenry Lund Sr. and his wife, Mary, created the Lund Professor of the Year Award Endowment in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, their dream was to someday establish a permanent endowed chair position to attract a top researcher and an excellent teacher. Carl Sr. passed away in 2002, but thanks to Mary Lund and their son, Carl Jr. and his wife Scarlett, that dream has become a reality.
Toward a goal of environmental stability, R. Glenn Hilliard '65 and his wife, Heather, have provided Clemson University with a $1 million endowment to teach generations to treasure and manage the dynamic balance between thenatural and human-made worlds.
People are getting back to the land, or at least to their backyards, where they are reconnecting with growing things — vegetables, fruits, cattle, timber, flowers, shrubs, even families and local economies. And Clemson Extension agents are available to provide sound, scientifically based information to South Carolinians and help them use that information to improve the quality of their lives.