Dedicated to enhancing and expanding local food and agricultural businesses in the state, the S.C. Center for Cooperative and Enterprise Development is operated by Clemson University through Clemson Cooperative Extension and funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Cooperative Development Grant.
It’s a new year and a great time to learn or brush up on practices needed to successfully grow food crops. The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service’s Horticulture Program has several virtual meetings planned to provide information from organic fertility to growing tomatoes and peppers, cucurbits and brassicas. These free meetings will be offered via Zoom. Registration is […]
While COVID-19 safety concerns meant the 37th installment of Clemson Extension’s annual Southeast Ag Lenders School was held virtually for the first time, attendees said the conference still succeeded at making them better informed of the decisions farmers are facing in the coming year.
2020 proved itself the most unprecedented year in modern history. Paramount shifts in the global market caused by COVID-19 led to innovative changes across industries. An increased need to modernize and adapt emerged, including advances in health care, the strengthening of digital connectivity and flexibility in manufacturing. Clemson University’s researchers are among those responding aggressively […]
As most will agree, 2020 has been a trying year but there is hope for the agricultural sector to drive away this black swan event that has spread chaos across the globe and for American farmers to rebound. Black swan events are unpredictable events that have potentially severe consequences. For 2020, the black swan is […]
Clemson University Extension Associate Amy Dabbs received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2020 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference.
Register now for the 5th Annual South Carolina Ag Outlook Conference to be held online Nov. 20.
Fall is an ideal time to test soil and Clemson's Agricultural Service Laboratory offers these tests to help growers prepare for spring crops.
The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences has announced it will close the Starkey Swine Center at the end of the year.
As online offerings continue, Clemson Extension is preparing to reopen county offices under modified operations based on S.C. DHEC data.
During this time of uncertainty, many people are donating food or are working or volunteering in food banks, food pantries or soup kitchens.
A Clemson researcher is leading a multi-state team of scientists studying a fungal disease threatens to devastate these perennial tree crops and pose a national agricultural security threat.
Clemson, S.C. — Kyle O’Rourke, Emily Allen and William Trax, three Clemson University horticulture students , spent their summer helping Clemson Cooperative Extension Service agents launch a new statewide program. The South Carolina Certified Landscape Professional (SCCLP) program is an online, self-paced certification program that provides high-level horticultural education and training to green industry professionals. […]
Researchers from the Clemson University Edisto REC are working on projects they believe will help South Carolina farmers conserve water and save money.
A partnership with a cohort of Southeastern land-grant research universities is helping Clemson clear a major hurdle toward reviving its small grains breeding program: gathering the material to get started. The Southeastern University Small Grains Cooperative Breeding Program (SunGrains) brings together programs from member universities across the region to maximize funding and research opportunities and share resources and royalties.