Clemson University ramps up cybersecurity offerings to meet growing need in Charleston area

Clemson University ramps up cybersecurity offerings to meet growing need in Charleston area

Charleston’s technology industry is growing like sea oats on a sand dune and could soon sprout fresh sprigs as Clemson University plants the seeds for new cybersecurity initiatives at its campus overlooking the Cooper River. Two faculty members, Harlan Russell and Kelly Caine, are relocating to the Charleston area for a year to take the lead in creating the initiatives, which will be offered at the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center in North Charleston.

Cover crops can increase soil moisture by as much as 10 percent

COLUMBIA — South Carolina soils are old and weathered, and Clemson University researchers are working with the Richland Soil and Water District and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service to teach the public how growing cover […]

CURI hosts appreciation luncheon for lowcountry faculty and staff

CURI hosts appreciation luncheon for lowcountry faculty and staff

While main campus employees were enjoying Thursday’s Employee Appreciation luncheon at the Fresh Food Company, faculty and staff working outside of Clemson were also being appreciated at luncheons held around the state. One of those locations was North Charleston. About […]

Public invited to follow #ClemsonAgTour across South Carolina May 20-24

Cutting-edge research and entrepreneurial innovation are two reasons agriculture remains South Carolina’s top economic sector. To highlight that fact, a group of Clemson University administrators, professors and staff will be taking a statewide tour of agricultural research centers and industries May 20-24, and the public is invited to follow along through social media.

Clemson Extension helping emergency workers safely use chainsaws in disasters

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided funding for a series of tree cleanup and chainsaw safety courses aimed at training hundreds of first responders and others how to properly deal with downed trees and safely manage their chainsaw use. The courses are being offered throughout South Carolina by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the University of Georgia. 

Clemson students learn about tree care industry from Bartlett Tree experts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students from Clemson University and Spartanburg Community College learned more about the science, art and business of tree care during a recent visit to the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Experimental Grounds. [vid origin=”youtube” vid_id=”oU2DFet_PXE” size=”medium” align=”right”] […]

Nutrition education program celebrates 50 years of service

Created in the 1960s to promote health among the nation’s most vulnerable — low-resource families with children — the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) teaches participants how to budget their food dollars to increase food security and diet quality. By addressing barriers to health and healthy eating, the program helps people gain the knowledge and, most importantly, the desire to adopt a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle.

4-H Engineering Challenge helps STEM students find their passions

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.

Clemson researcher trying to revive staple of southern supper tables

FLORENCE – South Carolina’s heat and humidity are threatening to destroy a mainstay on southern supper tables, but a Clemson researcher believes he can help save the traditional southern dish. Butterbeans, also known as lima beans, have been served up […]

Clemson College of Education to discount online degree programs for S.C. educators

South Carolina teachers pursuing graduate education programs in Clemson University’s College of Education will receive a 10 percent tuition reduction thanks to the college’s new SC Teacher Incentive Program beginning in the 2019-20 academic year. The program will apply to four of the college’s online master’s programs.

Annie’s Project seeks to provide the state’s female farmers the skills to succeed

Aimed at teaching women farm management skills in a relaxed setting, Annie’s Project is coming back to South Carolina for an eighth year to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. The four-day program offered by Clemson Cooperative Extension is set for May 14-17 in Hartsville.

Clemson natural resource scientists honored for research efforts

A pair of scientists working to foster wildlife and natural resources conservation in South Carolina and beyond have garnered recognition as this year’s top researchers in Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. David Jachowski and John Rodgers, faculty members in the forestry and environmental conservation department, were recently named CAFLS Researchers of the Year.

Clemson researchers say South Carolina peaches suffered minimal damage from freeze

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.

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

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 announces Southern Heritage Crops Workshop

WEST COLUMBIA — The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service’s New and Beginning Farmer Program will host a workshop, Securing a Niche with Southern Heritage Crops, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at the Phillips Market Center, 117 […]

Clemson Extension working to eliminate ‘food deserts’ through Feeding Innovation program

A report by the USDA revealed that more than 1 million low-income South Carolinians live in food deserts, areas more than one mile from a grocery store that have limited access to other outlets for fresh foods. Clemson Extension is working to address that crisis by partnering on the Feeding Innovation program, designed to support entrepreneurs interested in developing or expanding healthy food enterprises in underserved areas of the state.

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

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.

Clemson Extension workshops offer tools for farm transfer planning

Clemson Extension, in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau and support from a U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant through the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, will be holding a series of Farm Transfer Workshops across the state from February until April.

Clemson Bull Test graduates new class of cattle genetics

It may look like a typical cattle auction ring, but the bulls that passed through the 43rd annual Clemson University Bull Test sale were really under a gigantic microscope. More than 300 beef business professionals were examining 49 yearling bulls for the qualities they need to improve the genetics in the next generations of beef cattle in the Southeast.

Clemson researchers develop new online tool for managing plant diseases

CLEMSON – The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service has developed an innovative online tool that will help Extension agents and others identify and understand some of the most devastating plant diseases. Madeline Dowling, a post-doctoral researcher from Easley working with […]