A limited amount of freshwater threatens agriculture production and food security, but researchers believe some crops can be grown sustainably in saline water if proper techniques are used. The researchers are from Clemson University, the University of Florida and the […]
March celebrates National Nutrition Month®. Kim Baker shares a few ways to modify recipes in regard to fat, sugar and salt, taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
Since it began five years ago, the Health Extension for Diabetes program has helped hundreds of people across the state of South Carolina, and the program’s work has garnered state recognition.
January 2023 was the sixth warmest January on record and a Clemson University professor says if temperatures stay warm, it could have an effect on the state’s peach crop. Peaches need a certain number of chill hours, or temperatures below […]
Producers attending the 2023 South Carolina Peanut Growers Meeting learned cotton costs and price may help peanuts gain some ground in South Carolina in 2023. Nathan Smith, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service agricultural economist and agribusiness program team director, said […]
South Carolina cotton farmers will receive the latest updates on the state’s successful fight against the boll weevil Wednesday, March 15, in Cayce, S.C. The meeting will include updates from the S.C. Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, the Southeastern Boll Weevil […]
Cool-season forages can help provide supplemental feed for livestock during the fall and winter months. To help South Carolina livestock owners learn more about cool-season forages, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service is holding field days in March and April. The […]
Giving young people a taste of new, healthy foods can provide them with a delicious meal, but teaching them to prepare those culinary delights themselves has the power to change their whole outlook on food and nutrition — and maybe […]
The Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project Award supports the creation of walking trail that share the stories of local Black history and connect Clemson’s campus with the cities of Seneca and Clemson.
After working with natural resources and educating young people in the Upstate for more than a decade, Patricia Whitener is taking her expertise in both those areas into a role focused on the entire state of South Carolina. Whitener, who […]
After serving 4-H in nearly every possible capacity since joining her local club as a kid who had just gotten her first horse, Ashley Burns is stepping into a new role that takes advantage of all those experiences: South Carolina […]
Clemson Extension provides agribusiness insights into the upcoming growing season for South Carolina farmers as part of the University’s land-grant mission.
Food preservation has been a fundamental part of the Cooperative Extension Service since the organization was formed in 1914. Clemson University Extension agents continue this practice by offering programs such as the South Carolina Master Food Preserver certification program. The […]
We want to reduce rather than replace the amount of waste humans are generating. Sneh Bangar, Clemson researcher A Clemson University postdoctoral researcher believes she has found a way to use kudzu to create a biodegradable food packaging film as […]
Sustainability, climate-smart crops, variety and quality evaluation, harvest tips and more are on the agenda for the 43rd South Carolina Peanut Growers meeting. The meeting is slated for Jan. 26, 2023, at the Santee Conference Center, 1737 Bass Drive, Santee, […]
Cotton growers can learn about the current crop situation and price outlook as well as new varieties during the 2023 South Carolina Cotton Growers Meeting slated for Jan. 24 in Santee, South Carolina. The meeting gets underway with registration at […]
South Carolinians looking to launch or grow a farm business have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training thanks in part to a $600,000 federal grant. The grant was awarded in 2022 from the United States Department of Agriculture […]
As South Carolina corn and soybean farmers prepare for the 2023 growing season, Clemson Extension specialists have a few tips to help ensure productive and profitable crops. These suggestions were given to about 220 participants who attended the December 2022 […]
Organic farming continues to become more popular but offers South Carolina sweet potato farmers fewer options for controlling costly weeds and nematodes than do conventional farming methods. To help give organic farmers new weapons to use against these pests, a […]
In 2013, after James P. Clements was announced as the next president of Clemson University, he was given the opportunity for three trips to campus to meet with leadership teams and various units before he officially began work in December. […]
Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) honored three alumni last month for their outstanding service to the college, University and agribusiness industry.
The 2022 awards recipients were highlighted by one Young Alumni Award winner and two Professional Achievement Award winners.
Animal and Veterinary Sciences graduate Sam Talley had two dreams for his future: attending Clemson and being a cattleman. His next stop is Wyoming before pursuing a master’s program in animal science.
For both the Clemson students and Frierson students, the build process was a true learning experience. Second-year Master of Architecture student Kyle Kane expressed why the CommunityBUILD program—which has completed more than 20 projects for South Carolina communities—continues to attract students like him.
This program will help the South Carolina agricultural community develop barrier-free farming. – Dale Layfield, Clemson associate professor of agricultural education Aging and ailments limit some South Carolina farmers, but faculty and researchers at Clemson and South Carolina State universities […]
The faculty behind a Clemson University program that replicates the collaboration between engineers, technicians and other professionals in manufacturing plants has been a big success and could soon expand.
Ahhh, logs burning in a fireplace, family pet napping, decorations shining on a live Christmas tree in the corner. Sounds like a perfect holiday season evening. But is it? Or is it a scene for unwanted guests to inflict chaos […]
Reed Edwards of FoxPipe Farms in Laurens County, South Carolina has been making hay since 2007 and is a winner in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest. This was the 18th year for the Southeastern Hay Contest, which is part of […]
Become involved and serve in local organizations. Make unique connections with people who have similar interests. – Tracy Woodard of Covered in Cotton Sometimes, folks say, success depends not so much on what you know as it does on who […]
The 2022 holiday season is near, and a Clemson University food systems and safety agent has some tips to help keep people safe from foodborne illnesses. Turkey is a popular entrée served for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, but it also […]
Educational opportunities on cooperatives, agricultural disruptors also upcoming With inflation, supply-chain issues and uncertainty in the economy, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service hopes to provide South Carolina’s farmers with the information needed to navigate those hurdles in one fell swoop. […]
When Patrick Wechter was hired as the new Director of Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center (CREC), moving into his new office didn’t require much logistical expertise. “Literally, if I’d cut a hole in the floor of my previous […]
A Clemson researcher will use a nearly $1 million award from the National Science Foundation to better understand the relationship between the professional development of science leaders in school districts and those districts’ retention of science teachers.
This project will positively impact family farms and the middle-class system of rural America. – Sruthi Narayanan, Clemson crop ecophysiologist Just as family members nurture one another, certain crops can aid each other when planted together. Growing two or more […]
Revisions have been made to South Carolina’s Cottage Food Law and Clemson Extension has a new document to help South Carolina residents navigate these changes. The South Carolina Home-Based Food Production Law, or Cottage Food Law, is the law governing […]
I trust information from the Clemson Extension Service because I know agents and specialists have already done the research and I will benefit from the information they provide. – Henry Houser, a grower from Bowman, South Carolina Tarnished plant bugs […]
It’s often been said knowledge is power, and South Carolina 4-H Youth Development believes in the power of young people — and brings opportunity to glean that knowledge directly to kids from all backgrounds. The week of Oct. 2-8 marked […]