Clemson Extension program building better leaders for SC communities

Clemson, South Carolina — The Extension Emerging Leadership Initiative (EELI) was created to develop leaders who exemplify professionalism and integrity and inspire others, and as it prepares for its fourth cohort, the proof of its success is in the proverbial pudding. […]

Meet the Expert: Sarah Custer, Director of Emergency Management

Whether it’s responding to a report of smoke in a building on campus, preparing for a hurricane approaching South Carolina or helping coordinate the logistics of a home football game, Director of Emergency Management Sarah Custer and her team go to work to do whatever is needed.

South Carolina youth show off shooting skills at national 4-H event

State Champs also crowned in 4-H shotgun project Grand Island, Nebraska — The 4-H Shooting Sports program aims to teach youth marksmanship, safe use of firearms, principles of hunting and archery, and more, and four South Carolinians hit their targets […]

New Clemson University podcast aims to explain the natural world

Clemson University has launched a new science podcast titled Earthly that will explain the science behind some of world’s most pressing issues in agriculture, natural resources, wildlife, and the earth sciences. The first edition of Earthly was distributed Sept. 5, […]

Don’t fumble your tailgate safety

Clemson University ranks number 5 in World Sports Network’s Best College Tailgates and with football season here, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service has some tips to help sideline foodborne illnesses. Common foods eaten when tailgating include those with meats, dairy […]

Clemson Extension offers Basics of Beekeeping Hybrid Course

Beekeeping is critical to United States agriculture and has grown in popularity as a hobby enjoyed by thousands of South Carolina residents. To help new and aspiring beekeepers learn how to be successful, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service has developed […]

Clemson Extension online course teaches basic forage concepts and principles

Clemson Extension is offering an online course to help South Carolina forage and livestock producers enhance their overall management skills and improve the production and sustainability of their operations. The course, Forage Systems in South Carolina, is designed to teach […]

Clemson announces 2023 Peanut Field Day

New varieties, modern technology, disease and weed management, as well as economics and cover crops are on the agenda for the 2023 Clemson Extension Peanut Field Day Sept. 7 at the Edisto Research and Education Center (REC) in Blackville, South […]

Keinath named APS Fellow

Anthony “Tony” Keinath is the first Clemson University Research and Extension plant pathologist to be named a fellow by The American Phytopathological Society (APS). This award is one of the highest levels of professional recognition conferred by APS in recognition […]

Clemson Pee Dee REC announces Field Day

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Pollinator habitats, genetics, cover crops and cotton variety trials are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC) Field Day on Aug. […]

SC New and Beginning Farmer Program launches new advanced program

Clemson Extension program now accepting applications for 2023-24 Columbia, SC — South Carolina farmers looking to grow their farm businesses now have access to advanced level business and production training thanks in part to a $600,000 grant from the United […]

Cool spring temperatures slow watermelon crop, increase Fusarium infections

“Fusarium wilt is a devastating disease. We want to do what we can to help solve problems associated with this disease.” Gilbert Miller, Clemson Extension vegetable specialist Sweet, refreshing watermelon is a favorite summertime treat, but cooler-than-normal temperatures this spring […]

Clemson, Duke Energy partner to teach teachers about wildlife and land management ecology

A group of K-12 teachers from across the Upstate took a field trip to learn about wildlife and land management ecology from Clemson faculty, thanks to a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Fourteen teachers from schools in Oconee, Pickens, Anderson and Greenville counties participated in the workshop June 12-15 at Duke Energy’s Bad Creek Outdoor Classroom.

CAFLS introduces Interis as new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The term “holistic student experience” may sound elaborate, but to Matthew Interis it simply means taking care of the whole student and not just their academics. And that’s exactly what Interis — who began July 1 as the Associate Dean […]

Clemson announces 2023 Watermelon Field Day

This year’s Clemson University Watermelon Field Day highlights innovative technology combined with tested management practices to give watermelon growers an edge on growing this summer favorite. Watermelon is the largest acreage vegetable crop grown in South Carolina, with 117 million […]

County Extension agents honored with Lever Hall of Fame induction

Although he never knew his namesake, Frank Lever III recalls that his grandfather believed the act of Congress that created a nationwide Extension system in America was “almost entirely a product of South Carolina thinking.” And at a ceremony in […]

Clemson researchers tweak cotton genes to improve productivity

Clemson University researchers are determining how to develop a higher-yielding, better-quality cotton by altering plant growth habit and form. Led by molecular biologist Sachin Rustgi, the researchers are looking at how regulating certain genes can transform cotton from a perennial […]