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Our Mission

Advancing animal agriculture for the betterment of society through science-based learning, outreach and research.

Our Vision 

AVS will be the preeminent animal science program in the Southeast recognized for the positive impact on society by our students, research and outreach.

Our Goals

  • Educate students to think critically, communicate and apply scientific knowledge in the field of animal science
  • Translate and relay animal science information to society
  • Engage a community of scholars to innovate and seek discoveries in the field of animal science

Departmental News & Announcements

The 2017 National Poultry Improvement Plan Blood Testing/Small Flock Certification Workshop will be held Saturday, August 5th, 2017. Register today! The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is a voluntary program administered by the USDA, the various states, and the poultry industry.  Begun as a national program in 1935, it was designed to improve the poultry industry by controlling and eradicating Pullorum disease and fowl typhoid from poultry flocks, improving the selection of breeders and sanitation practices.  Participation was, and still is, voluntary; the incentive to participate being the use of official NPIP logos on advertising and containers and the ability to ship product across state lines or internationally easier.  Although still a voluntary program, state and federal regulations make it difficult for a poultry business of any size to operate without participation. Download a study guide here.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! The Clemson University Dairy Science Club successfully participated at the National ADSA (American Dairy Science Association) conference held in Pittsburgh, PA in June 2017.

2nd Place for Dairy Production Presentation Title went to Sara Garbowski for "Grocery By-Product Waste and How Dairy Cattle Can Help". Lauren Scott also did an outstanding job in the Dairy Production presentation with her title "Exploring the Market of Goat Milk Products".

2nd Place for Website Competition went to our Dairy Science Club website designed by Kaitlyn Amsler and others.

6th Place in the Dairy Quiz Bowl went to Lauren Scott, Sara Garbowski, Ben Chamberlin, Chris Murphy and alternate, Baily Hunt. This team won against University of Kentucky and NC State before losing to New Hampshire to place 6th overall.

The club members also particpated in the Scrapbook competition (Designer Kaitlyn Amsler), the Club Activity Symposium, Officer selection and Club Reports. Special mention to Becca Klopp for helping coordinate all of the activities.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!  to Rebekah Strunk (1st Place) and Shanice Krombeen (3rd Place) for being awarded the 2017 CAFLS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. These awards are given to graduate teaching assistants who have been recognized by faculty, students and fellow graduate teaching assistants as exemplary in undergraduate teaching. Recipients receive a certificate and a cash award.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! to Jessie Tipton for winning 3rd place for her poster presentation about her thesis work "The Effects of Age at Weaning and Length of Lipid Supplementation on Carcass Quality in Young Steers" in the Graduate Research Discoveries Symposium on April 7th. This university wide event is designed for graduate students from the different colleges to showcase their research in a manner that is understandable to those outside of the students' respective disciplines.

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Block & Bridle Honorary Members - The members of the Clemson University Block & Bridle Club organize and participate in a variety of social and educational events to promote all aspects of agriculture.

AVS Department Room & Equipment Use:

Histology Core Facility

›› Submit request for equipment use and review calendar for availability

Upcoming Events

SEP 19

Hay Production Clinic

4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Edisto REC

OCT 14

Edisto Forage Bull Test Sale

11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Edisto REC

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