SAFES Nexus
  • Articles, announcements, video, and news about SAFES teaching, research and extension, and discussion about why agricultural, forest and environmental sciences matter to our university, our nation and the world.
Continuing Education
  • SAFES offers diverse online and in-person continuing education programs in a wide range of related topical areas for industry professionals and enthusiasts.
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  • Fact sheets on research-based information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, tree care, pests, water quality and other topics.
Plant Problem Clinic & Nematode Assay Cooperative Extension
  • Clemson Extension delivers research-based information in agriculture, natural resources, food safety and nutrition, and economic and community development to the citizens of South Carolina.
Agricultural Services
  • Testing of animal waste, compost, feed & forages, irrigation water, plant tissue, soil testing, solutions & other
Regulatory Services
  • Pesticide Regulation and Plant Industry

School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

Clemson University’s School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES), part of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS), is home to the foundational vision expressed in founder Thomas Green Clemson’s last will and testament dated August 14, 1883. Clemson called for a scientific institute which would help the citizens of South Carolina prosper by providing teaching, research and extension in the areas of agricultural and natural sciences. Over 100 years later, SAFES’ mission remains to provide unified education, research and public service programs that address public needs in agriculture and natural resources by providing excellence in instruction, scientific inquiry and outreach to citizens of South Carolina, the nation, and the world.

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Research in plant physiology, genetics, plant breeding, pest management, fruit and vegetable crops, arboriculture, and floriculture are hallmarks of Clemson environmental horticulture program.
Clemson Extension inspired the creation of the National Extension Service 100 years ago. Learn More.
Clemson's 17,500-acre Experimental Forest is a living laboratory for SAFES forestry and wildlife biology students and researchers.
Clemson University has been teaching the science of forestry since 1903 and recently received reaccrediation from the Society of American Foresters. Read more.

Clemson's programs in Soils and Sustainable Crop Systems, Agribusiness, Agricultural Mechanization and Agricultural Education make use of several cutting edge research facilities and are geared towards ensuring South Carolina's $34 billion agricultural industry plays a key role in meeting the food demands of growing global population.
Clemson's programs in Soils and Sustainable Crop Systems, Agribusiness, Agricultural Mechanization and Agricultural Education ensure that South Carolina's $34 billion agricultural industry plays a key role in meeting the food demands of growing global population.

Clemson maintains several turfgrass research plots for use by turfgrass management students and researchers. Greenskeepers, athletic field managers and turfgrass industry professionals rely on Clemson turfgrass researchers for the latest research..
SAFES and SCDNR renewed its 31-year cooperative agreement by codifying the process of sharing assets and exchanging personnel.

Farmers, extension agents, and students learn about cutting-edge sustainable farming systems at Clemson's Student Organic Farm, a 15-acre working organic farm and experiential teaching center dedicated to researching profitable, practical sustainable farming techniques..
Clemson wildlife and fisheries biology majors learn about practices and policies that affect the conservation and management of both declining and overabundant wildlife populations.


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