Animal agriculture is a diverse and vitally important component of South Carolina agriculture. From chickens to cows and horses to aquaculture, this industry is huge to our state’s overall agricultural economy.
Clemson Extension employs approximately 15 extension agents with primary livestock and forage responsibilities in South Carolina. Six additional agents serve multiple counties in the state and focus exclusively on forage and livestock outreach.
Today, all Clemson Extension area and county agents work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on the Clemson campus and with the beef cattle facilities located at the Edisto Research and Education Center near Blackville. They provide expertise in topics ranging from beef cattle, dairy cattle, equine, small ruminant, poultry and pork production.