S. Cory Tanner

Area Extension Agent - Commercial Horticulture
Greenville County Master Gardener Coordinator


Email: shannt@clemson.edu
Office: 864-232-4431 ext. 122

Department:
Serving Greenville, Pickens, Oconee, and Anderson Counties

Location:
Greenville County Extension Office

Education:
M.S. in Plant and Environmental Science, August 2007, Clemson University

B.S. in Horticulture, December 2001, Clemson University

Responsibilities:
Commercial ornamental horticulture and coordinate the Greenville County Master Gardener training program.

Publications:
Read Cory's monthly S.C. Gardener columns in S.C. Living Magazine. Online at www.scliving.coop

Bowen, D., A. Dabbs, G. Dickert, B. Landford, W. Massey, and C. Tanner. (2012). Starting a Community Garden. Clemson Cooperative Extension Publication. clemson.edu/extension/communitygarden.

Tanner, C. 2011. Pomegranate. Reprint of Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet – HGIC 1359. Published in March/April 2011 Issue of The South Carolina Nurseryman trade magazine. pp. 18-20.

Knight, F. and Tanner, C. 2010. Garden Peas. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet – HGIC 1328. 3 pp. www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/pdf/hgic1328.pdf

Tanner, C. 2010. Harvesting Vegetables. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet – HGIC 1262. 7 pp. www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/pdf/hgic1262.pdf

Tanner, C. 2009. Pomegranate. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet - HGIC 1359

Tanner, C., T. Davis, K. Smith, E. Brantley, F. Henning, P. Pugliese, G. Wade, M. Fonseca, E. Bauske. 2009. Advanced Concepts in Water Smart Landscapes Part I: Landscape Planning and Design. UGA Coop. Ext. Elec. Bul. CD-044.

Tanner, C. 2007. Butterfly Bush. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet - HGIC 1084.

Professional society activity:
South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association (SCNLA) - Certified Nursery Professional. 2007 - present

South Carolina Landscape and Turfgrass Association (SCLTA) Member – January 2011 to present

South Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents (SCACAA) – 2007 to present

National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) – 2007 to present

Honors and awards:
Achievement Award. SC Association of County Agricultural Agents (SCACAA) Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference. 2013. Greenville, SC.

Clemson Cooperative Extension Service Team Award for work on the Online Master Gardener Program. 2012. Clemson, SC.

National Finalist for Published Photo & Caption “Perfect 3-Cut Pruning.” National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Communication Awards. 2012. North Charleston, SC.

National Winner for Web Site “Upstate Horticulture: Clemson Extension” Facebook Page. National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Communication Awards. 2011. Overland Park, KS.

Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Professionalism Award of the South Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents (SCACAA). Awarded October 9, 2008 in Columbia, SC.

Courses:
Continuing Education Programs for Professional Horticulturists
Pesticide Recertification Training
Master Gardener Training Course
Sowing & Growing: Fundamentals of Horticulture
Junior Master Gardener Program

Additional Information: A life-long gardener, Cory earned a B.S. and an M.S. in horticulture from Clemson University. Prior to employment with Clemson Extension, he worked in the nursery trade, producing quality landscape trees and shrubs. He currently writes a monthly column for SC Living Magazine called SC Gardener and frequently appears as an expert panelist on SCETV’s award-winning gardening program, Making It Grow!, and Clemson University’s Your Day Radio call-in gardening show.