Livestock & Forages Extension and Outreach Programs

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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.

All 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.

Establishment, management and efficient utilization of grazing and hay crops like bermudagrass, bahiagrass, alfalfa and tall fescue are also areas of expertise for many of the agents.

State Livestock and Forage Program Team Leader:
Matthew Burns, (864) 656-1743 or 

Upcoming Events:

Producer Pastureland Ecology Workshop

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When:  August 12 - 14, 2014 
Where:  Clemson University Experiment Station
Agenda:  click here
Contact:  John Andrae - - 864-656-3504

Small Ruminant Short Course

small ruminant short course

When:  August 15, 2014 9am - 4pm
Where:  Timberock at Hopkins Farm (3717 Fork Shoals Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680)
Agenda:  click here
Contact:  Lindsey Craig - - 864-878-1394

Clemson University Experiment Station Field Day

When:  August 23, 2014
Where:  Clemson University Experiment Station
Agenda:  click here
To Register:  click here or (call 864-656-7592)
Contact:  Matthew Burns -

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Clemson University Bovine Artificial Insemination School

When:  September 30 - October 2, 2014
Where:  Clemson University Experiment Station
Agenda:  click here
To Register:  click here
Contact:  Matthew Burns - - 864-656-1743

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