Vision & Mission


To be acknowledged as the foremost provider of practical new discoveries, outreach education and technical assistance in the areas of agribusiness productivity and profitability, economic and community development, environmental conservation, food safety and nutrition, and 4-H youth development to enhance the quality of life for South Carolina’s citizens.


Clemson University Public Service Activities is made up of four interrelated units: Experiment Station, Extension Service, Livestock Poultry Health and Regulatory Services. The overall agency mission is to conduct research, extension (knowledge transfer) and regulatory programs that:

  • Advance the competitiveness of South Carolina’s $42 billion agriculture and forestry industry

  • Enhance the economic potential of rural communities

  • Safeguard the food supply

  • Preserve natural resources

  • Prepare young people for the workforce through 4-H