Crafting the Future of Agriculture and Forestry
Clemson's Experiment Station is part of a nationwide system of scientists working to improve the quality of lf life for people in their home state, the nation and the world. Clemson scientists have been involved in this effort since 1889 when the university was founded and the South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station was based on the Clemson campus.
Today, the Experiment Station conducts research to identify critical issues and find solutions that support South Carolina's agriculture and forestry industries.
Research is conducted in laboratories, farms, and forests on the Clemson campus and at five research and education centers strategically located in the state's distinct soil and climate regions. Areas of study include coastal forests and ecosystems, food safety and packaging science, environmental conservation, and ornamental horticulture, as well as commercial production of timber, crop plants, and livestock.
Clemson researchers have produced more than 100 new varieties of food and fiber crops, as well as 50 patents. More than 100 scientists, in addition to support staff, are working on more than 110 projects funded through state, federal, and other sources.
The Experiment Station's research focus areas:
- Animal Production Systems
- Non-food Horticultural Crops
- Global Food Security and Hunger
- Climate Change
- Food Safety, Quality and Nutrition
- Community and Economic Development
- Natural Resource Management
Director, Experiment Station