Letter from the Vice President

John W. Kelly Vice President for Public Service and AgricultureTo meet the current and future needs of South Carolina’s agriculture and natural resources industries, we have refined the missions for our statewide network of research sites:

Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science, Georgetown
Conserving natural resources in a changing landscape through innovative research

Coastal Research and Education Center, Charleston
Partnering to advance health and nutrition through plant-based research and education

Edisto Research and Education Center, Blackville
Strengthening traditional services in agriculture and advancing agriculture through farming technology

Pee Dee Research and Education Center, Florence
Improving productivity of traditional crops and stimulating agricultural innovation through biotechnology

Thanks to the support of the S.C. General Assembly, new scientists are now being hired to provide critical expertise needed by the state’s agriculture, forestry and natural resources industries. These new scientists join a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to the success of South Carolina’s citizens and agribusiness industries.

John W. Kelly
Vice President for Public Service and Agriculture