Chapin receives highest Extension award

By Diane Palmer

Entomologist Jay W. ChapinEntomologist Jay W. Chapin received the Alumni Distinguished Cooperative Extension Public Service Award, the highest award given to a Clemson Extension professional. He was honored for his outstanding service to the small grain and peanut growers of South Carolina.

A faculty member since 1979, Chapin began his career as an Extension specialist at the Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville. His expertise includes a variety of crops in addition to small grains and peanuts. He developed active programs for insect management, agronomic production and disease management. Some of his management programs are now the standard across the Southeast and his peanut production research is nationally recognized.

For information: Jay Chapin, 803-284-3343, ext. 226,