Sustainable Agriculture Program

The Clemson University Sustainable Agriculture (SA) Program provides sustainable agriculture education and outreach programs to Cooperative Extension Service personnel, Natural Resources Conservation Service staff and other agriculture professionals, farmers, and landowners with an interest in sustainable agriculture.

The Program is managed by stakeholder input through an advisory committee consisting of farmers, agriculture professionals, Non-Government representatives and others with an interest in sustainable agriculture development.

Several research and outreach activities devoted to sustainable agriculture involve various Clemson colleges, departments and outlying research and education centers. For example, the Agroecology Program at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center is devoted to sustainable row crop farming methods. The Coastal and Edisto RECs conduct research on sustainable vegetable, small grain, cotton, peanut, soybean and livestock production. The Clemson Student Organic Farm Project is devoted to research and demonstration of organic production methods for high value vegetables, herbs and cut flowers.

The SA Program also host several workshops and outreach opportunities for the benefit of local small farmers in the southeast.