ESPS Clubs & Organizations


Sigma Xi logoSigma Xi:   Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. Sigma Xi publishes the award-winning American Scientist magazine, awards hundreds of grants annually to promising student researchers and sponsors a variety of programs that serve science and society. Membership in Sigma Xi is by invitation.


Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists logoSouthern Association of Agricultural Scientists:   The Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists (SAAS) strives to forward the interests of Southern agriculture by bringing agricultural leaders in the educational field and industry together. The association instructs and trains individuals for the purpose of improving or developing their capabilities relating to educational activities in service to the public arena.


Agronomy and Soil Science

American Forage and Grassland Council logoAmerican Forage and Grassland Council:   The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) is dedicated to advancing the use of forage as a prime feed resource. Our members represent the academic community, producers, private industry, institutes and foundations.


American Society of Agronomy logo American Society of Agronomy:   The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is dedicated to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, and fiber crops while maintaining and improving the environment, meeting the needs of its members through policy development, publications, recognition and awards, placement service, certification programs, meetings, and student activities.   Southern Branch of American Society of Agronomy


American Soybean Association logoAmerican Soybean Association:   The primary focus of the American Soybean Association (ASA) is policy development and implementation. The ASA is tasked with accomplishing the policy goals established by its farmers/members/delegates.


Crop Science Society of America logoCrop Science Society of America:   The Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is dedicated to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, and fiber crops while maintaining and improving the environment.


Global Plant BreedingGlobal Plant Breeding:   The global plant breeding website was organized to provide information and support for plant breeders in all parts of the world, working on all crop plants, in public service and private industry, and is the main site for the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee.


International Plant Nutrition Institute logoInternational Plant Nutrition Institute:   The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) is a not-for-profit, science-based organization with a focus on agronomic education and research support.


National Corn Growers Association logoNational Corn Growers Association:   The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is the largest trade organization in the United States representing corn growers. It represents corn growers throughout the entire corn industry, the U.S. government, and consumers and throughout the world.


Soil Science Society of America logoSoil Science Society of America:   The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is dedicated to advancing the field of soil science. It provides information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, recycling, and wise land use.


South Carolina Soybean Board logoSouth Carolina Soybean Board:   The South Carolina Soybean Board (SCSB) is a group of 12 soybean producers from South Carolina who are responsible for administering the soybean checkoff in the state.


Southern Weed Science Society logoSouthern Weed Science Society:   The Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS) was established to bring together persons from the southern region to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and information, and discuss and plan means of securing more adequate weed control through more and better correlated and coordinated effort on weed research and control by Federal, State, and local public or private agencies.


Weed Science Society of America logoWeed Science Society of America:  The Weed Science Society of America is a non-profit professional society, promoting research, education, and extension outreach activities related to weeds; providing science-based information to the public and policy makers; and fostering awareness of weeds and their impacts on managed and natural ecosystems.



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Clemson University Entomology Society: The Clemson University Entomology Society (Entomology Club) is open to anyone in the Clemson community who has an interest in insects. Full-time students make up the core membership, but faculty and staff also participate in Entomology Club events.


ESA Logo Entomological Society of America: The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 5,700 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government.


 National Pest Management Association logoNational Pest Management Association:   The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is a non-profit organization committed to the protection of public health, food and property. This Web site serves as a comprehensive resource for consumers, media, educators and pest control professionals.


North American Benthological SocietyNorth American Benthological Society:   The North American Benthological Society (NABS) is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote better understanding of the biotic communities of lake and stream bottoms and their role in aquatic ecosystems, by providing media and disseminating new investigation results, new interpretations, and other benthological information to aquatic biologists and to the scientific community.


South Carolina Entomological SocietySouth Carolina Entomological Society: The South Carolina Entomological Society (SCES) has supported entomological sciences in South Carolina. The SCES is home to many individuals, from professional entomologists to amateur insect collectors.


South Carolina Pest Control Association logoSouth Carolina Pest Control Association:   The South Carolina Pest Control Association (SCPCA) is a member-funded non-profit organization committed to protecting public health, food and property from pests. Our members are pest control professionals – extensively trained specialists who contribute to the health, safety and economic vitality of South Carolina’s communities.


Plant Pathology

American Phytopathological Society logoAmerican Phytopathological Society:  The American Phytopathological Society (APS) is the premier society dedicated to high-quality, innovative plant pathology research, providing credible and beneficial information related to plant health; advocating and participating in the exchange of knowledge with the public, policy makers, and the larger scientific community; and promoting and providing opportunities for scientific communication, career preparation and professional development for its members.


Mycological Society of America logoMycological Society of America:   The Mycological Society of America is a scientific society dedicated to advancing the science of mycology - the study of fungi of all kinds including mushrooms, molds, truffles, yeasts, lichens, plant pathogens, and medically important fungi.


Organization of Nematologists of Tropical AmericaOrganization of Nematologists of Tropical America:   The Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America (ONTA) is a nonprofit entity comprised of members who have an interest in the study of plant-parasitic, free-living and insect-parasitic nematodes.


Society of Nematologists logoSociety of Nematologists:   The Society of Nematologists (SON) is an international organization formed to advance the science of nematology in both its fundamental and economic aspects, acting as an agency for the exchange of information, holding regular meetings, and promoteing and extending knowledge in all phases of nematology.


SC Upstate Mycological Society logoSouth Carolina Upstate Mycological Society:   The goal of the South Carolina Upstate Mycological Society (SCUMS) is to bring people together who share a common interest in mushrooms and related fungi, and to facilitate an appreciation and understanding of fungi.


SC Nursery and Landscape Association logoSC Nursery and Landscape Association:   The SC Nursery and Landscape Association (SCNLA) was established in order to promote the nursery industry, disseminate knowledge and stimulate public interest in all facets and related industries of ornamental horticulture.