Tom Brant

Forestry & Wildlife Agent: Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick
Forestry and Wildlife Resources Program Team, Abbeville County Cooperative Extension Office, Greenwood County Cooperative Extension Office, Laurens County Cooperative Extension Office, McCormick County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: McCormick County
Phone: 864-465-5030


 Educational Background

M.F. Forestry
Duke University 1985

B.S. Botany
Marshall University 1984


I began my career with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in 2007 as an Area Forestry and Natural Resources Agent and have since taken on Administrative duties also. I am responsible for helping landowners in Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick Counties with their forestry, wildlife, and other natural resources needs. A Licensed and Registered Forester my area of emphasis is the manipulation and coordination of the basic mechanisms of the forest to meet the goals of the landowner and to provide sustainably managed forest and natural resource products for society’s needs. I work closely with the Forestry and Forest Landowner Associations in my area. In addition, I assist with area 4-H programs and other youth programs with their natural resources activities. I am a Steering Committee Member for the State 4-H Forestry Program and the Clemson Representative on the SC Tree Farm Program State Committee I am a member in good standing with the following organizations: Society of American Foresters, South Carolina Forestry Association, Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals, South Carolina Association of County Agricultural Agents. And hold the following registrations: South Carolina Registered Forester #1068, and South Carolina Prescribed Fire Manager #106.