Chase Smoak

Horticulture Agent
Horticulture Program Team, Lee County Cooperative Extension Office, Sumter County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: Sumter
Phone: 803-848-8163


 Educational Background

B.S. Horticulture
Clemson University 2016

 Courses Taught

Plant Propagation
Emergency Tree Removal
Continuing Education Programs for Horticulture Professionals and Consumers
South Carolina Master Gardener Training Course


Chase Smoak is a horticulture agent with Clemson University Cooperative Extension for Sumter and Lee Counties. After serving four years in the Marine Corps Infantry, he received his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Clemson University in 2016. Chase began his Master's in Plant and Environmental Sciences, focusing on plant propagation in 2020. Before joining the Clemson team in June 2018, Chase was a contract propagator and private consultant for businesses hoping to improve propagation success. Propagation of recalcitrant plants and incorporating native plants into urban landscapes are his personal areas of interest. Chase writes gardening columns for multiple publications and frequently appears on SCETV's award-winning television show, Making It Grow.


Smoak, J.C. 2022. Florida Anise. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet. HGIC 1038.

Smoak, J.C. 2018. Black Gum. Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center Fact Sheet. HGIC 1036.


Sumter County Clemson Extension