Paul Thompson

County Extension Agent - Horticulture
Horticulture Program Team, Chester County Cooperative Extension Office, Lancaster County Cooperative Extension Office, York County Cooperative Extension Office

Office: York County
Phone: 803-639-9101
Fax: 803-684-2297


 Educational Background

M. Ag Plant Health
Clemson University 1994

A.S Landscape Design and Sales
Lake City Community College 1984

B.S Ornamental Horticulture
Clemson University 1992


I am a Distinguished Urban Horticulture Agent in York, Chester and Lancaster Counties. I am a Certified Nursery Professional with the SC Nursery and Landscape Association. I coordinate the Master Gardener Program and conduct educational programs for consumers and horticulture professionals. I write a monthly garden column for YC Magazine, a quarterly column for SC Farmer's magazine, and am a regular guest on SCETV's Making it Grow. I have received many awards for programming and communication efforts through national and state peer associations to include the 2015 Distinguished Service Award.

 Extension and Outreach

-Statewide Pesticide Calibration and Safety Workshops
-South Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association Certified Nursery Professional - developed courses to prepare participants to pass the written and plant identification certification exams
-South Carolina Master Gardener online course
-Carolina Yards program