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Pee Dee Research & Education Center

Pee Dee Research and Education Center

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Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee for the Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC) is a group of volunteer members of our community and stakeholders that meets twice a year to provide advice and support to our REC. They help us strengthen programs, promote public relations, and improve relationships with other organizations.

Our next meeting will be scheduled in conjunction with one of our Fall Field Days (date soon to be announced).

For more information about our Advisory Committee, contact Dr. John Andrae at or 864.933.5987.


The mission of the Clemson University Pee Dee Research & Education Center is to foster economic stability and development by conducting research and education programs focused on traditional and new plant-based systems appropriate to the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.

The Pee Dee Research & Education Center (REC) is a 2,300 acre tract of land situated in Florence and Darlington counties. The Center is home to top-quality research in areas that are of particular importance to South Carolina residents. It is an integral part of Clemson University's Public Service activities including the Agricultural Research and Forestry system and the Cooperative Extension Service with twelve resident faculty and fifty support personnel.

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USDA: Agriculture Research Services

In addition to being home to Clemson University faculty, the Pee Dee REC is home to two USDA-ARS faculty members. USDA-ARS faculty study similar subjects as their Pee Dee REC counterparts, including cotton research and water management.

USDA - ARS Website
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USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service

For more than 80 years, USDA-NRCS has helped people make investments in their operations and local communities to keep working lands working, boost rural economies, increase the competitiveness of American agriculture, and improve the quality of our air, water, soil, and habitat.


Carolina Seed Systems

Carolina Seed Systems exists to increase value for growers and their buyers by delivering premium hybrid sorghum seed fit for the Southeast. Because the most value comes from the best seed, selection from natural variation is at the heart of product development.

Carolina Seed Systems Website
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Pee Dee Research and Education Center
Pee Dee Research and Education Center | 2200 E Pocket Rd, Florence, SC 29506