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South Carolina Commissioner's School for Agriculture

About SCCSA

Since 2004, the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture (SCCSA) has served over 600+ students representing nearly every South Carolina county and 15 states. SCCSA provides a challenging and enriching experience to highly motivated rising 11th and 12th-grade high school students who are seeking academic and career exploration within the agricultural, natural resources, and life science fields.

With a focus on hands-on experiences and activities, the week's agenda demonstrates the vast opportunities that exist within these fields. Participants are able to experience first-hand college student residential life while living in the dorms during the seven-day camp. Throughout the week participants also explore the classrooms, laboratories, field and forest facilities utilized by Clemson’s academic programs. Connections are made with future faculty, advisors, and a variety of state-wide industry leaders including the leadership of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Hugh E. Weathers, South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture

“I am proud to have witnessed so many students pursue their interests in agriculture through Commissioner’s School and become leaders in their communities. Agriculture is the number one industry in the state and we need young people with a passion for this great industry to take on the many jobs and duties it requires, find solutions to our most pressing challenges and carry forth agricultural traditions and innovations in South Carolina and beyond.”

Hugh E. Weathers
South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture
South Carolina Commissioner's School for Agriculture
South Carolina Commissioner's School for Agriculture | F153 Poole Agricultural Center, Clemson, SC 29634