Newberry County Cooperative Extension

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County Offices Closed

As of March 18, all 46 Clemson Cooperative Extension Offices will be closed to the public. Agents and staff will continue to be available by telephone and email. 

The unprecedented step was taken out of an abundance of caution for the health and wellbeing of clients, agents and staff and to slow the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. The decision was made after consultation with Extension administrators, University officials, partnering agencies and stakeholders.

Extension offices are also not accepting soil samples at this time. Mail soil samples to: Clemson Agricultural Services Lab, 171 Old Cherry Road, Clemson, SC., 29634. For questions concerning interpretation of results, contact the Home and Garden Information Center, 1-888-656-9988, or visit hgic.clemson.edu. For all other soil sample questions call 864-656-2068 or email agsrvlb@clemson.edu.

COVID-19 Extension Updates and Resources

Newberry County Extension Office

Clemson Extension employs Extension Agents who work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. Your local Extension Agents provide expertise in Agribusiness, Agronomy,  Food Safety & Nutrition, Horticulture, Livestock & Forages, Forestry and Wildlife Resources, Water Resources, and 4-H and Youth Development.

Effective March 18, 2020, by order of the Director of Extension, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offices are closed to the public until further notice. Additionally, all non-essential in-person meetings and programs have been cancelled, postponed, or changed to online. This is in an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to our staff and the general public. Please call 803-276-1091 if you need assistance. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unusual circumstances.

Extension Agents will continue to be available to answer questions via telephone, email, or other distance technologies. Clemson's Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) will remain open to answer gardening, food safety and nutrition questions by phone or email, and our hundreds of online publications , fact sheets, blog posts, and videos will be available to anyone with internet access.

Soil samples and other diagnostic services will continue, but submission will be modified:
1-Mail samples, including fees, directly to the Ag Service Lab or Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic at the following addresses:
- Ag Service Lab (soil, forage, manure, etc.)
  171 Old Cherry Rd Clemson SC 29364
  Fees and submission forms available at:
www.clemson.edu/public/regulatory/ag-srvc-lab/index.html
-Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic (plant diseases, weed and insect ID)
  511 Westinghouse Rd Pendleton SC 29670
  Fees and submission forms available at:
www.clemson/edu/public/regulatory/plant_problem/index.html
2- Commercial operations with 20 or more samples can schedule a time for a county agent to pick up samples at their facility.

If you require assistance with filling out forms call the Clemson HGIC at 1-888-656-9988 or email hgic@clemson.edu

For questions specific to the Newberry County Clemson Extension Office, please contact County Coordinator Jay Crouch at alfredc@clemson.edu or 803-276-1091.

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