Cooperative Extension fulfills one-third of Clemson University’s land-grant mission of research, teaching and extension by serving as the primary public service outreach arm of the University. We improve the economy, environment, and well-being of South Carolinians through the delivery of unbiased, research-based information and education.
Our educational offerings cover the following:
The 4-H Youth Development program empowers youth to become healthy, productive, and contributing members of society.
The Agribusiness program provides information and education on the use of business and economic principles for making decisions involving agriculture, natural resources, and communities.
The Agricultural Education program provides educational programs for both youth and adults in agriculture, food and natural resources
The Agronomic Crops program provides information on crop production that enables row crop producers to improve the sustainability of their operations.
The Food Systems and Safety program team provides educational information related to food systems (processing, packaging, distribution, and consumption of food) and food safety for the food industry and consumers.
The Forestry and Wildlife Resources program provides information to improve the quality and economic potential of land, timber, wildlife, and other natural resource pursuits.
The Horticulture program provides educational resources to improve the horticulture industry, communities, and quality of life for consumers.
The Livestock and Forages program provides educational resources and programming to educate animal agriculture and forage producers.
The Rural Health and Nutrition (RHN) program focuses on health and nutrition, including topics related to nutrition, physical activity, and stress management for disease prevention, disease self-management, and overall quality of life through wellness.
The Water Resources program utilizes the expertise of faculty, agents, and staff in providing information that affects the availability and quality of water resources.
Clemson Extension agents are located in all 46 counties and at the university's six Research and Education Centers.