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About Clemson Cooperative Extension

Clemson Extension helps improve the quality of life of all South Carolinians by providing unbiased, research-based information through an array of public outreach programs in youth development; agribusiness; agriculture; food, nutrition and health; and natural resources. With offices in all 46 counties of the state, Extension works to help support South Carolina’s $42 billion agriculture and forestry industries; strengthen families and communities; improve stewardship of natural resources and the environment; strengthen connections between people and their food; and expose South Carolina youth to opportunities in agriculture, science, technology, engineering and math.

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Cooperative Extension Programs

Children gardening with 4H school gardening program.

4-H Youth Development

Clemson University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development uses a learn-by-doing approach to help youth gain the knowledge and skills to be responsible, productive and contributing members of society. View the online 4-H Development courses here.

South Carolina pine forest.

Forestry and Wildlife

Clemson Extension employs Extension Specialists and Associates at the Clemson University Campus with primary Forestry and Wildlife Resources responsibilities across South Carolina. View the online Forestry and Wildlife courses here.

Student observing greenhouse garden plants.

Horticulture

Clemson Extension agents with primary horticulture responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. View the online Horticulture courses here.

Student and professor working in the bottoms in the Aquaculture Center.

Water Resources

The Clemson Cooperative Extension Water Resources Team consists of Extension Specialists, Associates and Agents from around the state working together to address water quantity and water quality issues in South Carolina and beyond. View the online Water Resources courses here.

Cows stand and along a fence line as the sun sets at Clemson University’s LaMaster Dairy Center.

Livestock and Forages

Clemson Extension employs approximately 15 extension agents with primary livestock and forage responsibilities in South Carolina. Additional agents serve multiple counties in the state and focus exclusively on forage and livestock outreach. View the online Livestock and Forages courses here.

Local produce at the Johnstone Meadows Farmers Market.

Food Systems and Safety

Clemson Extension agents with primary Food Systems and Safety responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. View the online Food Systems and Safety courses here.

Participants in the South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer program visit agribusinesses.

Agribusiness

The Extension Agribusiness Team provides information and education on the use of business and economic principles for making decisions involving agriculture, natural resources and communities. Learn more about the Extension Agribusiness program here.

Tractor tilling soil corn crop in background.

Agricultural Education

In South Carolina, Clemson Extension staff supervise the Agricultural Education programs. Learn more about the Extension Ag-Ed program here.

Students and faculty in the Organic Farm in the Bottoms.

Agronomic Crops

Clemson Extension agents with primary agronomic responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. Learn more about the Agronomic Crops program here.

Tool for diabetes self-management from Clemson, Prisma Health–Upstate certified by American Diabetes Association.

Rural Health and Nutrition

The Rural Health and Nutrition Extension Program Team offers scientifically supported initiatives and programs to help all South Carolinians prevent and self-manage chronic disease. Learn more about the Rural Health and Nutrition program here.

Cooperative Extension Events